Friday, January 18, 2008

Did you know?

We do not have a physical shelter. We can only make an appointment to show you dogs that are "In New England" in foster care. We rescue dogs locally and from overcrowded southern shelters, and some of our available dogs are still down south or in northern parts of our state, for example. We are always looking for qualified and loving foster homes so please contact us if you can provide time, love and safety to one of these needed pets. It will allow us to get them into a home environment and assess them much more thoroughly to make the best match possible with a forever home. If a foster family falls in love (it happens! ; 0 ) they have the first option to adopt their new companion. Please contact us for more information. If you might want a dog that is far away, we will arrange transport to New England; this can take 2-3 weeks or more because they need to have a clean bill of health with all vaccinations up-to-date and their spay or neuter completed. Patience is a virtue, though not always an easy one! Thanks for checking us out!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Find our adoptable dogs!

Here's how you can find all the dogs we have available --

1) go to, put in our zip code 04046 and search for dogs.

2) go to, click on "find a shelter or rescue" , put in our zip code and click on "see pets at shelter".

If you have any questions you can reach Janet at

Thanks for your interest. Together we're saving one lucky pup at a time!

These Dogs are Coming to Maine and they need YOU!

Please consider fostering or adopting one of the beautiful dogs on this page. All of them are scheduled to arrive in New England in January. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see all our cuties or click on their posts on the left. With an approved adoption application they could be part of your family very soon! Not the right time for you to take a dog home? Consider fostering one of our other dogs in need! All the affection and companionship without the long-term commitment. You will give a dog a new chance at a great life, instead of having that life end early at an over-crowded shelter or due to neglect or cruelty. Contact us today for more information.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Molly is a sweet young mother! She was nursing 4 beautiful pups and they were dropped off at a shelter without her; luckily she was tracked down within a couple of days and has been able to take care of them and wean them. She is only about 1 and 1/2 years old herself, is an Australian Shepherd mix, and about 35 lbs. She's a little shy - she's been through a lot in her short life! She's on her way north to a foster family but please consider giving her a stable life in a permanent home!

Shasta is an adorable young girl, about 6-8 months old. She is a Mountain Cur/Shepherd mix.
She is a little shy, whenever someone tries to take a picture of her she closes her eyes! Shasta is very gentle, and will make a great pet for anyone! She should grow up to be a medium sized dog. Shasta is coming up to Maine soon to be with her new foster family! She would be a great addition to your family. Check back for updates, or contact us if you'd consider adopting her.

Mikah was brought to the shelter by her previous owners in September. She was a much-loved part of the family but her dad got called overseas and they could not take her. She is a large, almost 2 year old Labrador Retriever/Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. She loves to run so she would be great in an active family. Her former owner reported that she was housebroken, crate-trained and loved attention, especially getting her belly rubbed. She did like to jump on houseguests so some manners training will help her. She was originally adopted from a shelter in Colorado so this girl is a real traveler. Mikah will be coming to Maine for foster care in January; please consider giving this girl a permanent home - no more moving around for her! Mikah is spayed and up to date on all shots and medical care.

Sadie is a mini-cutie! At about 4 months old, Sadie is a small rat terrier. She has a lot of energy and loves to play (typical puppy!) She loves attention and needs a forever family to give her all the affection she deserves. She is coming to foster care in Maine in mid-January to socialize with new puppy friends. You can come and meet her if you might like her to join your family! She is spayed and up to date on all shots and medical care. She's ready to travel north - might you be the family for her?

Check out Suzie! She is a lab mix, right around one year old. She was found as a stray in November so we don't know about her previous ownership, but she is gentle and sweet as can be! She is in foster care with three other dogs and a cat, so no problems getting along with other pets and people! She does some cute things like commando crawling along the ground! She is a medium-size dog and can be shy at first; she's just waiting for that forever home to provide her with love and a family to trust. She is on her way North this month - another cutie!

How about handsome Gabe? He is a large Doberman Pinscher mix who was surrendered in November with his mom and siblings. He is less than one year old and quite gentle for a big pup. He is neutered and up-to-date on all his care. He's coming to New England soon to be fostered so you can meet him if you'd consider providing him a loving forever home!

Sweet Misty Girl! 1/17/08 Look at this beautiful Misty! She was originally a Katrina dog - she was found during the storm next to her mother who had died. After being raised for a bit at a southern shelter, Misty was adopted but her family kept her tied outside all the time. They finally relinquished her and her buddy Jake, a chocolate lab, and Misty has been at the Marion shelter since 10/07. She was initially very timid and not much is known about her former life, training, etc. except that she does not love cats. She is coming to Maine soon to a foster home so that you can meet her. She is a little over two years old, a border collie and lab mix, is a medium-size dog at about 60 lbs, and is a favorite of staff and visitors. Stay tuned for reports, or send us an email if you might be interested in adopting her. How can you resist that sweet face?!

Welcome to the Lucky Pup site!

January 16, 2008
Our first post! How about some history of our rescue:

We are a small, family run rescue based in Southern Maine. We have 3 rescued dogs ourselves and wanted to help other dogs find loving homes here in the Northeast. We believe that all dogs deserve a safe happy home regardless of where they are from and we work to re-home both local dogs in need and Southern dogs from our overcrowded partner shelters. We are happy to answer any questions and inquiries into our dogs but prefer email. We sometimes are busy running children and dogs to various events so please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you for wanting to rescue a dog!

We are working with very crowded shelters that desperately need help finding homes for their dogs. We are always looking for good foster homes so that we can save more lives. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent to one of our dogs please email us. You provide the love and the safe home and we provide everything else! Foster homes allow dogs to become more adoptable by giving them a head start on house training, manners and socialization. Some of our dogs have come from homes to shelter life and just need a refresher on house training.

If you are interested in one of our dogs please note the following: all dogs are currently in our partner shelters in South UNLESS they are marked "in New England" which means they are in a foster home locally. We can make arrangements for you to meet a dog if it is here in foster care. We do require reference checks, a home visit and phone interview before approving an application. Once your application is approved, a dog can be placed in your home. Dogs here in foster care can be placed immediately and dogs in our partner shelters take 2-3 weeks to arrive North. All dogs come with a health certificate, up to date vaccines and they ride a USDA approved transport North. We strictly follow Maine laws for dog rescue. Our fee is $250 which covers the transport, health certificate and spay or neuter. Plese email for an application.
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Owner: Janet Wendle