Monday, March 12, 2012

Flowers for Furry Friends!

We've just launched our online fundraising campaign. For every purchase you, your friends or family make, Lucky Pup Rescue will receive 50% of the total sale. So, if you get some great bulbs or plants on the site and makes a purchase of $40... Lucky Pup Rescue will get $20 to use toward our fundraising goal.

What's really great about this fundraising program is that our partner, Flower Power Fundraising, is totally committed to our cause. They are putting out top-quality, best-selling flower bulbs and plants, shipping directly to your friend or family member, and, they're giving us a 100% satisfaction guarantee. It's hard to go wrong with that!

To start supporting our group today just click on the link below and follow the instructions once you're there. It's completely safe and any email address you enter into the site will only be used for our fundraiser. Flower Power will not sell or use the names for any other purpose.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chase's Happy Tail!

Chase - Adopted December 2009
Chase is doing fantastic. He is absolutely loved and adored by the entire family.

~Lisa, February 2011

Mattie's Update

Mattie - Adopted December 2009
Mattie is doing GREAT!!! She is such a good girl, very protective of the kids. She is such a great addition to our family. Thank you so much for saving Mattie!
Mattie sends kisses back to you.

Stacy, February 2012

Cori's Happy Ending

Cori - adopted November 2009

Zoey and Cori

I’m glad to tell you what a real joy she is. She is a silly, often quirky, girl, but also very obedient. She and Zoey are truly the best of friends and play together every day – sometimes just for a few minutes, sometimes all day.

Cori sometimes thinks that she needs to “protect” Zoey from the other dogs at day care – which is pretty funny since Cori weighs in at about 32 pounds and Zoey is somewhere just shy of 70 pounds and is quite capable of taking care of herself!  Our only issue with our typically sweet girl is that she has some difficulty with protecting our home from guests. I have hope though – one of the people that’s helped Lucky Pup with fundraisers is the pet psychic, Sara Moore; she did private “readings” with both Zoey and Cori last spring. She is AMAZING – and came up with some things that she could not have known – kind of spooky, actually. Our biggest issue at the time was that Cori was habitually eating rocks – once badly enough that surgical intervention was required (thank goodness for pet insurance!). We asked Sara to “tell” Cori that she had to stop with the rock eating – and I swear to God, since that day she hasn’t even gone near any “edible” rocks – truly an amazing feat! So, I’m hoping to hook up with Sara again soon and see what she might be able to “tell” Cori about people that we invite into our home – mostly the guys that come here.

She has really improved with her acceptance of our 2 cats – they now allow her to sniff them and she’s finally gotten the message that cats are NOT for chasing around the house.  She’s a really smart dog, so I have confidence that with some work, we can get her to at least be accepting of the people that visit us. The bottom line is that Cori does belong on the “happy tails” page; since 95% of the time it’s just us here at home, she’s a real sweet-pea and we are totally in love with her, and my husband and I are both really happy that we adopted her.

~Karen and Rick, February 2012.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Mighty Moe - not so "Mighty" now!

Mighty Moe's "Before" Picture
Mighty Moe's story shows how rescue can transform a dog's life - to know that he is now living a fit and healthy life makes us so very grateful for all of the folks who made this possible, from his rescuers, fosters and other volunteers, and his adopters.  THANK YOU!!!

"Mighty Moe is doing REALLY WONDERFUL!!! He is such a great dog! Its kind of hard to tell in the attached picture but Moe is down to 78lbs! He has lost 30 pounds since coming to Maine. What a difference it has made in him - he runs all the time now.

He really loves my 7 year-old daughter (we think he is most attached to her).  He plays with her outside and is so excited when she comes near him!

He is trying all sorts of "new" experiences - some with better luck than others. He went out on our boat a few times this summer and that took some getting used to, but we think he will do better now that he has lost weight.

We are working on socializing him around people and other dogs - he is absolutely terrified of small dogs and does okay around medium sized dogs, though he doesn't really know how to play- but he is learning (my sister has 2 Labrador pups that he visits with).

