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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Rating: 4.87 stars   91 reviews 5,416

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

Washington DC 20007 USA

Mission:

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

Results:

From our founding in May, 2009 through August, 2011, we have rescued 3,100 dogs!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Lucky Dog for about a year and it has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable experiences. The staff is organized, upbeat, and have hearts of gold. They communicate well and do everything in their power to find forever homes for their dogs. The resources they provide for training and educating new owners is a plus.

 
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I have never adopted a dog from anyone the dog usually adopted me. I adopted my dog Theo who I changed his name to Hachi from a movie I had saw. He is an American Bulldog mix and he is very smart and loving. Lucky Dog Rescue had me jumping through hoops to make sure I was a good fit for him after having to put my other dog down. The hoops were easy to go through and understand they only want what is best for these precious babies that have been abandoned or mistreated. Hachi is a big part of my life. I wouldn't want a more loving animal. He is going through training and is learning very quickly. I send updates frequently and pictures on how he is doing. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a great place to get a forever furbaby if you want give them a forever home.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I've wanted a dog since I was 5yrs old and haven't been in a position to have one until recently. I've read Where the Red Fern Grows over 500 times. I went through an exceptionally difficult 2014 and was looking for a change in my life. I found it in Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

I volunteer because I enjoy giving back to communities and helping others. There is no replacement for the unconditional love dogs give their owners and everyone around them. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you look over at the dog being adopted and can see they know they found their furever home. Its impossible to miss.

I started volunteering with LDAR in January 2015. First as a handler (my first dog was Ramona, who was adopted that Sunday), then as a driver. Next I did some home visits. In April became an Adoption Coordinator. I finished my official training mid-June, but I still have a lot to learn. The mentorship program here is top notch!

I met Loka a 2.5yr old lab mix in early February. It was love at first sight. She was super stressed out and lease reactive from being returned. She did noticeably better when I handled her (about 4 weeks in a row). On March 15, I adopted her and now she's my super-lucky-perfect dog. I'm fortunate enough that I can bring her to work with me, so we are rarely ever not together.

The questions you need to ask are why are you not volunteering and why are you not adopting from them!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I could not be happier with my volunteer experience with Lucky Dog. They have so many opportunities to make a difference no matter how much time you can commit, and they welcome all levels of volunteers with open arms. I started just helping out here and there and now I have a much larger role but throughout the whole process I have felt appreciated. The people are kind and genuinely invested in the mission. The training process is extensive which leads to a high level of knowledge and decision making ability from all volunteers. Lucky Dog is there for adopters whenever they may need them, even if it is months or years after an adoption. The thing I respect most about Lucky Dog is that they work tirelessly to get dogs not just into any home, but into the best home for the needs of that animal. I'd recommend to anyone looking to adopt, volunteer, donate, etc. - Lucky Dog is top tier.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I adopted my first dog in 2010 from Lucky Dog - it was such a great experience that I started to volunteer as a handler and driver for events. I adopted my second dog in 2013 and have since become an adoption and event coordinator and have loved my time with this organization. The people and the pups make spending my time here worth it! I would definitely recommend adopting from Lucky Dog... and, if you want a great place to volunteer - do! It's a great community of dog advocates!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I adopted a dog from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in January of 2014 and could not have gotten a better new, family member! He was so well cared for before coming to live with me and I really appreciated the effort of Lucky Dog's extensive network of dedicated volunteers. So much so, that I decided to join them!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I adopted my dog last weekend and it was such a great experience. The process was very organized, and all of the volunteers were very friendly and kind to us and helped us a lot in order to take home the right dog for us. #luckydog

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Three people from my family, including myself, have adopted dogs from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. The support and help we received throughout the entire process was great. The volunteers that work with Lucky Dog are exceptionally passionate and readily available to make all efforts to help adoptions work out.

As a Lucky Dog volunteer, the experience of working with other like minded individuals who are passionate about rescuing animals is wonderful. I have been volunteering here since I moved to Washington, DC and plan to support and volunteer with Lucky Dog for as long as I am around!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lucky Dog has given me quite the opportunity in the DC area to make an impact on animals' lives. The organization of the rescue has allowed me to learn first hand what it takes to have a truly successful nonprofit.
I am also very grateful to Lucky Dog because it brought me my 65lb baby pit mix, Ziggy.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I continue to foster and work with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue because it is so well organized and because I am able to feel that I am truly making a difference in so many dogs lives every day. It's a very good feeling!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is a very well run organization. The protocol is strict but much needed to make it all work as efficiently as it does. I started out an adopter then became a foster because I wanted to help save more lives and now I have been an adoption coordinator for several years. I have saved 3 dogs by adopting and 150+ by fostering and even more by coordinating. It really feels good to know you made such a difference to those little dogs. You can help out as much or as little as you have time for.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

We adopted a little dog from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue a few years ago. I was so impressed with Lucky Dog and my wonderful coordinator, Suzie, that I began to volunteer with them. I love the way you can do as much or as little as you like and still be making a difference in the lives of these sweet dogs. (who in most cases, would otherwise have been killed.) It is extremely gratifying (and fun) to volunteer for this Rescue!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

perhaps add silly awards and acknowledgments for the volunteers to make it like a game when they do particularly outstanding job etc.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The fair treatment of animals has always been a cause close to my heart. Recently I decided to volunteer with the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in DC and I have been truly impressed with their organization and amazing teamwork! This dedicated group of people go above and beyond 7 days a week in order to save as many dogs lives as possible. The fact that they have saved over 3,000 dogs in only 2 years proves my point alone! But the love and care and "leave no dog behind" attitude is an additional bonus and heartwarming to witness. I am enjoying fostering my oh so Luck dog and looking forward to helping save many more sweet little lives. I picked the perfect team to join with Lucky dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yes by finding a wonderful new homer for my foster dog

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none so far

 
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This rescue is a well oiled machine, run by many dedicated volunteers. I have been on transports from North Carolina, delivering dogs and pups into the arms of adopters and fosters. They are thorough and efficient, and make rescue work seem fun and easy, providing opportunities for rural animals who might not otherwise have made it into homes.

 
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