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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Dogs

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 we have saved over 19,500 dogs and cats!

Target demographics: homeless, neglected and abandoned animals find loving forever homes, educate pet owners on responsible pet parenting (including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training and good nutrition), cultivate the next generation of animal rescuers/advocates and provide an outstanding volunteer experience to our community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500 dogs and cats who found loving forever homes – and all the adoptive families who now share their love. We rescue animals from high kill shelters in the rural South and are part of the national response to natural disaster evacuations. Our amazing volunteers in the DC metro area are fulfilled not just by what we accomplish but by the incredible community we have become.

Geographic areas served: the Washington, DC Metro Area, but our volunteer-powered animal rescue serves animals as far west as Texas and as far south as Puerto Rico. We also help animals internationally where we are able.

Programs: Our foster team and matchmaking programs help our animals get ready for adoption and help our adopters find, adopt, and integrate their new dog/cat into their homes. We also have low cost spay/neuter days and vaccine clinics for underserved communities as well as activities designed to educate and cultivate the next generation of animal advocates/rescuers. Email us at info@luckydoganimalrescue.org to learn how you can get involved or support one of these programs (we are happy to promote companies and individuals who sponsor these programs).

Community Stories

179 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jason W.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Very nice people who take no chances of putting pets into the wrong hands. Kudos! I was paired with the perfect dog. Exactly what I asked for. You have to be patient but they bring great animals who need lots of love. I only wish I could afford more than one.

Megan T.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted from, fostered for & volunteered for Lucky Dog. They rescue so many animals that would otherwise not be given a chance. Rescue is hard work and Lucky Dog puts in the work. They are a fantastic organization. See attached a couple pics of my fosters :)

Michael C.19

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog does amazing work finding new homes for dogs and cats, helping raise funds for pet animal medical costs, and raising awareness for rescue animals. I recently adopted my dog Holo through Lucky Dog and am so thankful that they helped bring her into my life. The adoption process was quick and smooth--I was quickly put in touch with an adoption coordinator after expressing interest in Holo. The coordinator walked me through the steps; I soon met Holo at an adoption event and brought her home the same day! I definitely recommend Lucky Dog for anyone looking to adopt a new best friend!

Wendra C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog not only thoroughly vets adopters and fosters, they stick by you once you foster and adopt! They are there for you and there for the dog. I have been volunteering with them ever since I found them many years ago. They are amazing and have saved THOUSANDS of dogs. Can't recommend them enough!! And MY Lucky Dog is, of course, the best dog ever :)

Mark D.14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter introduced me to Lucky Dog and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I love helping out where I can from handling at events, driving dogs and cats to wherever they need to be, and doing handyman things around the office. I am also proud to be a foster fail with Hailey. She’s a Lucky Dog; I’m a lucky guy.

Anna B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a master handler, database engineer, and foster with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for almost 2 years. They are an organized and fast-growing non-profit with some of the most caring, hardworking volunteers I've ever met. They partner with shelters in DC, Virginia, NC, and Puerto Rico and manage to foster/adopt anywhere from 20 - 100 dogs each week. It's quite the miracle. They are honest about the backgrounds of rescue dogs and try to get each one adopted out to the right family. I adopted a Doberman Pinscher mix from them 3 years ago and she is the love of my life. If you get the chance, don't hesitate to reach out and support them! 30/10 recommend.

Robin R.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a second dog to keep our senior dog company and Lucky Dog volunteers were incredibly responsive and thorough in screening us. They did a great job in asking us the tough questions to ensure that we were the best fit for an extremely shy and anxious dog that had captured our hearts. Most importantly their volunteers continued to provide very helpful resources, advice and support post-adoption. I was so impressed with the dedication and knowledge of the staff and volunteers that I started volunteering myself. The dedication of the staff and volunteers to the mission is truly exceptional. I would be happy to talk to anyone who would like an “insiders” view of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

Blair Bailey H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were lucky enough to adopt our sweet Sydney (previously Akora) last August, and she brings so much happiness and joy to our family. She has the absolute sweetest disposition, and will even “hug” us sometimes. She loves to fetch, and will carry around her ball hoping to find someone to play! She and her puppy sister Macey enjoy going on hikes with their human siblings. Lucky Dog was great to work with- everyone was very helpful and friendly, and they have the animals’ best interests at heart!