He really is a wonderful dog.  We've added to his name and now is is" Mighty Moejo Master" or "Moejo" for short.

I think he is finally comfortable that this is a truly safe place for him to relax, and most evenings that is precisely what he does next to us on the couch!

We can't thank your organization enough for giving us our Mighty Moejo; he is a special part of our family and we look forward to many good experiences with him!"

Moe's Sleek New Physique!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Tails Adoption Day Event - February 25, 2012

The first ever Happy Tails adoption day event will be held Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 119 Bishop Street in Portland, Maine, in their training center. 

From 9 a.m. to noon they will have a variety of rescues with their available dogs and local vendors with all their great products. 

From noon to 2 p.m., there will be an indoor dog park, where you and your pup can enjoy an off-leash safe place to play.  All K9 friends must be up-to-date on shots, with proof, and be spayed or neutered.

Donations at the door will be greatly appreciated!

Lucky Pup Rescue will be participating in this event. 

Come meet and greet some great dogs looking for their forever homes!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Markus - Why We Do Rescue

Markus was skin and bones when rescued.

Markus has filled out nicely in the loving care of his wonderful foster.

Beautiful Markus at his photo session.
Just in case anyone ever asks you why we do rescue, take a peek at these photos. The first picture is Markus when he came to us seven weeks ago - emaciated, sad but tail wagging.  The second picture is what his body looks like now.  The third picture is what his happy face and sleek coat looked like for his "glamour shots" with Joanne Lee.

We are so thankful for his amazing foster family, his savior ACO Kathy and all the folks who have supported Markus along the way.

Thank you all! A family is meeting Markus shortly so just maybe his "happy ending" is close at hand!

Thanks to our friend Joanne Lee!

Joanne Lee Photography has been a wonderful supporter of Lucky Pup, taking some gorgeous photographs of our adoptable dogs.  Please click the link here: view her wonderful blog!

Thank you, Joanne!

Here is a link to Joanne's own Lucky Pup Rescue adoptee, Tony!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Smooch your Pooch!

Brian, LPR Alumnus

Join us for "Smooch your Pooch" at Sooper Dogs in Biddeford, Maine Saturday February 11, 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

We had so much fun last year taking photos of the dogs and humans sharing a peck or a slobber!

There will also be free treat samples from several companies, animal communication readings with Sara Moore (email to sign up!) and prizes given to award-worthy pooches and couples!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's Meet and Greet Time - Upcoming Events

Please join us at one of our upcoming Meet and Greets:

Jan. 29 PetQuarters in Scarborough 10-2

Feb. 4th- PetSmart Biddeford 10 - 2
208 Mariner Way, Biddeford

Feb 5th - PetLife Scarborough 10 - 2
200 Expedition Drive, Scarborough, ME (near Cabela's)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Handsome Auzzie Boy!

Adopted in July 2009 - brother to Amber, Addie, Aden, Alex, Alexis, Amy, and Anna
The following is a little update on his life in the big city!!

Our handsome Auzzie is doing great in his home in Boston, MA!! It only took him a couple of days to adjust to city living before he became a city pup who isn't even bothered by trucks going by or cars honking! Luckily, we live close to the beach and Auzzie loves to run on the beach every morning and afternoon - chasing the birds and his other dog-friends! He won't swim in the water but the beach seems to be heaven on earth for him. He misses his brothers and sisters and was excited to hear that he could see updated pictures of them!! He makes friends everywhere he goes, which is MANY places because we don't leave home without him very often!! Auzzie's favorite thing is snuggling on the couch or in bed and he told us write that he thinks he is "the luckiest pup"!

-Randi and John, January 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lyle's Happy Tail!

