Join the Lucky Kids Club!
Are you in elementary or middle school? Are you interested in helping dogs in need? If so, Lucky Dog would love your help!
Lucky Kids Club is designed to involve kids in our mission of rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from rural high-kill shelters where they don’t have a good chance of survival.
We are always looking for innovative ways to educate, involve and share our wonderful experiences with kids – the next generation of Lucky Doggers!
Here are a few ideas of how you can help!
- Fundraising Events: Host car washes, dog washes, bake sales, yard sales
- Donation Drives: Collect towels, food, blankets and toys for our Lucky Dogs
- Education Projects: We can help with classroom projects to help educate your friends on responsible pet ownership and how to get involved with rescue work
- Toy Making/Service Parties: host a service party where you make toys or collect donations for the Lucky Dogs
- Write or Draw in our quarterly newsletter
- Attend an Event: Volunteer with an adult at one of our weekend adoption events
If you would like to join our Kids Club please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucky Dog Kid’s Club Mascot
Click here to see the creative and wonderful entries that we received for the Kid's Club Mascot. Thank you all!
Taffy Goes to Kindergarten at Stoddard Elementary School!
The kindergartners at Stoddard Elementary in DC are learning about kindness to those in their school community and beyond, and have been reading stories about dogs! Ashley, from Lucky dog, came to visit and talk to the students more about having a dog. It was fun for them to be able to interact with a dog since some of them are unable to have pets in their apartment complexes. The students got to learn how to ask permission to pet someone's dog and how to go about greeting a dog they didn't know. Ashley was great at showing them!
Excel Academy Pre-K Students Learn About Caring for Pets!
At Excel Academy Public Charter School, Pre-K students have been learning all about pets and how to care for them! Ida came to visit to help demonstrate proper interaction with dogs. The students learned how to take care of dogs and how they can help dogs find "forever homes." They were so thrilled to learn how to help their "fluffy friends!"
Troop #5042, Along With a Surprise Lucky Dog Speaker, Brainstorms Ideas for Their Bronze Award!
The Lucky Pups are so lucky to have such amazing Kids Club Volunteers! Members of Troop 5042 were so excited for a surprise Lucky Dog speaker to help them brainstorm ideas for their Bronze Award! Lucky Dog Animal Rescue looks forward to following the progress these girls make and is glad to share all their good work with the greater Lucky Dog community!
extendYoga's Kid Camp Makes Toys for Lucky Dogs
Besides practicing fun yoga poses and discovering the effect of love and positive energy, extendYoga's Kid Camp participated in a Seva (a community service activity) on June 17th, where they made toys for our Lucky Dogs. The kids made toys out of fleece and old t-shirts for our pups in the shelters. The kids loved hearing how Lucky Dog helps dogs and cats find new and loving homes. They were especially excited that someone's pet will be playing with the toys that they made.
Troop #2981 Donates Cookie Money to help Lucky Dog
Girl Scouts from troop #2981 decided to use their cookie money to help out animals. We found Lucky Dog Rescue through one of our customers at a booth sale. Elizabeth Parks came to one of our meetings with her dog. She talked about Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and how they help animals. She also talked about how we, as Girl Scouts, can help with donations and working at adoption days.
We purchased toys, leashes, collars and food to donate to the rescue.
Middle school scholars from For Love of Children make and donate toys to Lucky Dog
Middle school scholars from For Love of Children, a non-profit organization in Columbia Heights that provides educational services to low income students, worked together to create doggy chew toys out of donated tee shirts. The students braided these colorful toys as part of their exploration of service learning. Before starting the project, they explored various issues of animal cruelty, including irresponsible pet ownership, cosmetic testing and inhumane food production.
They were very happy to learn that organizations like Lucky Dog Animal Rescue were working to help animals in need in our community!
Students from Great Falls church support Lucky Dog
As part of a hands-on learning activity about serving, seventh and eighth grade confirmation students from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Great Falls, VA recently gathered a truck-full of blankets, food, and animal supplies for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. After some research, small class groups “pitched” their favorite service idea, and we’re glad to say that Lucky Dog won in the class vote. From there, students broke again into small groups to create posters, write marketing materials, decorate collection boxes, and draft speeches which they presented as a group to the congregation during worship. The result was an outpouring of generosity from Christ the King's congregation, and a group of students who learned a lot about service along the way. Here’s an example of one write-up that appeared in their Sunday worship folder as well as in a monthly church newsletter:
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
~Matthew 25: 35
Some animals don’t get the chance to live with a loving family. They are malnourished, beaten, and left for dead. This is why Lucky Dog, an organization dedicated to animal rescue and adoption, was created. They need your help!
The seventh and eighth confirmation class is collecting gently used blankets and towels, pet food and fleece scraps. Place them in our wonderfully decorated boxes in the Narthex by the first Sunday of March. Thank you for giving these dogs and cats a second chance.
Can Can visits Silver Spring Day School as a Lucky Dog Ambassador
Can Can visited Silver Spring Day School with Lucky Dog volunteer Elissa Kurtz. They came to visit and to pick up all the items that were donated by the children in Ms. Alison's and Ms. Veronica's class. Can Can is an American Pit Bull Terrier that came from South Carolina and she is about 1.5 years old. She was great with all of the children and loved the treats that the children made for her. Thanks for all the donations and let's hope Can Can finds a home soon.
Lucky Dog featured in a rescue dog-themed Girl Scout meeting
Lucky Dog foster and now Lucky Dog owner Bess and her good friend and fellow dog owner London led a rescue dog-themed Girl Scout meeting in Arlington. They gave a presentation for troop members to share some facts about rescue organizations and fostering. For their activity, they had the troop make fleece dog toys to donate to Lucky Dog. Each troop member was given information on Lucky Dog, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, and ways their families might get involved in volunteering, fostering and even adopting. Bess and London and other members of their troop presented the toys to Lucky Dog when they came out to volunteer at another "lucky" event, this time in Alexandria - the St. Patrick's Day Parade Fun Dog Show on March 1. Click here to see the full article about their fabulous meeting. Finally, here are some photos of the girls at their Girl Scout meeting, the dog toys they made, and Bess' Lucky Dog Jacy wearing her own Girl Scout uniform!
Lucky Dog Reaches out to Dulin United Methodist Church Youth Group
Lucky Dog Rescue Volunteer, Catharine Matthews, spoke to the youth group at Dulin United Methodist Church in Falls Church, Virginia on October 20th about Lucky Dog Rescue. She spoke about the importance of rescuing animals and showed pictures of the numerous dogs Lucky Dog Animal Rescue has saved over the past years. The youth group helped to make rope toys and posters for upcoming Lucky Dog events. They also collected some donations for the shelters that Lucky Dog works with.