Amanda B.27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very organized and passionate volunteers and staff, support fosters and adopters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are huge fans of Lucky Dog! We have fostered 8 dogs for them over the past three years, and also adopted our dog as a puppy from them 2.5 years ago. They do an amazing job training and engaging fosters and ensuring that you and your foster pup can have the best experience possible together. It can be intimidating to introduce a new animal into your home, especially one that may be coming from a rural shelter, and LDAR does as good a job as I think any rescue partner can in preparing you and supporting you along the way. They are also very thorough yet fast with their adoption process, which allows them to help more dogs quickly while ensuring every adopted dog has found its best match. In short, they have my full trust and confidence both as a volunteer and as an adopter.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Years ago I was looking for a new volunteer opportunity. I began to research animal rescues to determine which one I was willing to represent. As a volunteer, I must be proud to say "I represent ......". It did not take me long to realize the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue was one of the BEST non-profits to 'work' for. Not only do they provide incredible support & training for their volunteer staff, they allow them to grow within the organization as much as they want, accepting more responsibility if desired. They also always make one feel appreciated.

Even more amazing, is the WAY Lucky Dog does what they do. The screening process or every foster, adoptive family and incoming four legged pal is extensive. Any animal lucky enough to become part of our Lucky Dog Family, will have a wonderful home. I am happy to chat with anyone who is interested in volunteering, fostering, adopting.... or just wants to learn more about us. I have been volunteering all over the country for over 50 years. I am now retired and volunteer nearly full time - I know a good non-profit and happy to share my experiences with you. Barbara 703-969-0104

Sue Caley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue and it's volunteers work SO HARD to save as many innocent lives as possible! It is amazing the amount of time, effort, logistics and love that go into each dog/cat/adoption. I'd had no idea how much work and manpower went into saving rescue babies before volunteering with Lucky Dog. Kudo's to all the angels who give these animals their new wonderful tomorrows!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Lucky Dog! It seems to be so much better organized then any other rescue we have dealt with! The people who give so much of their time and love to help these animals are truly angels on Earth. No rescue is perfect. (hard to be with all volunteers!) but this one comes close. We love the 2 dogs we adopted from them and we were so impressed that we both began volunteering with them too.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

We are so grateful to have you as part of our Lucky Dog Family. Thank you for being such an amazing advocate for our Lucky Dogs and Cats.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog is an incredible organization. The dedicated staff and incredible community of volunteers have saved countless animals' lives and helped so many grow their families with a lucky dog or cat.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both client served and volunteer. My husband and I were kitten foster volunteers during the pandemic. We had 4 litters of kittens. Then we adopted a shy kitten in the last litter and became a client served. Our experience with Lucky Dog was great. Lucky Dog is a nonprofit dependent on volunteers so it’s not always perfect. Don’t expect that. But everyone involved has a big heart and wants to save these animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with Lucky Dog and they are the epitomy of never-enders. They just do not give up on the dogs, or cats! Ever!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been thrilled with the thoroughness, responsiveness, coordination, and support provided by Lucky Dog since we first applied to be fosters earlier this year. From the background check, vet check, interview, in-home visit (via Zoom due to the pandemic), all the way up to the support we receive while looking after our foster dogs, we have been thoroughly impressed! Highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to adopt a pet or to be a pet foster!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family adopted our precious Bailey in 2018 from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. They are an amazing organization that thrives on a community of volunteers, receives funding from everyday donors like myself and utilizes 100% of those donations to save more at-risk dogs and cats. I am grateful to Lucky Dog for our Bailey boy and for all of the other lives they save each and every year!

