Dog Walk Fundraiser

by Publisher on April 24, 2014 · 0 comments

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Sunday April 27th at 12 noon.

Prince William County Dogs, a community support group who raised money to build the K9 Gunner Memorial dog park in Lake Ridge, is partnering with the Prince William Parks & Recreation Department and the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition for a Dog Walk fundraiser scheduled for April 27 at 12:00 noon in Lake Ridge Park.

People wishing to participate can pre-register at and go to Upcoming Events.

Pre-registration begins at 11:30 a.m.  The fee for the walk is $5.00 per dog.

The walk is approximately 2.75 miles and will start and end in Lake Ridge Park.  The route includes both natural surface trails along the Occoquan Reservoir and sidewalks along Lake Ridge streets.  Refreshments for dogs and their human companions will be available.

For more information or volunteer at the walk, please contact Cindy at


“Return to Sender”

by Ginny Pospisil

OK true story…not sure who it is more embarrassing for though…my family are responsible dog owners. We clean up after our pets, but some people carelessly let their dogs roam the neighborhood. The neighbor’s dog came in our yard and did his business as my grandmother was sitting on the porch. After he finished doing the ‘doo’, grandma got a shovel, scooped it up, walked over to the neighbor’s house and knocked on the door. When the man answered the door, grandma said, “I have something here that I that belongs to you.” With that said, she dropped it on the ‘Welcome’ mat and strolled calmly back home!


Earth Day 2014

by Publisher on April 22, 2014 · 0 comments

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Happy Earth Day!



by Publisher on April 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in Rescue Monday


Name: Bonnie

Coloring: White, Grey, Peach–Dilute/Pastel Calico

Type of Hair: Soft long hair

Approximate Age: ~3 years old as of December 2013

Approximate Weight: 6-7 pounds; Bonnie is very petite!

Declawed: No

Currently Living at: VA Foster Home

Bonnie has been waiting for almost 2 years to find a loving forever home! If you are looking for a cat who will be your one and only, please consider Bonnie!  She would love to be your special life-long companion!

Bonnie is a quirky little cat full of personality! Bonnie is a lovely long-haired lady who is quick to hop up in your lap while you are watching TV.  She likes to be petted and talked to.  Bon-Bon also loves to eat–and will let you know with her funny little chirpy meow that she is hungry NOW!

Bonnie especially enjoys watching the birds and sitting in the sun by the window.  She will play on her own–often tossing her toy mouse or ball up into the air and then chasing after it!  She will occasionally chase after the laser pointer too.

Bonnie is a very human-oriented cat.  She tolerates dogs and mostly ignores the other cats in her foster home.  She is definitely low on the cat totem pole (i.e. not very assertive/alpha)–so would be best adopted on her own or with another very mellow cat.  She is easily scared when another cat chases her (even if it is done in a playful way).

Bonnie is also happy with children. However, she does sometimes very gently give lovebites.  In addition to that, she perfers to play on her own–so she is really an ideal cat for an adult/older teenaged family.

She came to LDAR in Feb of 2012 from a high-kill shelter in North Carolina, where she had spent several months waiting.  When she arrived, Bonnie had a lot of trouble and was scared to death of people and her surroundings.  We aren’t sure of her history, but she obviously had not been taken care of before she ended up in the shelter!  After many long months, Bonnie turned the corner and learned that people were kinda cool.  She can still be jumpy at times, but overall, Bonnie has turned into quite a wonderful cat!

Bonnie has long hair and will need to be brushed a lot, or she will get hairballs and mats in her fur. She is getting used to brushing and lets you cut her mats when she gets them.

Like most cats, Bonnie may need 1-2 weeks in a small, contained area to help her adjust to a new environment. She is litterbox trained.

The adoption fee for this cat is $100, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations and spay/neuter. Bonnie tested negative for FIV/FeLV. If you are interested in adopting, please download our Adoption Questionnaire and e-mail it to Erica!

Thank you for your interest in Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and for helping to save a life! Please visit us online at


Patriotic Treats

by Publisher on April 19, 2014 · 0 comments

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DIY Frozen Star TreatsDIY-Frozen-Star-Dog-Treats-Final_thumb

Tools You Need

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 8 Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries

Time Required

  • 15 minutes + Freeze Time


Click HERE for more recipes and information



Easter Bunnies

by Publisher on April 18, 2014 · 0 comments

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In Northern Virginia, every year bunnies are purchased for Easter gifts! Marketed by the pet industry, baby bunnies are promoted as basket stuffers for Easter morning, as cute,
soft, gentle pets for kids to play with. Inevitably the novelty wears off and the reality of long-term pet care sets in. Before buying a bunny click HERE to consider the important facts.


Save a life and don’t buy an Easter bunny. If a person must have a rabbit, rescue an altered rabbit from a local animal shelter or from a rabbit rescue group. A listing of available rabbits nearby is found at


NOVADog Magazine

by Publisher on April 16, 2014 · 0 comments

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The Spring issue of NOVADog Magazine is out and you can read it HERE.

The issue has some great stories on wine tasting in Northern Virginia with your dogs, supporting local pet-food pantries, introducing cats to your dogs, hiking Great Falls Park, and much more!



Go Green

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by Publisher on April 15, 2014 · 0 comments

in Green Tuesday

The fantastic four list of green cleaning ingredients (baking soda, vinegar, salt and lemon juice) is great in a variety of cleaning situations. But since these ingredients are nontoxic and safe to use around animals, they make special sense in households with pets.From cleaning pet litter to bath time, check out these green pet cleaning tips to naturally sanitize your pet pad. Go to


Feel-Good Friday

by Publisher on April 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Fun Friday

Best friends come in all shapes and sizes… heart warming :)


Fashion for Paws

by Publisher on April 10, 2014 · 0 comments

in In the News Thursday

The Washington Humane Society‘s Fashion for Paws event is April 12 — and the models are actually major fundraisers for DC’s animals.

April 12, 2014 | 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 
VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW | Washington, DC 20008


Ticket sales will close at noon Friday, April 11.

Buy tickets and learn more about this luxury event here