About Us

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog does not have its own facility. Instead, our dogs stay with temporary fosters (and occasionally boarding partners) while they wait to find their forever home. We hold adoption events each week where you can see the Lucky Dogs strut their stuff, and we also arrange private meetings for adopters who fall in love with a pup’s internet photo. Our volunteers are more than just volunteers, and our dogs are more than just dogs. We are a family. And we welcome you to become a part!

What is a "Lucky Dog?"

A Lucky Dog is a fortunate animal who we are able to rescue from a high-kill shelter or from an owner who needs to re-home his or her pet.  Right now, "Lucky Dogs" are primarily of the canine variety, but Lucky Dog Animal Rescue plans to expand to help animals of all kinds.  We consider any animal in need a potential "Lucky Dog"!

Where do Lucky Dogs come from?

Most Lucky Dogs come from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  We work with shelter partners in low-income and rural areas where hundreds of highly-adoptable dogs are euthanized each month due to overpopulation problems, lack of spay/neuter education and inadequate funding.  With the help of our dedicated volunteers and supporters, Lucky Dog rescues as many of these pups as possible.

Where are the Lucky Dogs now?

The Lucky Dogs live in foster homes throughout the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. They live as far north as Baltimore and as far south as Burke and Woodbridge. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does not have a shelter of its own. We rely completely on the generosity of our foster parents!

How do Lucky Dogs get Here?

We have wonderful partners who drive the Lucky Dogs all the way from their rural shelters to the DC area.  These "transports" can be as large as 60 dogs and as small as 1 dog.  A portion of each adoption fee goes to the costs of arranging these transports. We always need lots of help when the dogs arrive from the shelters - let us know if you'd like to be part of the welcoming committee.

How can I get a Lucky Dog?

It's simple! Just fill out the adoption questionnaire to get the screening process started!

How can I help the Lucky Dogs?

There are many ways to help the Lucky Dogs:

  • Foster
  • Adopt
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Help Spread the Word!

 

Contact us at volunteering@luckydoganimalrescue.org to learn more about volunteering with Lucky Dog!