Volunteer

Rating: 2

Lucky Dog does everything they can to get their dogs in homes, which is great because it means more lives are saved, but they don’t always place dogs in the right home, which in my experience has resulted in dogs being passed around from home to home which is stressful on the dog.

I recently worked with the foster coordinator to take in my first foster dog, and felt like she downplayed and misrepresented the dog’s behavior. I reached out for help multiple times but didn’t feel like Lucky Dog provided the support I needed to make the dog successful. Each time I reached out I was made to feel like I was doing something wrong and I was overreacting. Meanwhile, I tried training sessions three times a day and dog park trips as frequently as possible. The dog really has a lot of potential, but I wish Lucky Dog would take more care and consideration, and be honest about the dogs’ challenges when placing them with fosters and adopters.

Lucky Dog's founder did offer to jump on a call with me, which I truly appreciated, but the conversation was mostly unproductive and hostile. She did confirm at the end that they would find a suitable place for my foster dog, which was my main concern, and they did do just that a few hours after the phone call. Her new foster seems experienced and I am hopeful the dog will thrive with them.

It seems like Lucky Dog is overwhelmed and understaffed and unfortunately, the dogs are the ones who pay the price - my sweet, albeit leash reactive foster dog is stressed from being passed around because Lucky Dog has not been receptive to feedback about what she needs. I have adopted 6 rescue dogs throughout the years and never had an experience like this. I would recommend organizations like Crossing Paths, Big Fluffy Dogs, and Eleventh Hour Rescue over Lucky Dog.

The adoption coordinator was very responsive and worked with me to get as much information about the dog as possible to find the right family for her, so that was definitely appreciated. I want to make it clear that this experience was an issue with the organization, not the dog I fostered.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

"Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes." If you are a certified veterinary technician spending all your life trying to help animals, why not work for them? I have been with Lucky Dog for a little over a month. I am truly in awe of what it takes to help just one animal so can you imagine helping over 70 animals in a single weekend? It takes a village! Lucky Dog has so many helping hands in their community that make up their village. Each having a hand & helping every step of the way.
Just last week I got to vaccinate 9 puppies and 11 kittens. They needed their first vaccine +/- dewormer and of course I had to make sure they were "ok" being hugged. They ALL passed.

Katie O.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with Lucky Dog! I've been volunteering with them for 2.5 years on their cat team and have had such a positive experience. The team is fantastic - Emily, Sam, and Colleen are the best! - and I've made so many friends along the way. They are crazy hardworking and truly dedicated to saving animals' lives.

Jeffrey M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I became aware of Lucky Dog earlier this year, shortly after losing my cat of ten years. It was a difficult time and even though I wasn't quite ready to adopt myself, i became intricately familiar with the adoption process, especially Lucky Dog's response to covid-19. If anything, I believe Lucky Dog started stepping up even more in the past with the number of animals they were rescuing, placing in foster care, or placing in forever homes. After several months I did find it in my heart to adopt again and Lucky Dog made that possible.. and I am forever grateful for it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Lucky Dog in 2014 and am so proud of all that this incredible organization has accomplished! From saving animals impacted by Hurricanes to day to day care of animals, their compassion and dedication to saving lives is truly inspiring. They have a role for everyone and provide an incredible service to the people and animals of their community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with this organization! Everyone involved shares an incredible love and passion for the cats and dogs they work so hard to rescue. The animals seem to absorb the positive impact of Lucky Dog and pay it forward to their adopters and fosters. It is beautiful to watch! There is something special happening here.

Stacey N.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have two wonderful Lucky Dogs. Barney is one of the very first. Pretzel came a few years later. I always tell people about this wonderful rescue and the work they do. They have built an amazing network of fosters, and they do right by every animal they take in and are always willing to help.

