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City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue

Washington, DC

Our Mission

The goal of City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue is to find forever homes for adoptable cats and dogs so that they will never end up in a kill shelter or become displaced again.

City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue rescues adoptable cats and dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. We are a foster-based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia.

CDCK has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our cats and dogs. We do not operate under a first-come, first-served model. As a volunteer organization, it may take a few weeks before everything is processed should we find an appropriate match. Please know we do our best to process adoption applications as quickly as possible. This requires checking references, arranging home visits, and coordinating visits with potential cats and dogs.

Our adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $425 unless otherwise noted; senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.

Our adoption fee for cats and kittens is $200 unless otherwise noted

Adoption Policy

All of our dogs and cats are in private foster homes. If you are interested in meeting one, please complete our application.

All profiles are updated several times of week and provide all current information we know about the dogs and cats in our care.


APPLICATION: Interested adopters should fill out an ?application for the cat(s) or dog(s) you are interested in. Only one application is required, and it applies for all cats or dogs listed on your application. If you are interested in adopting both a cat and a dog, you must complete an application for each type of animal.

Important Note Regarding Timing: We screen all applications to find what we believe will be the best environment for each particular cat or dog. If we believe that we currently have a potential match for you, our typical response time is within a week. If you do not receive a response within two weeks, please assume that we have not been able to find a good match. Please do not interpret a lack of response as a belief by City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue that you would not be able to provide a loving home for a cat or dog.

APPLICATIONS COUNSELOR: Applicants who pass the initial screening will be assigned a volunteer applications counselor to work with you throughout the process.

REFERENCE CHECKS: If applicable, CDCK will call the applicant’s veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. CDR&CK will also call personal references listed on the application.

RENTERS/CONDO OWNERS: For renters, CDCK will check with an applicant's landlord to ensure that cats and/or dogs are permitted and that the cat or dog of interest wouldn’t violate any size or breed restrictions. We also review condo association rules regarding pets.

HOME VISIT: CDCK will visit each applicant’s home to see the environment where the cat or dog will live and answer any questions the applicant might have.

ADOPTION CONTRACT: If the applicant is approved for adoption and decides to adopt the cat or dog, CDCK and the prospective adopter will enter into an adoption contract. The applicant will be required to pay an adoption fee, which helps cover our costs from spay/neutering (if age appropriate), microchipping, vaccinations, and any other veterinary attention needed while in our care.

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