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Lucky Dog is committed to finding loving forever homes for each of our dogs and cats.  We are also committed to finding the right match for each of our adopters. Together, we have saved over 10,000 animals since our founding. You can check out all of our current Lucky Dogs (and cats!) on our Adoptable Animal list.

Don't wait, ADOPT TODAY!

The number of animals we save is directly dependent on the number of volunteers we have and the amount of funds we raise.

Please Volunteer and Donate Today!


How do you adopt a Lucky Dog?

When you are ready to adopt a new friend, we'll ask you to complete our friendly screening process, which ensures safe and successful adoptions!

  1. Fill out an Adoption Questionnaire
  2. We'll have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience with pets.
  3. If applicable, we'll call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for.
  4. For renters, we'll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you're adopting wouldn't violate any size or breed restrictions.
  5. Lastly, we'll visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.

This process typically takes less than a week and then you are ready to take your Lucky Dog home!

Want a dog? But not sure which dog is right for you or your family? 

Just like you, many other adopters we assist may not be sure sure what dog is right for them, want a specific kind of dog that we don’t have available right now or know they want to adopt a dog soon, but they’re not quite ready yet. Our Matchmaking Team can help!

Looking or your new best friend? There are many ways to find the perfect Lucky Dog for you!

Adoption Events: You can meet the local Lucky Dogs by visiting us at one of our weekly adoption events. These Lucky Dogs are in foster homes or our boarding partners in the DC area while they wait for their perfect forever home.  A list of those event time and locations is detailed on our Events page. If you find a dog at an adoption event, you can start the adoption process there -- or, you can get started before the event by sending an application to

Adoptable Pet List: You can search our online list of adoptable pets.  This list includes both the local dogs and cats as well as the pets that are still in the many shelters we pull from.  If one you find the Lucky Dog of your dreams online, please email your application to the contact listed in the pet's profile.