Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
I became a dog-father last May thanks to this exceedingly well-organized rescue group that’s as much a force for good as a network of canine lovers. City Dogs does much of its outreach in the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing dogs from shelters and temporary homes to forever ones. Adoption fees are reasonable (a few hundred dollars, depending on age) and the organization has a robust foster program as well. The feline-inclined will be pleased to know that this year, City Dogs launched City Kitties, with an equally robust screening process. The group has an awww-inducing social-media presence, too.