Please join us in congratulating Karen Skanderson for winning the GRAND PRIZE in the Strut Your Mutt 9,000 steps challenge!  Karen participated in the 9,000 Steps Challenge during Strut Your Mutt and, after the Best Friends team reviewed all the qualifying fundraising pages, they selected Karen as  a wonderful example of what Best Friends represents.  (Of course, we already knew that but now people across the United States will, too!) The grand prize consists of: A Skechers gift card valued at $250  A photoshoot of Karen and her dogs, including a selection of prints  Be featured in a... more »
Tune into Good Morning Washington - News Channel 8, and watch as one adorable, adoptable Lucky Dog struts their stuff each morning in search of his or her forever home.   Each weekday morning at 8:45am, from December 8 - 23, one Lucky Dog - twelve in all - will get their 15 minutes of fame.  We know how wonderful our Lucky Dogs are, and now the rest of DC will too!   Be sure to tune in, set your DVR, or watch online. And, help us... more »
WE DID IT! The Kosovo 7 were able to take their flights to freedom! Watch as our volunteers greet the dogs as they arrive in DC.   And, Lucky Dog Program Managers, Arielle Wait and Stephanie Rivero, and two of the Kosovo Lucky Dogs are interviewed on Fox 5.          Read the Original story here: LUFTHANSA STRIKE THREATENS THE LIVES OF SEVEN ABANDONED DOGS FROM KOSOVO     The strike that has grounded hundreds of Lufthansa flights... more »
This Thanksgiving we have a lot to be thankful for and so do the 'KOSOVO 7'. When Lucky Dog heard that there was a shelter closing due to lack of funds and support all the way across the world, we knew we had to help.  The “Kosovo 7” will take freedom flights from Kosovo to Washington, DC, arriving in the afternoon on Nov. 23and 24. Lucky Dog volunteers will be standing by at Dulles airport to greet them with open arms.  “Saying no would have been a death sentence for them. Coordinating with international rescue partners in different time zones is challenging, but knowing that these seven... more »
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue was recently featured in the Humane Society's Animal Sheltering Magazine as an example of how an all-volunteer organization has successfully transitioned to having the support of paid employees.  We are very proud of our entire team at LDAR.  Check out the article in full!

Success Stories

It’s been a year since we adopted Cheech into our lives.  When we received her from the transport team she was a fuzzy puppy from the streets of Puerto Rico that was timid and unsure.  It took a while, but she has blossomed into one huuuuuuge personality.  She is a big talker with high energy,... [More]
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