Faith M B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have two Lucky Dogs in our home, thanks to this amazing organization! Both adoption experiences (2 years apart) were simply incredible; we truly feel we are the lucky ones, both for finding LDAR and for finding our two sweet babies! With heartfelt gratitude for all you do, Faith and Dan Brundige

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog helped us find the perfect dog for our small family. They put a lot of resources into caring for their rescues and the screening process is thorough to ensure the pets go to safe and loving homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t thank Lucky Dog enough for bringing me my best friend, Pugsley. They made the process straight forward and timely, while still demonstrating their high bar for quality furever matches. They’ve become the bar by which I measure other rescues and non-profits in general, with many lacking as dedicated, communicative and professional staff and volunteers alike.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Izzy (formerly Phoebe) adopted from Lucky Dog. They were thorough in their background check. Thank you Lucky Dog :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Our application to adopt was denied because they had 'safety concerns'. This basically boils down to us not having a fence. While we are not perfect and our house may not be perfect, we are a loving family and really want another dog. I will not engage this rescue again and will deter others from working with them. Photo of my happy girl for reference.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After volunteering with Lucky Dog for over five years, I finally foster failed (adopted my foster pup) and the Lucky Dog Team could not have been more supportive and helpful. We are so proud to have our very own lucky dog and will continue to volunteer and support the organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Lucky Dog for almost two and a half years and continue to be blown away by the organized and professional processes and procedures designed to provide continuous support and education to volunteers and adopters. With an emphasis on continuous improvement, leadership is constantly working to refine and better our systems to create the best opportunities to place dogs and cats in loving forever homes where they can succeed. Lucky Dog is an organization that I am extremely proud to be a part of and encourage anyone looking for hands-on volunteering opportunities to reach out to.

Mark D.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with lucky dog has made me a happy person.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

We are the lucky ones to have you as such a passionate volunteer, foster and advocate for our rescue. Thank you!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization filled with people dedicated to protecting animals, and finding the best pet-to-home matches. There is great commitment from the volunteers and extensive outreach to help dogs and cats wherever possible.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you for your review and helping us save lives with your support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization to volunteer with. They offer many different ways to get involved like fostering, handling and data entry. Volunteering with LDAR has enriched our life! LDAR truly cares not only about the animals but also about making sure they make the best match possible between an animal and an adopter

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to our animals!

Suzy Peacock B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for LDAR since its inception. We have several Lucky Dogs in our extended family and when the most recent adoption, a sweet but shy girl named Marli, was adopted by my sister-in-law, after having been returned by her former adoptive family due to allergies, went missing it was heartbreaking. Having been a stray, having a litter of puppies, moving North, getting adopted, getting returned and finally landing in her forever home, Marli (now Molly) was anxious and confused but her adopter was doing all of the right things to make Molly comfortable. Then Molly saw a cat and through the window she went. I no sooner posted that Molly was missing than dozens of volunteers sprang into action including her former foster in the area and her original foster in South Carolina who jumped in her car, along with two of Molly's canine pals, and drove eight hours to help in the search. Happily, a week later, Molly is back in her home with her family. The whole crew at Lucky Dog pitched in to help. This is an amazing testament to this organization and the people involved. I've always loved fostering for Lucky Dog for many reasons - flexibility, support, the care given to each and every animal regardless of behavioral or medical issues, etc. But now - WOW

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you Suzy for this amazing review. You are a such a passionate advocate and supporter for our rescue and we are so lucky to have you as part of our rescue family. Regards, Team Lucky Dog

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely love volunteering for Lucky Dog! They are such a great organization who really care about the animals and take their time pairing them with the right family/person.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. It helps our animals so much and we are truly grateful.

Ryan P.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog is an amazing organization with laser focus on animal welfare. I've been supporting the organization as a volunteer and donor for nearly ten years and I can't say enough good things about the way the organization is run and manages its resources. The team at Lucky Dog cares about the mission and their work.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Dear Ryan, Thank you so much for being such a passionate partner, adopter and advocate for our animals. We are the lucky ones to have you as a part of our rescue family. Regards, Team Lucky Dog

Emily C.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my girl Roxanne from Lucky Dog over 3 years ago! When I was looking to adopt a dog, i contacted so many different orgs off petfinder.com and LDAR was the only one that was super communicative and helpful. The adoption coordinator made sure that the dog i was interested in was a good fit for me, and i was a good fit for the dog. You can tell they really care about the animals and want to ensure they are safe, healthy, and will live a great life with their new family.
I also have been fostering with them and so far have fostered 12 dogs!

