Last Chance Animal Rescue

Their annual budgets dwarf ours (see chart), but look at what Last Chance achieved. Caring for thousands of animals, and placing nearly 10,000 of them in loving homes every year -- that's getting a bang for your buck.


About Us

Last Chance Animal Rescue operates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We primarily take in cats from more than 40 high-kill shelters in eight states and provide disaster-relief services for small pets. We partner with more than 30 PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provide full service in-store cat adoptions.

Adopt a Pet

Last Chance annually rescues and rehomes some 10,000 pets and since 1999, we’ve provided loving homes for more than 100,000 cats and dogs.


Last Chance Lends a Hand in Lousiana -

Fosters Needed!

See the Stories:
Dogs rescued from Louisiana floods at Maryland shelters - WUSA 9
Louisiana rescue animals seek new homes - WTOP News
Louisiana Rescue Animals Looking For New Homes In Maryland - CBS Baltimore
Helping Pets in the Flood Zone - Osgood File
To foster, contact Last Chance Animal Rescue at
or call (240) 412-5751.
To volunteer at an event contact,
or call (301) 885-8538.

Give the Gift of Rescue Wines

Looking for a wonderful gift for the animal lover who has everything? Want to feel even better about the glass of wine you're having after a long hard day at work? Look no further! Last Chance Animal Rescue now has its own series of wines to help benefit homeless dogs and cats. Order wines for yourself or gift them with direct shipping and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to LCAR to help save more lives!

There are six different wines from which to choose, each with a unique label that displays some of the animals we've helped find forever homes. The vegan-friendly wine is certified organic and fair trade.

We do so much with so little

Budget Animals Adopted
Best Friends Animal Society $35,654,425 750
North Shore Animal League $31,474,278 20,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals $6,929,988 8
Washington Animal Rescue League $5,888,249 1,400
Last Chance Animal Rescue $1,021,176 10,000

*Based on 2010 data


We are always looking for more volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact LCAR's volunteer coordinator at or (301) 885-8538