The Original Lost Dog Café, located at 5876 Washington Blvd. in Arlington, VA, has rescued, sponsored and placed hundreds of abandoned and unwanted animals over the past 13 years. In the spring of 2001, the owners of the Café, Pam McAlwee and Ross Underwood, decided to increase the number of animals saved by forming their own rescue foundation. This is how the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation came to exist. Many dogs who have been displaced or saved from shelters live at the Lost Dog Ranch in Sumerduck, VA until they can find homes.
The decor of the Lost Dog Café and Gourmet Pizza Deli is a dog-lover’s dream. In addition to many small portraits of saved dogs, the cafe displays many large, colorful, whimsical dog-themed murals. It will take many visits to sample the entire menu, and just as many to discover and appreciate the extensive decor. Once you get done experiencing the original, Lost Dog has expanded into 3 additional locations including South Arlington, McLean, and Dunn Loring (Summer 2012), each with a different taste of the same great experience, decor, and especially the food and grog!