Lyle (formerly Harrison and brother to Harvey and Henry) Adopted July 2009

Lyle (formerly Harrison) is the love of my life! I feel like I got so lucky finding this pup. He was so well natured right from the start, he just LOVES people and people love him. Sometimes this 59 lb. hound likes to think that he's a lap dog. He's super cuddly when it's mellow time, but if it's time to play he can be very sassy! He makes me laugh everyday. He's always the one to get other dogs riled up. He loves to play and has an endless amount of energy while he's playing. When he's off leash in the woods he starts running at warp speed in circles, but always stays close enough. We hike, swim, ski, jog, snuggle, watch movies, and do everything together. He's my best friend and I was so happy to hear that his brothers Stout & Porter are doing so well. I'll admit - seeing their faces, the same expression as I see so often with Lyle, brought tears to my eyes :) Thank you Lucky Pup Rescue!

Larry (now Ziggy) Adopted November 2008 - his brothers were Moe and Curly
 Larry (now Ziggy) is spoiled to the bone. With three teenagers worshipping him, he waits by the Mudroom door for their arrival home every day and I know he wishes for just one ride on the school bus to see what the fuss is about.There is a bit of a tease in him as he loves to belly down, crawl with his front legs while dragging his behind, right in front of the llama (as if a sneaky coyote). The llama hates him as all llamas hate dogs. I think Ziggy glories in this, having the run of the yard and the closeness of his humans.

Healthy, happy and never a thought that he lived anywhere else, Ziggy is the perfect family dog.

~Jeron, January 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

April-Anna's Happy Tail!

April-Anna (formerlyAnna), Adopted July 2009

We changed her name to April-Anna, so my mom could remember when her birthday is. April is a happy and energetic little girl. She is perfect in our pack of 4. She is a little timid at the dog park, but crazy anywhere else! April loves spending time with her family - at home or on the go. She loves to look out the window at the cars going by. April is very protective of her girls and will do anything for them. In the summer she likes to go swimming at her Memere and Pepere's camp, chasing ducks and squirrels, and just relaxing on the couch. At a local annual pet show, she won most energetic the 1st year and the 2nd year she won most talented! In the winter she loves hopping thru the snow, burying her bones, and showing off her ice karate tricks. April is very talented and smart. She loves to learn new tricks or show off what she knows. April has been a perfect addition to our family and we love her so! We can't wait to hear how her siblings are doing on Happy Tails!

~Lori and Melody, January 2012

Beautiful Remi (formerly Alexis)

Remi (Alexis) was adopted January 2010 - sister to Andy and Alex
Remi is such an awesome dog. She brings nothing but joy to our family. We had a bit of a scare when we first adopted her because she turned out to be heartworm positive. With the incredible care from the staff at our local veterinary center, we got her through it she is now in the clear. Remi is energetic, fun loving, and loyal. She doesn't seem to notice she is a short legged 22-pound pup! She is quite a watchdog and keeps us alert when anyone comes around. She helps to keep our other dog Fergie active and youthful. Quite often the two of them provide us with entertainment as they race around the house in a game of cat-and-mouse. Remi has adapted herself to our busy family life. She loves to go camping, hiking, mountain biking, and sledding. She is also quite content to snore on someone's lap if we are just relaxing at home.

Remi looks very serious in these photos, but she is really quite a goof. She is just the perfect dog for our family and we love her to pieces!!

Our Lucky Pup Rescue was a terrific experience and any future adoptions we make will be from Lucky Pup!!!

~Monni, January 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Update on Mark

Mark - Adopted September 2011
Mark is great, growing like a weed. We kept his name as Mark. He knows how to sit, shake, lay down and we are working on roll over.


Mackenzie, Dan, and Mark

Update on Allie

Photo courtesy of Samantha Hartery of Hartery Photography
Adopted February 2009

Allie is doing great! She has taken several obedience classes since we last updated you, and has done wonderfully. However, even with all her experience from dog classes, she still manages to get into a little mischief while outside. We live across the street from a horse farm, and if we don't keep an extremely watchful eye on her she slips over, eats as much horse manure as possible, and if the horses are out, tries to play with them. So because of that, we keep her on a leash or a 'long line' the majority of the time we are outside. She does like to play outside though, and can run like the wind. Inside, she absolutely loves to be as comfortable as possible, and has somehow convinced us to buy three dog beds for her. Each one a little more plush that the one before. They all are big enough to accommodate a dog two times her size! (what can we say, we are suckers for her beautiful brown eyes!) If she doesn't feel like sleeping in one of her beds, we can usually find her sprawled out on our couch. Believe me, for a small (40 lbs) dog, she somehow finds a way to take up the whole thing. She loves all people, and is very gentle with kids. She is hesitant around some dogs and is a little picky making dog friends. But you can tell she absolutely adores the dog friends that she has made.

