Monday, December 19, 2011

Need some last-minute ideas?

Happy Holidays from LPR!!

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas?

Why not sponsor a dog for a month? Starting at $10, you can sponsor a leash & collar or a heartguard for one month for any of our dogs. We have many levels that you can sponsor a dog at - Samantha's thyroid medicine, prescription food, treats & toys, heartworm treatments, etc. We'll provide you with a certificate explaining your generous gift.

A Beautiful Calendar

Give a beautiful 2012 calendar filled with portraits of some of our sweeties painted by Neiley Harris. The picture above gives you an idea of just how amazing these pictures are. They are $20 plus $2 shipping and we can ship it right away with your Paypal payment.

Remember that all donations are tax-deductible!

Monday, December 12, 2011

She looks like a Lucy!

Lucy - Adopted February 2011
Yes, Lucy is doing wonderful! There is actually a funny story behind her name. We decided to keep it "Lucy" after posting a picture of her on Facebook then asking for any name suggestions people might have. A good friend of mine who has a BS in Animal Science wrote "You should name her Lucy. She looks like a Lucy." without ever know that was her original name! So we couldn't change it after that.

She really has been an awesome dog and I'm not just saying that. She is full of life and energy and has a lot of love to give. People have made comments like "she's the perfect size" and "she has a the goofiness of a Lab and the brains of a Cattle Dog." She listens very well, loves to be outside and go on hikes, plays fetch, and knows when to settle down at night. And she gets along great with other dogs!

I've attached a picture that I just took this morning because I wanted you to have the most current picture possible.

Thanks for checking in!

Wade - now Max!

Max was adopted in February 2011 (formerly Wade)

We are all doing very, very well! We did rename "Wade" to "Max". It was our intention to stick with his "given" name; however we found that everyone (including us) would speak to him in a Texas accent; Wade fit perfectly using that southern drawl! He actually adjusted quite well to the switch.

We couldn't be more happy with him. Although he had quite a bit of anxiety in the beginning of being left alone, that has subsided significantly and he is doing much better. We were happy to find that he is also a wonderful family dog! Our son James was born prematurely, and, needless to say, was rather fragile when coming home and we were a little concerned about how Max would react. He was so gentle and has become somewhat of a protector of his little brother!

Thank-you so much for bringing such a wonderful dog into our family!

All the best,

Kristen, John, James, and Max!

Angel's Happy Story!

Angel - Adopted February 2011

Hi! Thanks for thinking about us! I still love my little "Angel" to death. I didn't change her name as she truly fits her name (most of the time that is). She is now taking Canine Good Citizen classes, agility classes and scent work training. Of course, in my eyes, she is the star student in all the classes!

Thanks again for all you do to save these well deserving furry friends. I am extremely blessed to have found Pat Toro and her foster pup Angel.

God Bless, Sally

Willie - Formerly Sammy/Spike

Willie - Adopted February 2011

My buddy's name is now Willie, and other than eating too many leaves, he is doing extremely well. He eats off the ground a little too much, but we are currently working on that with a trainer. My wife and I wish you well. Thanks for checking in on him. 

Best regards,


Miss Marley!

Marley - Adopted September 2011!
Marley is doing great. Since she was answering to "Marley" we decided to keep it so not to confuse her. She loves to play with my dog and will curl up next to my cat. She goes to "doggie day care" one day a week to help socialize her with other dogs and people and to give Inara a little break. She is quite popular there! She is getting used to riding in the car and will curl up in the back seat and relax. We even brought her to one of my sons' football games at Maine Maritime Academy and she was very well behaved. Hope all is well with you.

Caleb - Now Cody

Cody (formerly Caleb) - Adopted April 2011
Cody is doing very well and loves his home. We could not be happier with him, he’s a great dog, minds very well, and loves the children, He is very protective of them in a good way, and he is very tame but will let strangers know he’s there should they come near the house.

~Robert, November 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Update on Cookie the Beagle (now Lily)!!

Lily, formerly "Cookie" - adopted May 2011
Lily is a perfect fit for us, so gentle and such a sweet dog. We have been working with her to sit when asked and shake paws. We have even had some success with staying until called -  she is very smart.

She and our cat Bell are getting along very well, which was exactly what we had hoped for.

Lily has been a wonderful addition to our family, and we all love her very much.

Thank you all so much for the amazing work you do.

Update on Bruin, Formerly Rex

Rex (on the left) was adopted in June 2011
"Bruin is such a joy to have in our house! He was shy when we first got him, but our shepherd has really helped him come out of his shell. She has also taught him that car rides are a good thing! The more he came out of his shell the more energy he had. He makes me laugh every day with his crazy antics! He loves his walks around the neighborhood or any trail we can find plus trips to the dog park. We brought him to dog training and he passed with flying colors. The trainer called him the life of the party! Thank you so much to everyone at Lucky pup Rescue - we really love Bruin."

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Heartwarming Update

What a smile!
  Lamar was adopted February 2010.

Lamar and his family are special to us because they took on a senior pit bull with medical issues – he came to us scarred and stiff from joint pain and has done AMAZING. We are thrilled to have given him a chance at a real life!  Thank you so much for adopting this beautiful boy!