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Dear Emily, Thank you so much for this thoughtful review and for adopting Roxanne from us (as well as fostering). We are so grateful! Regards, Team Lucky Dog

Lia P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering almost 2 years ago and quickly fell in love with all the dogs I fostered, and then became an adoption coordinator for. It's about the animals, and that's the best part. People care and that's not always an easy thing to come by!

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you so much for being a passionate advocate and adoption coordinator. We are truly Lucky to have you as part of our Lucky Dog family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Mirah and her extraordinary team a few years ago when they came to Puerto Rico to help the local rescuers by taking the dogs to D.C. and finding loving homes for them. Without their help we would not be able to keep on saving lives. They recently came and visit the zone we are working with, and rescued about eleven strays dogs altogether in the same day with her awsome team! I'm a Lucky Rescuer working with Lucky Dog on behalf of Puerto Rican abandoned dogs and Cats! Bless you all!

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Bless you for your hard work on the ground saving lives and making a difference in Puerto Rico. We are so lucky to be your partners!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We've been fostering dogs with Lucky Dog for 6 months, and have been so impressed by their kindness and generosity towards the animals they rescue and the humans that volunteer with them. We look forward to many more years of saving lives with this great organization.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you for joining our foster family -- the number of lives we can save is dependent on the number of fosters we have. Thank you so much!

meierpjl

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Rating: 5

TLDR: Lucky Dogs Animal Rescue (LDAR) is a great organization that provides fantastic support for foster parents and ensures that all their animals find *good* forever homes that are a good fit.

Longer Review:
I started fostering for Lucky Dogs a couple of years ago after having a terrible experience with another foster agency. LDAR was a breath of fresh air. They really do the leg-work to make sure you'll provide a good home and know what level of foster you are (I, for example, had never had a dog, so I was best suited to dogs without special physical or emotional needs to begin with). There's no pressure to constantly be fostering and they have a great network of fosters that only provide emergency foster care if you have to travel or just need a break. I also never felt surprised by the needs of the dogs I chose to foster.

In fact, I am a proud foster fail (meaning I adopted one of my foster dogs :) ). I loved all of my furry fosters, but I fell head-over-heals for my fourth foster dog and adopted her. I couldn't be happier with my time with LDAR and want to support them in any way that I can.

One note for potential adopters: It is quite a process to get approved. You have to fill out a form (including all previous vets). They review. You have a phone interview. Then, you have a house visit (all people that live in the house must be present). As a foster parent, I LOVED this process and felt safe in the knowledge that a thorough process ensured a good fit for my foster fur babies. Home visits are done by volunteers, so it can take a bit to get a home visit set up. I suggest getting pre-approved so that, if you fall in love with a fur baby, you don't miss out because of the time required to get approved.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Thank you for this incredibly thoughtful and in depth review. We are so grateful for your support and are proud ot have you as part of our Lucky Dog family.

Nessa Cohen W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this organization is very organized and provides a valuable service both to abandoned dogs and to people looking for a pet. Dogs and cats are well cared for and the adoption process is thorough yet easy. It also has many animal-loving loyal volunteers.

