Washington DC is a very important city. This is where all of our presidents lived, where all the constitutional decisions were made, and most importantly, where we give back to those in need. Many homeless dogs and other pets rely on animal shelters and donation centers for food, a safe space, and a warm embrace, and this holiday season you can help them as much as you can by gathering your friends and family and making a donation run around the town! You can donate food, blankets, or money, but whichever one you pick, do it with love and kindness!
Humane Resource Alliance has started a Pet Pantry program that helps provide pet food to the families in need. You can help them by dropping off items they need at 71 Oglethorpe St. in Washington. They need adult and puppy dry and wet food, treats, blankets, harnesses and collars, leashes, bowls, chew toys, as well as treat dispensers, and plushies. Get your Santa bag ready!
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that thankfully accepts donations from people like you, and they are always in need of dog crates, leashes, collars, and harnesses, food, treats, toys, beds, as well as cleaning supplies, bleach, and towels. You can, of course, always donate money to them, either as a one-time donation at Christmas, or a monthly installment all year long.
DC PAWS is all about adoption! If you are unable to adopt one of the lovely doggos they have in their shelter, fear not, you can still help them another way – through a donation! You can sponsor a dog, donate to a behavioral health fund, or get them something from their Amazon Wish List. Items such as flea and tick treatments are always welcome at PAWS.
City Dogs Rescue relies on donations to pay the medical bills for the pets in need, but they also accept supplies you can drop off at their center. They always require “Adopt Me” vests, various harnesses for big and small dogs, chews, dewormer treatments, flea and tick treatments, grooming wipes, and eyewash. You can drop these off at 2121 Decatur Place NW, Unit #3, Washington, DC.