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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Lucky Dog Rescue's mission is twofold, our primary focus is to rescue homeless, adoptable dogs from death row in high kill shelters in California. Each dog we rescue is in their final hour, many with health problems. We transport dogs to safety, nurse them back to health, provide top notch medical care. They are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. We find wonderful forever homes for each of them. Our secondary mission is to raise awareness and educate pet lovers about the horrific problem of pet overpopulation in shelters around the country, California specifically. We provide information, tools and opportunities for people to become involved locally, to be part of the solution.

Target demographics: Save and rehabilitate death row dogs at local high kill animal shelters.

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 75 dogs find new homes that would have been euthanized

Geographic areas served: Southern California

Programs: We rescue adoptable death row dogs from high kill shelters. We rehabilitate, socialize and nurse these orphaned, homeless dogs back to health. The dogs we rescue often have special needs including extensive vet care for broken bones, parvo, distemper, and dental surgeries. We find them fabulous forever homes in the San Diego, California area. When we are full, we help other small rescues with vetting, food and rehab for their dogs from the same high kill shelters.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I connected with Lucky Pup Dog Rescue in 2012 over a scruffy pup named Duffy. I made a monetary pledge to help him attract a rescue so he could escape the kill shelter he was in. Lucky Pup came to the rescue & thus began our 7 year long relationship. They have rescued many dogs over the years, helping them to go from death row to loving homes. They have spared no expense when dogs needed medical help as they always put the welfare of the dog before everything else. I highly recommend them as they are as good & true & honest as you could ever want an animal rescue to be. Christine & Steve who run Lucky Pup are wonderful people with huge hearts. Here is my favorite photo of Duffy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of helping Lucky Pup directly in their life-saving work. I was compelled to help Christine & her husband Steve not just from hearing their mission but most importantly upon witnessing their unprecedented compassion & dedication first hand. Lucky Pup goes to extraordinary lengths to save every dog they can. Christine drives hours on end to high-kill shelters, rescuing dogs just days, sometimes hours, before they're euthanized. She & Steve provide the individual love, care & attention that many other rescues simply aren't able to, even going so far as to personally open their home to these dogs for however long they need until they are ultimately adopted into the loving families they deserve. It really doesn't get much better than that.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lucky Pup Dog Rescue is a great organization. I have been involved in several fundraisers and I have helped with the dogs at Lucky Pup. The owners/operators are tirelessly devoted to bringing awareness to the plight of dogs who have no voice. They take personal interest in each dog they rescue and make sure that they are provided with the best possible home with great care and love. This includes getting the dogs delayed health care treatments and training when needed. A dog that is rescued by Lucky Pup is truly a lucky dog. They also work to bring attention to the needs of dogs that find themselves in the California shelter system.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never met a more caring, patient and dedicated team. Christine and Steve are two of the most genuine individuals and what they are doing is truly commendable. I have seen them take in dogs that most would consider a "lost cause" and just by giving them the attention and training they need, have made them obedient and loving and a great new member for any family. The dogs they rescue that are on death row are truly Lucky Pups. Keep up the good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dogs from Lucky Pup Dog Rescue and have since become an active supporter. The founders, Steve and Christine Haslet, are passionate about giving unwanted shelter dogs the best life possible, and work tirelessly to do just that. There is no hesitation in saving the dogs that need them the most. Sick dogs, injured dogs, senior dogs, feral dogs all have been given a chance at life by their willingness to financially and also lovingly tackle their issues with veterinary care, training, and caring foster homes (often their own home!). The dogs they pull experience love and begin to learn trust right from the moment they leave the shelter, they are not just moved to boarding facilities or kennel situations. And these dogs are adored and cared for are until the perfect adopter can be found, whether that be two weeks or two years. Once you adopt a Lucky Pup, there is always support and follow up from the rescue to ensure everyone is happy and that the dog has found its forever home. That is the ultimate goal, that the rescue dog find its perfect match so it can live happily ever after, and Lucky Pup Dog Rescue has given that gift to close to 200 death row shelter dogs. The needs of the dog, whatever they may be, truly come first.