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!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at a shelter in Hertford County, NC. We have been fortunate enough to transfer many dogs and cats to Lucky Dog Rescue. We always know that Lucky Dog will find the best fit for the animals! They have been able to foster & adopt out many animals that would have otherwise stayed in our shelter. It is wonderful to have Lucky Dog as a partner in Rescue!! Top of the line!!

 
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after approaching a number of rescues and never hearing back, I sent an application into Lucky Dog and was quickly responded to by an adoption coordinator,. she not only screened me and arranged for a home visit and then a hold for the dog I wanted at the next day's event, but she arranged it all while away on a trip! via long distance! My little dog, Maddie, is wonderful and the whole experience was painless and terrific!

 
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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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4 people found this review helpful

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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3 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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I recently adopted a dog from Lucky Dog. They made sure that we were a good match for our dog and then provided us with great resources to be successful dog owners. We recevied discounts to vets, trainers, and doggy daycares. They were available for questions and asked for updates to make sure our dog was doing well. They really care that all their dogs find great homes.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I had a great experiencing adopting from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. The whole process was very straightforward with helpful volunteers at every step of the way. It was a much better experience than other rescues I've encountered.

I applied to be preapproved which means I applied without a specific dog in mind. The application, unlike others, was thorough without being invasive. During the phone interview and home visit, my adoption coordinator, Philip, took the time to get to know me, give advice about being a first time dog owner, and talk to me about what I was and wasn't prepared to handle. He was really interested in finding the right match for me and the dog.

While waiting for the right dog to turn up, I went to a few adoption events. I highly recommend checking out the Sunday adoption events instead of the Saturday ones if you're just browsing for a dog like I was. They are enormous. I think maybe 40-50 dogs come out. Despite the number of dogs, they are very well run and not chaotic. They were very fun to attend.

At an adoption event, I met a cute shepherd mix (Cannon). Philip connected me with Sam, Cannon's handler. She and Cannon's foster, Chris, were very friendly, flexible, and helpful. They answered all my questions, warned me about the challenges (high energy!), and even delivered him to my house after I decided he was the one for me. After adoption, Sam has been a great resource to answer any questions I have.

I'm so glad to have my Cannon (now named Finn) in my life thanks to Lucky Dog!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lucky Dog changed my life. They rescue dogs, yes, but really, they rescue people too. I adopted my best friend, Ninja, from Lucky Dog, and she has changed my life in so many wonderful ways. She is my daughter, playmate, best friend, comfort, and yes... sometimes lovable nuisance and troublemaker (a ninja to be sure!). I can't believe that without Lucky Dog, Ninja would not have made it past her 4th week. Thank goodness for the caring people at Lucky Dog, their amazing organization, their dedicated volunteers, and their gorgeous dream of finding homes for these incredible animals in need. They are tireless and diligent, and they really exemplify the best in compassion and generosity-- for people and animals alike!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first came across Lucky Dog when I was looking to adopt a second dog. I fell in love with a dog they had listed online so I began the application process. I was quite surprised at how thorough the approval process was, but I realized that these steps were necessary to ensure the dogs were going to a great home. I was impressed that a volunteer run organization was able to go to such lengths and it was heartwarming that they were so committed to the animal's welfare.

The adoption coordinator and foster for the dog I wanted to adopt were very helpful and I was so appreciative that they moved quickly to get me approve to adopt. I went to meet my dog at an event and was able to take her home that day since I was approved earlier that week. The volunteers that I spoke to were extremely helpful and informative. They gave me advice on introducing my Lucky Dog to my dog at home and advice for common problems. They said I could feel free to reach out to them if I had any questions or concerns. Their advice helped my Lucky Dog transition smoothly into her new home.

My experience adopting a Lucky Dog made such an impact on me that I knew I wanted to volunteer for them to help save more dogs. I was approved to be a foster and I recently fostered my first dog. As a foster, Lucky Dog provided me with access to a lot of useful training materials and even training sessions that I can and have attended. I have been continually impressed with the guidance and resources provided by the organization to ensure the well-being of the dogs and that they are placed into suitable homes. I look forward to continuing to volunteer for Lucky Dog.

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

I would not change a thing about Lucky Dog. Unless I could provide them with an unlimited budget/resources.

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?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Lucky Dog helped us find our baby! They were very thorough with their interview process to ensure that Kingsford had found a suitable home which would serve him well and make him not only a lucky dog, but a happy dog. They hold lots of events and contact us to let us know about them to keep us and our pup in the loop. I recommend them to everyone who asks me about animal rescue organizations.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found Lucky Dog a little over a year ago when I was looking to adopt a dog. I fell in love with Lucky Dog and the services that they provide. From the time that i inquired about the specific dog i wanted to having the home visit, it took a day and a half and I was driving to pick up my pup! It was organized and so affordable. I have had my dog, Cricket, for a little over a year now and it was the best decision I've ever made. Thank you Lucky Dog for helping me find my furry little daughter!

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?

2013

 
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