Thanks for checking in on Allie. We can imagine our life without her!

Sarah + Mike

Friday, January 20, 2012

Help Lucky Pup Rescue Win The Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge!

Help Lucky Pup Rescue win a $5,000 grant!

Vote for us at and we could win grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each to help pets in need.

The Animal Rescue Site is hosting a special challenge for eligible member shelter and rescue groups. The grand prize is a $5,000 grant, and they will be awarding many other grants to rescue groups with the most votes — a total of $300,000 in grants for animal welfare organizations in 2012.

Think how many animals we could help with $5,000!

Help us win! All you have to do is click to help rescued animals, and then vote in The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 - with Both of these actions are absolutely free! You can vote once a day, every day during the voting period. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a huge difference for us.

Vote today!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jenna - Living the Lucky Pup Life!

Jenna - probably looking for squirrels to chase - she was adopted in September 2008
Jenna's doing fine, she's a bit spoiled though! Loves to lay on the deck, chase squirrels and eat.  She has an invisible fence which works great -  she's working out good!

Thomas - Rescue Dog Role Model!

Handsome Thomas - Adopted March 2008
We adopted Thomas in March of 2008. At that time, he was basically a feral 1 ½-year-old dog who had virtually no chance of being adopted. It was a long road to helping him become a member of our family and thank goodness for Lucky Pup and their members for helping us through the difficulties in the beginning. Thomas used to live in fear most of his waking hours, but now he exudes happiness! He rarely ceases wagging his tail and he is such a ham. His favorite thing is to sleep on the bed with us and he adores being petted. Thomas is a role model for anyone who takes in a fearful dog. He has overcome so many fears and even though he still has some to conquer, when you look in his eyes, you see a happy, satisfied Lucky Pup! Thomas has even come to help over 70 foster dogs that we have had come through our house since he has been with us. He is friendly with all dogs and has such a joyful spirit that helps our fosters settle in and feel right at home. Thomas has been an incredible addition to our family and he has taught us so much since he joined our family. Thank you Lucky Pup Rescue!

Lovely Lexie!

Beautiful Lexie - Adopted March 2009

I received an urgent call one Sunday in 2009 asking if we could take in an emergency foster. When I picked Lexie up that afternoon, it was clear she was a very nervous young dog. but she quickly settled in once she learned that none of our dogs were going to hurt her and that she had to follow the house rules. Little did we know that she was snuggling into our hearts and that we would be the ones to adopt her!

Since Lexie came to our family, she has helped with around 60 fosters that have come through our house while waiting to find their own homes. She is very playful with adults and puppies, but is also a good role model in teaching the young ones what to do (and what not to do!). Lexie has a very playful spirit and is a joy to have around. She quickly discovered how warm it is under the bed covers and we just can’t resist indulging her. Lex likes to chase the birds out of the yard and can make it to the back fence in a split second. She is a very smart little gal, but on the other hand is a bit stubborn. She will grumble a bit when told to get off the bed, but she never takes it any farther. We have been lucky to have had Lexie join our household and she will continue to help more fosters through all of her years with us!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baxter's Story - Courtesy of

A Mama and Pup Story

Frankie and Chloe

Frankie has been such an amazing addition to our family. She has brought so much joy and excitement to our lives. She loves running on the beach and digging holes in the sand. She recently learned how to swim in the ocean and now we can’t keep her out of the water. Frankie loves to go hiking in the summer and snowshoeing with us in the winter. She LOVES to run and she is super fast. Her favorite place to go is Happy Tails daycare. She LOVES playing with other dogs and showing the rookies the ropes.

