About Lost Dog Cafe
Lost Dog Café began in a tiny storefront space in Arlington’s Westover neighborhood in 1985 as a small unassuming wine, beer, and cheese shop. Owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee started small, dreamed big and worked countless long hours until things slowly fell into place as the Lost Dog Café, a Northern Virginia destination well known for its great food and extensive beer selection. Lifelong animal lovers, Ross & Pam started rescuing dogs early in their business career. It began with a few dogs being rescued from local shelters. Employees at the Café were soon fielding calls from dog adopters in between orders without missing a beat; and the rescue mission became part of the Lost Dog culture.
In 2009 Lost Dog Café opened a second location on Columbia Pike and soon followed with McLean (2011), Dunn Loring (2013), and Alexandria (2015). All Lost Dog Café locations are owned and operated by former employees and members of the Lost Dog Café family who are well versed and committed to carry on Ross and Pam’s dedication to good food, good beer, great customer service, and a deep-rooted love for animals that embody the Lost Dog Café way.