Lamar, A.K.A. "Big" as the family sometimes calls him, is doing great. He is settled into living in a house very well.  Our family and everyone that meets Lamar absolutely falls in love with him! We have people all the time that ask to watch him if we go away. We even get our friends asking if they can walk him! Lamar’s favorite activity is still walking in the woods. He turns into a puppy every time! He also loves to give chase to the occasional squirrel or chipmunk. He loves car rides and going on the boat - really anything that involves people. We taught him how to swim this summer and he was nervous at first but now he loves to go in the water, especially to cool off. His weight is up to 72.5 pounds, which our doctor says is just about right. His joints still bother him a bit, especially at night after a long day outside or a long walk. He still takes a few pills in the morning for his joints and pain. Other than that, his health is great, they say. His coat has become very soft and shiny and the scars and bare skin on his elbows and knees have almost filled in with fur. He is getting better about getting his nails done too.

It is too bad about all the negativity surrounding pit bulls...I wish "they" could meet Lamar. People are always blown away by his personality and loveliness towards people and other animals.

November 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Pet Project - Featuring the Art of Neiley Harris!

You are cordially invited to The Pet Project, featuring the art of Neiley Harris. 

Where:  June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High Street, Portland, ME

When:  Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

A benefit for Lucky Pup Rescue

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mutty Paws Grand Opening!

We would like to take the opportunity to announce the grand opening of Mutty Paws in South Portland.  Mutty Paws is a dog daycare, premium boarding facility, spa as well as training facility. 

Date:  Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time:  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will feature local rescues, local vendors, and much more!

Please see below for their website address!

Finish Forward Dogs Trade Show and Doggie Expo in November!

Second Annual FFD Trade Show and Doggie Expo!

Date and Time:  Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - FREE ADMISSION!

Don't miss this fun-filled annual event!

A day filled with fun and games for dogs and families! Come join us as we kick off the holiday season with vendors, activities, demonstrations and opportunities to try new games and sports with your dog!  Please click link below to see Finish Forward Dog's website.

Benefit Wines - Give the Gift that Gives Back!

You may remember our Benefit Wines fundraiser.  Well, the bottles have recently been updated with new pictures of more of our wonderful dogs, some adopted and some available for adoption.  An excellent choice for the wine lover, dog lover or animal rescue person in your circle of family and friends!  A portion of the proceeds will go directly to LPR!

Please click link here:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sooper Dogs Presents Pamper Your Pet on October 15, 2011!

Sooper Dogs will be hosting a wonderful event on October 15, 2011 from 10:00 to 2:00.  There will be a self-serve dog wash, nail trims by Jami, animal commnication with Sara Moore, and a photo by River Rose Photography!  A percentage of the proceeds will go to Lucky Pup Rescue!  Please see the Sooper Dogs website and look under "Events" at:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Check out the Lucky Pup Rescue Store and Shop to Support LPR!

Bumper Sticker

Bracelets to show your support!

The easiest-to-use tick remover on earth!!!

Please visit the LPR store (link below) to see what we have to offer in addition to the great items shown above.  These purchases will help us directly and were donated or made specifically for the rescue.  Your purchase will help us save many more dogs who need us RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Upcoming Meet and Greet at Tractor Supply in Scarborough

Dodger, one of our fosters waiting for a home!

Jett - another great dog looking for a home
Please join us on August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Scarborough, Maine.  As part of Pet Awareness Week, Tractor Supply has asked us to participate in this event.  See some of our foster dogs (not necessarily the ones pictured) and find out more about our rescue and see what goodies we have for sale to benefit LPR! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gent's Birthday Wish

The birthday boy himself.


Beautiful Cake!

Party guest Sidney.

Gent recently had a wonderful birthday party.  In honor of Gent's birthday, and because some of his friends have medical bills that are straining the rescue's budget, he has proposed a donation reward for each of you. Starting today, if you make a donation to offset our vet bills, we will reward you. 

For a $5.00 donation, you will receive a Macy's Shopping pass - see the benefits here:


a purple LPR bracelet. Check here:

For a $20.00 donation you will receive the above plus one of our fabulous fleece toys for your dog.

For a $50.00 donation you will receive the above plus an original photograph by Bill Klein of Pacific Peace Photography. (we will give you a choice from a half dozen prints)

Please consider helping out our sweeties today. You can see more about the needs of Ben here

and Carson here:

You can send a donation via paypal to luckypuprescue@yahoo.comor mail a check to:

Lucky Pup Rescue
PO Box 461
Kennebunkport ME 04046

Remember, your contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization.

As always, THANK YOU for any help you can provide for our sweeties to have a better life.  We so appreciate it!

Nelson - Great Match!

Nelson (formerly Mickey) was adopted in January 2009:  "Nelson is doing great and is such a lucky pup! I have attached a photo.  He is considered our child and is so well behaved ..there is something special about him, he is not a normal dog.   Janet was spot on - she told us that he was for us and we are so grateful."

