Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Rating: 4.86 stars   111 reviews

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!

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Unlike many non-profits that are dog or cat related, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue never takes shortcuts in its processes. Even though over a hundred dogs and cats find their forever homes every month through Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, the process is followed each and every time. Every home is checked, every veterinarian is called, every potential adopter is screened, and every dog is health and behavior tested.
Not only do the Lucky Dog Animal Rescues staff and volunteers have the biggest hearts, they have the best work ethics and processes that I have ever seen.

 
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I am a volunteer with Lucky Dog. This organization is the best in nonprofits. They literally snatch dogs from certain death and bring them here. From that point on they are dedicated to each dog and very carefully screen adopters. They say a lucky dog is lucky for life because if the adopters ever have to move for example out of the country, they will take the dog and be sure it has a forever home. This is a pure good nonprofit run out of the goodness of each and every volunteer who give of their time and resources for these precious souls. If you meet one Lucky Dog you will see they are beyond precious and totally deserving of the love and care that Lucky Dog gives them. Lucky Dog is the most wonderful organization and they bring people and deserving innocent animals together. They make miracles for both.

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

Not a thing. They do absolutely everything possible for these sweet dogs.

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?

2016

 
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LDAR makes it so easy to volunteer! You are able to quickly jump in where you can, and see the results of your efforts. I always look forward to our Sunday night email distro about the dogs that have been adopted!

 
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Wonderful organization finding loving homes for homeless dogs and cats. Warm and compassionate staff and volunteers. So glad I found Lucky Dog.

 
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We have been fostering LDAR puppies for 2 1/2 years. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience. When they first arrive, the puppies are usually frightened and timid. In a day or two when they get used to their new surroundings, they are full of love and joy. Nothing is more wonderful than coming home to an enthusiastic greeting from a litter of pudgy balls of fur. No day is a bad (or quiet) day with puppies in the house.
LDAR is extremely well organized and the volunteers dedicated to making sure that the dogs in their care find the loving homes they deserve.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our dog from Lucky Dog less than 2 years ago. The process was clear and easy and quick! The foster family gave us great insight into the liter in which we were interested in adopting and helped us to select the perfect dog for us. Camden (originally "Caramel") is the perfect dog for our family and we have thoroughly enjoyed him! Since then, we have signed up to foster puppies through Lucky Dog. The organization has exceptional and thorough communication and is very easy to work with to make sure numerous dogs and cats are placed in safe and loving homes!

 
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I foster a dog with Lucky Dog and from the day I discovered this wonderful organization, I was very impressed with their professionalism, organization, patience of staff and most importantly, their common love for animals! I was initially added to their Listserv and was in the loop about all their activities (adoption events, list of dogs to foster, fundraising events) and was impressed by the extent of their network and the coordination on behalf of the Lucky Dog staff. Whether it's to transport a foster dog from one home to an adoption event, set up a home visit, share photos, etc., they were always there to help. And their compulsory foster training was excellent. As a new foster dog parent, this information was invaluable to me and they really prepare anyone who's new at this to thrive at helping disadvantaged pups and getting them into their Furever homes. Thanks Lucky Dog, keep doing what you're doing!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lucky Dog rescues 1000+ dogs per year from near certain death by harnessing the power of an ARMY of dedicated and passionate volunteers. That's their special sauce: giving people like me and hundreds of others a platform where we can roll up our sleeves and save pets. It can't be easy coordinating everything from transporting dogs from high kill shelters, arranging fosters and boarding, and then hosting adoptions events (every weekend!), but they do it with military precision and, truly, at the lowest cost possible, meaning every dime contributed produces real results. Having spent a lot of time of non-profits, I can say that Lucky Dog is making a real difference - the large and growing number of pups they save speak for itself. I feel proud to be associated with the group as a volunteer.

 
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I started out as a dog handler and was so impressed with the passion and organization of Lucky Dog that I decided to expand my role to being an adoption coordinator. Lucky Dog appreciates its volunteers and has very strong organization that supports every step of the adoption process from rescuing dogs from shelters to providing guidance to adopters. Great place to volunteer because there are lots of options to participate, depending on your available time and interest.

