Friendship's Partners

City Dogs Rescue

City Dogs Rescue was formed to rescue adoptable dogs in overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited. We offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful pups as possible. City Dogs Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is not a "shelter". We are a network of volunteers (most with full-time jobs) who foster dogs with volunteer families and donated boarding facilities.

Dog Centric

DogCentric Dog Walking offers customized, private visits that are tailored to your dog's preferences. These visits provide a much-needed break during the day for dogs to get exercise, fresh air and a bathroom break. You have peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for while you are out during the day. You come home to a calmer, happier dog at the end of a long day.

Happy Paws

Happy Paws is a completely cage free, luxury dog hotel, daycare, and spa. We are open 365 days a year and have late pick up available seven days a week. We create a personalized experience for each and every dog that walks through our front door. Our caring staff has over 40 years of collective experience in the dog care industry. You can be assured that your dog is in skilled and loving hands.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog does not have its own facility. Instead, our dogs stay with temporary fosters (and occasionally boarding partners) while they wait to find their forever home. We hold adoption events each week where you can see the Lucky Dogs strut their stuff, and we also arrange private meetings for adopters who fall in love with a pup's internet photo. Our volunteers are more than just volunteers, and our dogs are more than just dogs. We are a family. And we welcome you to become a part!

Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area's leading voice for animals since 1870. As the open-access shelter in the Nation's Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including sheltering for homeless animals, a comprehensive adoption program and off-site adoption events to find new families for the animals in our care, low-cost spay and neuter for pet owners and other local organizations, an aggressive TNR (trap-neuter-return) program for feral cats (CatNiPP), investigations of each allegation of animal cruelty or neglect through the Humane Law Enforcement, lost and found services to help reunite lost pets with their families, pet behavioral advice to help resolve issues that lead to animals being relinquished to shelters, working with breed rescue groups to find more homes for more animals, volunteer and foster programs to allow other members of the community to help us help more animals and an award winning Humane Education program that teaches kindness to animals to the next generation of animal lovers.

Washington Animal Rescue League

Founded in 1914, the league is the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia. Its mission continues to evolve as conditions change and animals face new and different challenges, but the core of that mission remains unchanged: The mission of the Washington Animal Rescue League is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. We are committed to strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond by supporting animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.