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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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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114 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

With Dewey & Delilah I have found unconditional love & kindness adopting these two 6 years apart w/ Lucky Dog. Both times the volunteers have gone out of their way to make the experience run smoothly & provided after- care when I had questions. Their first priority is the pup's well-being & happiness.

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ejagdmann 07/11/2017

Hello. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. We are thrilled that Dewey and Delilah have both found such a loving home and wish you all many happy years together.

Client Served

Rating: 3

I'm so glad I found my dog through Lucky Dog Rescue, but I was frustrated with the support the rescue offered. I was given incorrect information by my adoption coordinator about a "trial period" if I had other pets in the house (I was told I couldn't have one, though they do offer them apparently). I was also told that my dog was good with cats, and after 24 hours in my house, it was clear that wasn't the case. I love my dog, but now I've committed to a long-term living situation where my pets have to be kept separated. I didn't feel that Lucky Dog offered enough support.

I also emailed the Rescue several times after the adoption with questions, and never received replies.

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ejagdmann 07/11/2017

Hi Elizabeth. We are so sorry you felt you had a poor experience with our rescue. I wanted to take a moment to respond to your comments to clarify a few things and see if we can help make things right. We do offer a "trial period" but only for animals that are adopted "off transport," meaning that the adopter commits to adoption before meeting a particular dog. "Trial adoptions" come with added requirements that adopters must meet before they return the dog to us. And, regardless of whether you have a trial adoption, we will always work to take a Lucky Dog back if an adopter cannot keep them. We are very sorry that your pets have to be kept separate. Although we try really hard to "test" our dogs with cats before adoption, tests are not always reliable. Animals behaviors can change dramatically in a new home, when confronted with a new animal sibling. We are most sorry that you did not feel you received support from us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lucky Dog has been a lifesaver for our small, rural shelter in an economically depressed region of eastern North Carolina. We are entirely staffed by volunteers and handle a large number of homeless, neglected and abused animals. We operate on donations only and are not in the county budget. Our focus is education, providing low cost spay and neuter services, and adoptions, but we still are faced with many unwanted and homeless puppies and dogs. Lucky Dog continually assists us in placing our dogs and we are so grateful for their involvement and assistance.

We appreciate that they are working with a much larger population and have the skills and resources to find the best homes for the animals we want to help. We know that when a dog is scheduled for the Lucky Dog run that they are lucky indeed. It is about a four hour trip to transport the dogs from our location. It was my pleasure to drive on a certain Saturday and it was such a pleasure to be met by welcoming, pleasant and very efficient staff and volunteers. And meeting the adoptive parents was just a joy. They were so happy about receiving their new friend and you just knew that they would love completely and take the very best care of the animals that we had grown to love too. It was evident that Lucky Dog done its due diligence in screening and educating prospective adopters. At PAWS, we never worry about placement of our charges with Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog is caring, professional, and great people to work with on behalf of the animals we all love and want to protect. We highly recommend Lucky Dog as a wonderful Animal Rescue.

Thank you Lucky Dog!

PAWS of Hertford County, North Carolina




























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ejagdmann 07/11/2017

Thank you to our PAWS partners for leaving such a wonderful review. It is truly a privilege to work with such a dedicated and compassionate organization, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

Sajd2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

John400

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If you want to learn how to run a nonprofit for RESULTS you should take a good look at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR).

I have worked in the nonprofit arena for more than thirty years both as a staffer and volunteer and I have never seen such a well -oiled machine like LDAR that gets remarkable results week after week. Its not uncommon for them to find homes for 30 to 40 dogs a week.

Weekly they import adoptable dogs from kill shelters located far away from the Washington, D.C. area and host 3 to 4 events every weekend in Maryland, Virginia and DC. If you attend a typical LDAR event you will be shocked by the number dogs, volunteers and potential adopters that participate.

LDAR's success lies in very strong leadership coupled with a well trained and highly motivated volunteer work force. To date more than 9,000 dogs have been saved by LDAR's efforts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!