Adopt from Last Chance

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.

I want to adopt a dog

Great! We suggest you first contact your local animal control and see what they have available! They usually have a large selection and most are spayed or neutered – many are housetrained! If you see a Last Chance dog you want to adopt on Petfinder or Facebook, the first step is to download our adoption request form (Word format) or (PDF format). Fill it out then email or fax it to us following the instructions on that form.
Email: or Fax: (240) 222-3792.

You can now submit your adoption request form online by clicking here.

Last Chance has dogs available for adoption seven days a week at our satellite adoption center at the Alexandria Petco located at 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria VA 22306. Dogs are available for adoption every day from noon to 7 p.m. (until 6 p.m. on Sundays). Dog lists are posted daily for that location. In addition, Last Chance brings many great dogs and puppies looking for homes to adoption events every Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Locations and dog lists are posted Friday and Saturday mornings on our Facebook page.

I want to adopt a cat

Last Chance cats are available for adoption more than 30 PetSmarts and PETCOs. We have many different breeds and ages available. View adoption locations.