 
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I've volunteered with Lucky Dog and even adopted our dog from Lucky Dog. They are a dedicated organization that works to find forever homes and rescue as many dogs and cats even, as possible. And they do this all by working with a network of volunteers dedicating their time. Everyone at Lucky Dog truly cares about this mission and they do wonderful heartfelt work.

 
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I have been involved with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue since 2011 when I adopted my dog. After my great experience adopting, I knew I wanted to stay involved with such a wonderful organization. I became a handler for dogs at the events and then later a foster. Lucky Dog has always been great at preparing you for your role whether it be as an adopter or volunteer. They want the best for their dogs and want to make sure that the dog will be a good fit for the family. Lucky Dog is excellent at communicating and I know that I can contact them with any question. The people involved with Lucky Dog are some of the hardest working, passionate individuals I have ever met. I am proud to be part of this organization.

 
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I adopted my dog from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 4 years ago. After going through the adoption process, I realized what a wonderful, caring organization Lucky Dog was and knew I wanted to get involved as a volunteer. At first I volunteered as a handler at the adoption events and walked and played with the dogs while they met potential adopters. Not a bad way to volunteer! Later I moved into the foster role. Lucky Dog is excellent at communicating and always expresses their appreciation of their volunteers. I have never felt pressured to participate in any event, but their passion for helping dogs (and sometimes cats!) makes it hard to not want to volunteer! Lucky Dog goes to great lengths to help pups in need. Volunteers will go as far as Puerto Rico to bring dogs safely to DC. Adoption Coordinators will meet potential adopters at all hours to do home visits and complete final paperwork. They are always looking for new ways to best help their dogs. I cannot thank Lucky Dog enough for bringing my pup and me together and for helping me to open my home to so many amazing foster dogs. Lucky Dog has become an important part of my life and I love seeing them grow and succeed, because in the long run that means even more lives are being saved.

 
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I adopted my dog from Lucky Dog and immediately fell in love with the organization! They were so thorough with the adoption process and really wanted to make sure that the dog I wanted was a good fit for my home. They were very prompt with the home visit, helped me find the supplies I needed for my dog before I even left the event at Petsmart, and were willing to answer all of my questions even after the adoption was official. After my positive experience adopting, I have volunteered as a handler at adoption events and as a foster. I have come to know the love and dedication the leaders of Lucky Dog have for each and every dog they are rescuing. They work unbelievably hard (and unbelievably long hours!) to make sure each dog is able to have a chance at a better life. They never fail to recognize the team of people who help find their pups homes. I am so grateful to Lucky Dog for bringing my dog and me together and for all they do to complete families.

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?

2014

 
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I adopted my (amazing!!!) dog through Lucky Dog and had a great experience. His foster mom responded to my interest email very quickly and answered all the questions I had. When I got to the adoption event they allowed me plenty of time to get to know my dog and I never felt rushed or pressured into adopting. They asked me questions to make sure we were a good fit for each other and did a home visit that afternoon. They even helped me shop for him by providing me a detailed list of things I would need and advice. Everyone working the event got so excited when they saw he was going home. A few weeks after I adopted him, I emailed the organization to ask a question and they answered it right away. Now I volunteer with the organization to help other pups find their forever homes. They have amazing dogs and a fabulous caring staff. I have had a very positive experience with Lucky Dog and would definitely consider adopting another dog from them in the future.

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

I have seen how much the staff cares about every dog in their care. They make sure the dogs are going to be a good fit with an adopter before they send them home. Now that I'm volunteering I have seen many dogs meet their potential adopters and it has been a great experience. They also do a great job sending volunteer email updates and utilize their social networking sites well.

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

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is still a young organization, but they are doing a great job. I would say keep on keepin' on and continue to get their name out there. From the results at adoption events and the number of fans they have on their facebook page I think they are doing a wonderful job for a brand new organization, especially when they are competing with so many other animal rescues.

 
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