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.



A mega dog and cat adoption event!

Events for Everyone!

There will be hundreds of beautiful dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption during this event. Please come down and visit, adopt or just volunteer!

  • Doggie Speed Dating
  • Food Vendors
  • Pet Demos
  • Live Radio Broadcasts
  • Face Painting
  • Free giveaways
Fredericksburg PetSmart Tent Event
1421 Carl D Silver Pkwy- Central Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Thursday, April 10; 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cats only
Friday, April 11; 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 13; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!
Come help with the puppies and kittens.
Email or call (301) 885-8538.

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