“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”

FCAR is a small, locally-run 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to saving dogs from high-kill shelters and other dangerous or unhealthy situations. We operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes in the DC Metro area. Our efforts are funded by tax-deductible contributions from compassionate people and organizations who want to make a difference in our community.  We can’t save every dog, but every dog we save is forever changed.

Andrea Deoudes, DVM
Katie Gagliardo, DVM
Michelle McDonald, DVM
Erica Jones
Penny Edwards
Dorothy Yen