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Foster Programs for Pets in the Washington Area

Can’t give a pet a permanent home? Here are foster programs for rescued cats and dogs.

4Paws (Merrifield; 703-715-6369;
Fancy Cats (Herndon; 703-961-1056;
Feline Foundation of Greater Washington (Merrifield; 703-920-8665;
Metro Ferals (Arlington; 703-528-7782;

K-9 Lifesavers (3636 Winfield Ln, NW; 202-509-7776;
Basset Hound Rescue League (Fort Washington; 301-292-3020;
BREW: Beagle, Rescue, Education, and Welfare (4222 Fortuna Center Plaza, #169, Dunfries;
GRREAT: Golden Retriever Education and Training (Falls Church; 703-620-6593;
MAESSR: Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (301-362-0423;
Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue (205 Haynes Ct., Abingdon; 410-515-7029;
Potomac Valley Pekingese Club (Chantilly;
Rainbow Animal Rescue (757-583-8777;

Chesapeake Cats and Dogs (300A Island Professional Park, Chester; 410-643-9955;
Friends of Homeless Animals  (Merrifield; 703-648-9409;
HART: Homeless Animal Rescue Team (Fairfax; 703-691-4278;
Homeward Trails  (Arlington; 703-766-2647;
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (Chantilly; 703-295-3647;
Montgomery County Humane Society (Rockville; 240-773-5960;
Montgomery County SPCA (Washington Grove; 301-948-4266;
Partnership for Animal Welfare (Greenbelt; 301-572-4729;
PETS-DC (202-234-7387;
SPCA of Northern Virginia Animal Adoption (Arlington; 703-799-9390;
Washington Animal Rescue League (71 Oglethorpe Street, NW; 202-726-2556;
Washington Humane Society (7319 Georgia Ave., NW; 202-723-5730; 1201 New York Ave., NE; 202-576-6664,;

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