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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, Virginia was founded in 2009. Most “Lucky Dogs” come from high-kill shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. The rescue works with shelter partners in low-income and rural communities where hundreds of highly-adoptable dogs are euthanized each month due to three main reasons:
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue also helps some international animals in need, including dogs rescued from the meat trades in Thailand and South Korea, dogs from the streets of Kosovo, and dogs displaced by natural disasters in the Caribbean.
Since their establishment, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue has created over 17,000 “lucky dogs and cats!”
As a volunteer-powered, non-profit, foster-based organization, Lucky Dog Rescue wouldn't exist without the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. The number of dogs and cats that can be saved depends on the number of people helping them, so they’re always looking for new volunteers! And there are many ways you can volunteer with Lucky Dog. From the early stages of preparing for an animal’s arrival to meeting them at transport to helping at adoption events to follow-ups after adoption, every step along on the animal’s journey relies on volunteers.
If you’re considering adopting a LUCKY pet from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, keep reading for more information about the adoption process and fees.
To adopt a pet from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, follow this straightforward process:
Adoption fees at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of countless dogs and cats each year.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.