Get Ready for a Doggone Good Time at #DCcon!

Who’s ready to #GetKind with us in DC? From Friday, April 1st to Sunday, April 3rd, Random Acts staffers Kelly, Sam, and Juliana will be hosting a donation collection drive for Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) at Creation Entertainment’s Official Supernatural Convention – Washington, DC convention (#DCcon).

What is LDCRF?

LDCRF is a local nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and cats from euthanasia in overcrowded shelters or other at-risk situations and places them into adoptive homes. They run adoption events every weekend and, before putting an animal up for adoption, they ensure it is spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines and routine tests. While some dogs and cats under their care live in foster homes while waiting to be adopted, most live at the 61-acre Lost Dog & Cat Ranch in Sumerduck, Virginia. Every year, LDCRF places approximately 2,000 dogs and cats into loving homes.

How can I help?

You can join us in supporting LDCRF by contributing an item (or items) to the donation collection drive. LDCRF’s wish list includes the following:

For dogs:

  • Collars – all sizes
  • Leashes
  • Easy walk harnesses by Premiere
  • Towels and blankets
  • Dog beds
  • Crates – all sizes (plastic or wire)
  • Chew toys (Nylabones, etc.)
  • Squeaky toys
  • Stainless steel bowls

For cats:

  • Carriers
  • Canned cat food
  • Cat treats
  • Toys
  • Litter boxes
  • Litter scoops
  • Litter
  • Towels and blankets
  • Cat beds

For cats or dogs:

General supplies:

  • Paper towels
  • Large trash bags
  • Disposable plastic gloves
  • Disinfectant cleaner

Office supplies:

  • Copier paper
  • Pens
  • Stamps
  • Clipboards

If you’d like to purchase items online, check out LDCRF’s Amazon wish list. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

What other activities do you have planned besides the donation collection drive?

Throughout the weekend, we will have supplies at our table in the vendors room for people to make catnip toys. Please stop by and make one for an LDCRF cat!

On Saturday, April 2nd from approximately 7pm to 10pm, we will be hosting a dine-in event at Lost Dog Café (McLean) (1690 Anderson Road, McLean, Virginia 22102). Lost Dog Café (McLean) is a less than 10-minute drive from the convention hotel and is also within walking distance of the McLean Metro Station. Lost Dog Café owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee are founders of LDCRF and Lost Dog Corporation proudly donates 10% of its revenue to LDCRF. Join us for a bite!

I can’t bring an item to donate / I’m not going to be at #DCcon. : (

No worries! There are still ways you can #GetKind with us:

  • Visit LDCRF’s Donate page to check out the various other ways you can help the organization.
  • Dine at one of the Lost Dog Cafés located in Northern Virginia. They have locations in Arlington, McLean, Dunn Loring, and Alexandria. As mentioned above, Lost Dog Corporation proudly donates 10% of its revenue to LDCRF.
  • Organize your own donation collection drive for your local animal shelter/rescue and invite others to participate.