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ejagdmann 06/13/2019

Dear Nessa, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review. We are so grateful for your support. -Team Lucky Dog

Alan F.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Helps many dogs from southern shelters find great new homes.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for everything you do for our rescue animals! We are so lucky to have you as a partner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great flexibility in volunteer opportunities, and consistently care for both the dogs and their adopters.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave this thoughtful review - we appreciate it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister and I weren't thinking of adopting a dog until we stumbled across one of their adoption events on our street. Everyone was so friendly, and we instantly fell in love with yellow lab mix. They answered all of our questions which were a lot since we had never adopted before. After submitting our adoption request, the process was thorough but pain-free in that they were super responsive, informative, and all around great. When we finally did get Moe, they remained in touch with us and answered any questions we might have almost instantly. Moe has become the top roommate and the greatest pup. I highly recommend Lucky Dog. I loved our experience so much that I became a volunteer with them recently. We are forever thankful for them giving us Moe.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for leaving this thoughtful and comprehensive review. We are so lucky to have you as a part of our Lucky Dog family!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very flexible with volunteer opportunities, everything from full-time fostering to day of event drivers. They do a stellar job coordinating events.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you so much for this great feedback and for volunteering with us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with this organization for over 4 years now and continue to be blown away by the outstanding community that has grown around Lucky Dog. Not only does the organization work tirelessly to match dogs to appropriate families/situations, there is a big emphasis on responsible pet ownership education.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for highlighting the education aspect of our mission. We truly believe in it and are glad you do too!

Lauren M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my Lucky Dog, Ophelia, over 6 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made. I'm now a volunteer and thoroughly enjoy working with an organization that is doing such great work. All dogs deserve to be Lucky Dogs!

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

She is beautiful! Thank you for adopting her and helping us save lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer and dog/cat foster for over 1 year and it’s been a wonderful experience. Lucky Dog truly cares for each animal and all the volunteers, handlers, fosters, and especially the adopting families and individuals.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

We are so grateful. Thank you for everything you do!

Kayla H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer since 10/2016 with Lucky Dog and every volunteer opportunity is more rewarding than the last. Lucky Dog is great with letting you expand your volunteer role and take on more responsibilities. Through Lucky Dog I have been able to foster 60+ kittens/cats and 7 puppies/dogs!

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for everything!

Erin P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping animals find the best life they deserve is the most gratifying feeling.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

And we are so happy to have you! Thanks for everything you do for our animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Tutter in August 2017 and he truly is one of the great dogs. Tutter (formerly Zander) had been picked up as a stray in Southern Virginia 7 months earlier and was living in a shelter there when Lucky Dogs brought him north. I can tell now from the way he still ocassionally tries to hunt for food under small bushes and is scared of being wet and cold that he survived outside alone for a while both hungry and cold -- maybe a long while? We will never know. No one adopted him out of the shelter. Lucky Dogs saved him by helping me find him. I saw his pic on the Lucky Dog website and thought - this could be the dog for me! I adopted him the first weekend he was available. He had been alone for so long, at first his eyes were sad and a bit vacant but after he had lived with us and been cared for, fed, petted and loved over two weeks by me and my partner and teenage daughter. Tutter looked at me one morning for a long time, and realized he had come home. He aced obedience training right away and loves to do tricks for treats. He cuddles and makes friends with everyone. And with the right food and love and living indoors, he has become a truly magnificent animal. Thanks Lucky Dog.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for adopting him - you make everything we do possible!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our dog 5 years ago with Lucky Dog. We are so glad we found her! She had been waiting a little while but Lucky Dog didn’t give up on her! I now volunteer with them and see just how organized and well managed they are! Everyone on their mostly volunteer team cares so much and works tirelessly to find the dogs and now cats great homes and save as many as possible.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you for helping to make it possible for us to keep saving lives - we are so happy to have you as part of our Lucky Dog family.

Diane P.2

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Rating: 5

lucky dog animal rescue is amazing. I'm constantly surprised with the dedication and hard work so many people put into saving and caring for the less fortunate furry four-legged friends and sometimes not so Furry Friends. What surprises me the most is their never happy for long, it's never enough, there's always one more dog, one cat, one more trip to a storm-torn state with animals and families in need of a helping hand. The people that work so hard in this organization are heroes and deserve 10-20 a million stars but I'll settle for 5.