Two years after adopting Frankie, we were introduced to her mother, Chloe. We fostered her and it wasn’t long until we fell in love with her, and ended up adopting her two months later. Chloe loves to cuddle and craves any attention you give her. You can tell she is so grateful to be a part of our family. Contrary to her daughter, Chloe prefers the company of people instead of dogs. She will go up to complete strangers and just sit in front of them and want them to pat her. Chloe recently got into weight pulling and placed 1st in the beginner’s class and 2nd in her weight class.

Chloe and Frankie love to play together and wrestle. Chloe came to us and didn’t really know how to play with other dogs or toys. Frankie has showed her everything she knows and it’s so cute to see Chloe do the same things Frankie does. It’s not often that a daughter teachers her mom. We can’t thank Lucky Pup enough for giving us not one, but two, amazing dogs.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sam - Another of Sidney's Beautiful Bunch!

Sam - Adopted March 2010
I found some awesome information about Groenendaels- temperament and lifestyle on the attached description all suit us very well, I am totally psyched. I think Sam is predominantly that breed/ I am fascinated by the breed information, usually with mixes you don't get so much information. It will be so interesting to see how Sam grows and what his personality is! Sam is doing great with his potty training, and he stays by my side and keeps an eye on the ever-interesting and always-in-motion Lila!  ~Paula, March 2010

Snowpants (formerly Stanley) - Another "S" Sibling!

Snowpants is son to Sidney and brother to Sam, Sophie, Suzie, Steven, Sadie and Stuart

 Snowpants (formerly Stanley) turned 2 years old in December. He has been the best addition to our family.  We have all (humans Mom, Dad, and Suzy) bonded with our beautiful, blonde boy but he's especially his mom's boy. He's incredibly smart knowing which toy to pick up when asked (he has an extensive vocabulary) and super polite when getting treats and he especially loves to be petted. He has a chain link fenced-in yard and he loves to run, run, run. People ask us what kind of dog he is wherever we go and the vet told us he should be his own breed! He's still a LOT playful and a bit mouthy sometimes but it's probably from being spoiled so much but this boy is so loved by his family! 


Sophie, who stayed with her beautiful name, has been a challenge - so much energy!  We love her and she goes to day care twice a week and loves it and so do we. ~Barb, December 2011

Two Beautiful Lucky Pups!

Sidney (back) - adopted June 2010/Sadie (foreground) - adopted January 2011 
Here is Sidney, the mom of the beautiful S puppies and her daughter Sadie. We adopted her after her original adopter returned her and she has fit into our family perfectly!

~Kristen, December 2011

Elizabeth's Happy Tail!

Elizabeth - Adopted February 2010
Happy New Year!

WE LOVE HER!!!!! We decided to call her Lizzy.  Lizzy has started to herd our 100- pound Labradoodle!  We are working hard with her so she can gain confidence. She loves going for hikes. It’s nice to see her act like a puppy!  

Marvelous Memphis!

Memphis (back left) - adopted March 2010
WOW!! I can't believe that it has been 2 years already!!

It's hard to remember what life was like without Memphis, he is such a loveable, happy little boy. He keeps us laughing with his playful antics, always ready for a game or any sort of fun!! He loves to wrestle with his big yellow brother and it often sounds like the house is going to come down when they really get going. He prefers to sleep in, but once we get up for the day he is so happy to be out for his walks. On the day of the photo we were exploring the woods of Lincoln NH, all 3 boys had such a great day and were exhausted that night. Memphis has tried his "paw" at agility classes, scent classes and even a tricks class--what could be better for a typical Pittie Clown. Thank you Lucky Pup for bringing my sweet guy into our lives!!

~Jen, December 2011

Handsome Hutch!

Hutch - Adopted May 2008
"He is doing wonderfully, our family can't imagine life without him."