How can great pizza, hot sandwiches and cold beer provide comfort for homeless pets? – Ballston-Virginia Square, VA Patch

In 2011, the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) celebrated its 10th anniversary. What began with a couple of restaurant owners with a love for animals, eventually became a nonprofit organization in 2001 based in Arlington. All thanks to the success of The Lost Dog Cafe, known for its gourmet pizza and large selection of beers, and its sister restaurant nearby, The Stray Cat Cafe.

Owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee have been rescuing stray dogs and cats almost as long as they have been in the restaurant business and their efforts continue. At first, it was a few stray dogs needing a place to stay until they could find new homes of their own. Soon, their efforts reached out to dogs who were about to be euthanized in shelters and helped to find loving adoptive families for them. I am thrilled to be one of their adoptive families and a financial supporter

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