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of this rescue for several years, ever since they pulled a scruffy pup named Duffy (photo attached) from a high kill shelter in California. Lucky Pup Dog Rescue saves dogs in some of the worst shelters in the state, dogs who have little or no chance at getting out alive. They vet these dogs & keep them in their care until they can find loving forever homes. Christine & Steve are very dedicated dog rescuers - I'm proud to be a Lucky Pup Dog Rescue supporter!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Lucky Pup for over 7 months, and have found Christine and Steve to be some of the nicest and most devoted people i have ever met. they put in countless hours and personal expenses to keep the dogs healthy and well loved and work really hard to find good homes for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although I didn't rescue a dog from Lucky Pup, I did have the pleasure of working along side them at a variety of fundraiser events and getting a personalized view of how they care for their dogs on a daily basis. I have witnessed them bending over backwards to find the perfect home for a pet. They do whatever it takes including spending the time and money needed to ensure each pup is putting their best paw forward. Highly recommend this rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am not sure who I fell in love with first, Christine and Steve from Lucky Pup Dog Rescue or my two dogs I adopted through them. (Now three Lucky Pup Rescue dogs -- I am happily a failed foster). Christine and Steve are dedicated to their Lucky Pup Dog Rescue mission through their pure and genuine love, passion and dedication to homeless, death row dogs. They work tirelessly to find the perfect forever home for each and every dog -- and they never give up or settle for a "second best" owner just to "move" a dog. When you adopt a dog through Lucky Pup Dog Rescue you become an honored part of an amazing family of dog owners personally hand picked by Christine and Steve. Lucky Pup Dog Rescue owners also enjoy "family reunions" hosted by Lucky Pup and frequent circulation of "happy ending" pictures or updates on past rescue dogs they fostered and new dogs they have available to adopt too. If you have a heart to rescue a dog, volunteer or donate to a very worthy cause you will be hard pressed to find a rescue with more heart and determination than Lucky Pup Dog Rescue. They are the real deal.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lucky Pup Dog Rescue, Christine and Steve have been amazing at rescuing the euth listed, unwanted dogs from high kill shelters in Southern California. I am a volunteer at the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter and I have personally worked alongside them. They rescue the dogs who are urgent and left behind, the ones that no adopter or rescue wants. I absolutely respect and admire what they do for the dogs they rescue. I know every dog they rescue, they treat like their own family member.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Christine Haslet of Lucky Pup Dog Rescue for over 4 years. In that time, I have reached out to her and her husband, Steve, to share a story or photo of a dog in a shelter who stole my heart and who needed help. I have also transported shelter dogs for them and even kept a couple dogs overnight at my home. I can vouch for their total commitment to the dogs they rescue, regardless of how long the dog remains with them and regardless of the medical issues and costs that often come with a shelter dog. My first experience was with a small terrier from the County of San Bernardino shelter in Devore. "Beau" was completely shut down. His eyes were closed and he shook in fear. When I asked Christine if she could help, she drove all the way from San Diego to save little Beau, who is now living the wonderful life we wish for all shelter dogs. On another occasion, Christine was planning to drive to San Bernardino City shelter to save a pregnant terrier, but when she arrived, she was told the dog was transferred to a private facility, so she picked up the phone and asked, "Which dogs need my help" She left the shelter that day with 4 dogs, 3 of which were to be euthanized that day and one was an interception in the parking lot of a dog that had been adopted the day before and the adopter was returning him. This was always my understanding of what rescues do, but I learned over the years that many rescues do not embrace or practice the same excellent standards as Lucky Pup Dog Rescue of San Diego. They are, in my opinion, the GOLD STANDARD and that is why I support them and hold them in such high regard. Here are two of the dogs I had the honor to assist Lucky Pup Dog Rescue of San Diego in March and June, 2012 by picking them up from the shelter and delivering into the loving arms of Christine Haslet.
Lois Chisholm