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank you - your support is what keeps us going!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with Lucky Dog since 2012 because I love dogs and was looking to get involved with a local rescue. They’re a great organization to work with and they appreciate any level of volunteer. This past year I transitioned to being more involved when I became a foster and this past summer, I adopted the best little cat from them (and I’m 100% a dog person). Lucky Dog cares. I’ve watched the organization step in and help after the hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico. Thanks Lucky Dog did all you do and for rescuing and giving so many wonderful animals a second chance at a forever home and for rescuing little Winnie!

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ejagdmann 05/16/2018

Thank YOU for making everything we do possible!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had an awesome experience with lucky dog! I foster with them and you can tell that everyone involved with the organization genuinely wants to find these dogs and cats a forever home. They work with people to make sure the dogs and the humans find a perfect match.

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ejagdmann 09/14/2017

Thank you for your support and helping us make a difference for dogs and cats in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog was very thoughtful and thorough in guiding us through the dog adoption process. They provided several points of contact and many helpful resources.

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ejagdmann 09/14/2017

We are happy to help. Thank you for saving a life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is completely committed to saving dogs and cats. I volunteer as a foster and from what I see, the level of organization and communication around saving these animals is extraordinary. They steward their resources - wasting nothing. This is what a true 501(c)(3) looks like.

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ejagdmann 09/14/2017

Thank you so much for helping us save lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's all about the welfare of the animals and a great group of volunteers!

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

Thank you for your support! It means the world to our volunteers and our animals.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Lucky Dog for the past 5.5 years as a handler at adoption events, occasional data entry, and as a home visitor before adoption or foster approval. I have only great things to say. It is professionally run by volunteers, highly-organized, and has only the best care and potential home fit in mind for each animal. I am constantly amazed at the number of dogs - and now cats - we are able to rescue each week from a variety of shelters where the animals would otherwise have to be euthanized. Volunteers' willingness to open their homes and foster animals is what makes this organization thrive, and we are so grateful for every animal we place.

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We are so Lucky to have such dedicated volunteers as yourself and are proud to have you as a volunteer with our rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a longterm Lucky Dog Volunteer and Adopter! I love Lucky Dog because they are a caring organization that works so hard to ensure that each shelter pup is matched with a wonderful home and those adopters are fully prepared for life with doggy! Lucky Dog has such dedicated volunteers and wonderful puppies - they are an incredible organization with which to rescue a pet. My Paisley is a Lucky Dog and I couldn't be happier!

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

Hi Ali. Thank you for everything you do for our rescue and for leaving us this thoughtful review. Our rescue is only able to save the lives we do because of dedicated volunteers like yourself!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering and fostering with Lucky Dog for just over a year now and it has been an amazing experience! This organization is made up of such dedicated, caring people that truly want to make a difference for animals in this world. Each puppy I foster, each dog I handle at an adoption event has touched my heart and I am honored to have been a small part of their journey to finding a wonderful and loving forever home!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog has a role for everyone; full time fostering? Absolutely. Short term fostering? That too. Only have a donation? Yup, they still want your help. With such diverse ways to contribute, anyone and everyone has the opportunity to make a difference. The organization and quick feedback helps sustain a team of supporters for each dog and cat to help them find the perfect home. They pay so much attention to keeping the animal's profiles updated and full of helpful information for any adopter. You can tell the staff truly care and work relentlessly for a happy ever after for all animals that come into their care.

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

Hi Kristen. Your review was incredibly moving to our team and we are so grateful to have such supportive volunteers. Thank you from all the Lucky Dogs and Cats in our care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love is watching your lucky dog get dirty at the dog park.

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

Hi JLHulier. Thank you for adopting a Lucky Dog and taking the time to leave us this review. Our Lucky Dogs and Cats really appreciate it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for Lucky Dog for almost 2 years as an adoption coordinator. It is well run and organized. I'm a huge fan!

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ejagdmann 08/02/2017

We appreciate your support and our Lucky Dogs and Cats are so grateful for your time and dedication to finding them wonderful forever homes. Thank you for everything you do for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.