Pretty Little Mandy

Mandy was adopted in September 2008:  "Mandy is doing just fine, almost caught herself a red squirrel the other day. This squirrel has been daunting both dogs for weeks now. I would suspect that it will not do that anymore.

Mandy' favorite place is under my covers. I make my bed in the morning and about 10 minutes later, she has undone it, crawled under the covers in a knot and goes to sleep. I have attached a few photos. I lifted the covers to take one picture. As you can see she looks sleepy because I woke her to take the photos.

She loves to play with Drewie and they are great pals. They continue to play and run both inside and out. Mandy does figure eights while older Drewie just stands in the middle and tries to catch is quite comical!"

Handsome Lenny's New Life

Lenny was adopted in June 2008:  "Lenny has settled in nicely. It's like he has always been here. We have had two grandaughters born in the past year and a half and he gets along great with them. We go for a long walk every morning, which he really enjoys, and he likes to go for rides in the car as well as sunning himself in the yard. The extended family also loves having Lenny around. They are always asking if we brought him with us. He especially likes Thursday evening, when my wife has friends over, and he gets a treat from each of them.

Here is Lenny enjoying the sunshine in the yard with his Halloween bandana.

We are truly happy having Lenny, and I think he feels the same. I can always rely on Lenny to greet me at the door every day when I come home from work."

Daisy Mae, Very Busy Girl!

Daisy Mae was adopted in March 2008:  "Thanks for checking in! Daisy Mae is fantastic! We both admit that in the beginning, it was a little rough & we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into, but thankfully the growing period was relatively short & she adjusted nicely.  Todd & Daisy are pretty much inseparable & he takes her everywhere. In fact, he just bought a new pickup truck & part of the reason why he chose the one he did was because the windows in the extended cab doors went down.  Now Daisy can be in the back & stick her head out of the window. And if you can't find them off in the truck somewhere, then they are probably out in the woods walking the trail ... her other favorite thing to do.

On the flip side, we laugh (most times), because Daisy is a very busy dog. We can deal with the hole digging & pestering the cat, but the bee chasing (when she's allergic), trying to attack porcupines & messing with skunks we could have gladly done without. I think we are single-handedly keeping the emergency vets in business!

In the end, we couldn't have asked for a better dog. She is very loving & for the most part, very well behaved, but when the collie kicks in ... watch out! TUNNEL VISION!! :)

Dixie's Happy Tail Ending!

Dixie (formerly Bonnie) is Sadie's sister.  She was adopted in April 2009.  Here is her story:  "Dixie is now a permanent resident and family member in our household.
She loves to hunt, and we understand that is fairly common for an Arkansas gal.

She is smart, attentive and loves being a part of the family activitives.

On Tuesday Dixie has play dates at the local kennel, where she is very much a part of the team.  

She greets all with a wagging tail and kisses if you request."

Sadie's Wonderful New Life

Sadie (formerly Beauty) was adopted in April 2009.  She and her sisters Bonnie and Brooke were driven to Maine directly by our rescue partners in the south! 

"Beauty's name is now Sadie. She is a fantastic dog! She is so good with my grandchildren. She is well behaved, using good manners in the house. She loves to go for rides in the car. She's healthy and happy and we are so lucky to have found her. I have attached some pictures from our vacation last summer. She loved camping and even watched a bunny come into our site and eat her dog food. 

She really is wonderful and we love her very much."

Akela's Adoption Update!

Beautiful Akela (formerly Jesse 2):

Hi All!  Miss Akela is doing great. She is the perfect dog for us. She hikes and camps with us and is the best all around dog. She even runs on bike trails attached to the bike (safetly!).  Her passion is Frisbee.  A 20-minute Frisbee session is her favorite sport.

Hope all is well.

Best Wishes, Akela and her family

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lucky Pup at Kennebunk Old Home Week!

Ali our adoptable cutie!

Trace - LPR alumnus!

One of our youngest fans!

Another young fan having a blast at Old Home Week!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Please Help Beautiful Ben!

Ben is a lovely boy who was a family dog until he was diagnosed with demodectic mange and needs a few months of treatments. His family couldn't afford the $400 monthly cost, and they were forced to surrender him so he could be treated. We took him into rescue when the local shelter's only option was to put him down because they couldn't afford it either.

With YOUR help, we'll be able to get him completely cured and on his way to the forever home that's waiting out there for him somewhere.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hershey the Caribbean Dog!

Adorable Hershey was adopted in December 2008.  He was saved at the last minute from a certain death as the shelter he was in would not pay for his surgery.  He was a senior dog, you see.  He is cherished by his wonderful adopter and living quite an amazing and envious life in the Islands.  Way to go, Hershey!

"Hershey and I are still very happy living in St. John in the Virgin Islands and making the best of his Caribbean Retirement. His favorite activities are riding in the car, napping on the sailboat, and playing fetch with tennis balls and his other island dog friends! He gets to play in warm weather all year long which is great for his aging bones and muscles. This year we celebrate our 4th year together and Hershey's 13th birthday!"

Thank you to all of our wonderful adopters - without you stories like these would not be possible!