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Our Featured Washington, DC Partner:

Capitol Canines Animal Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Washington, DC metro area and beyond! Our fosters are located in Washington, DC, northern Virginia, and Maryland, but we will adopt pets up the east coast on a case by case basis (where we have a volunteer to conduct a home visit). We want the best homes for our pets, even if they're not in DC!

About Our Rescue Group:

Each year, six to eight million dogs will end up at an animal shelter in the United States. Of those, approximately four million animals are euthanized.

Adopting a Capitol Canine is just one way to help combat this problem. Just by opening your home to one of our dogs, you are saving a life. In the process, you are gaining a companion who will reward you with love and gratitude.

Capitol Canines Animal Rescue saves dogs of various breeds, sizes, ages, and personalities. Please fill out an adoption application and our adoption team will ensure that you are matched with the perfect pup!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.capitolcanines.org/#!donate/ctzx

Come Meet our Pets:

Check our google calendar for the most up to date information on our adoption events. Additionally, once an application is approved, you may work with the foster to determine a convenient time to meet the pet.

Our events are held throughout the DC, northern Virginia, and Maryland areas.

You can find our google calendar on the bottom of our homepage: http://www.capitolcanines.org/

Our Adoption Process:

Application -- questionnaire, reference checks, vet reference check, thorough vetting of application
Adoption Contract is required. Additionally, a foster contract is required before a volunteer may foster an animal.
Our adoption fee is $350, which is commensurate with costs in the DC area. Our dogs all receive: vet exam, s/n, microchip, DHPP, bordatella, rabies vaccs, fecal exam, hw test, deworming, additional services, as needed. The adoption fee covers these costs as well as any local boarding when fosters are full and the costs of transport.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.