Renowned Photographer Sophie Gamand photographs Halo and partners with Lucky Dog to raise fund for other Lucky Dogs in need!
Sophie Gamand photographed Halo in May in her Brooklyn studio in May 2021, just before she moved across the country to Los Angeles. Her “crowned” portrait was revealed on July 8, 2021 to incredible feedback and exposure. But that was not all, when Sophie heard that Lucky Dog had another pittie, Banana, in need of leg surgery, she hosted a print fundraiser & GoFundMe to help, raising over $7,000. Thank you, Sophie, for being such a wonderful supporter!
Halo’s portrait is also featured in Sophie’s 2022 Pit Bull Flower Power calendar. Get yours today!
This year was a success with Bankwell’s Pet Adoption Project! Thank you to everyone who donated their spare change to change a life. Because of you, Bankwell was able to distribute all of the proceeds among its rescue partners, including Lucky Dog Refuge. Thank you to all that have participated, liked, shared, adopted and supported Bankwell’s Pet Adoption Project!
Portraits of the featured Lucky Dogs were taken by local photographer Michael Bagley.
This spring and summer, our adoptable dog Zero was featured on a billboard on
the I95 Exit 26 Southbound
Lucky Dog Elle on the Cover of the Fall Issue of Connecticut Dog Magazine
Blog Post by Hilary Topper: Over Thanksgiving weekend, my daughter and her husband asked if I would drive them to Connecticut to pick up their new dog. I had mixed feelings about them getting a rescue dog. My sister had a rescue and the dog didn’t like anyone. He bit everyone he came in contact with except her. So, I was skeptical.
When we arrived at Lucky Dog Refuge, we met all the dogs. They were all wonderful. Daisy was particularly wonderful. I could not believe how mellow she was. She came right with us as if she knew it was meant to be.
My daughter told me that Daisy was originally from Mississippi. I wanted to learn more about how she came to the shelter and where she came from. I reached out to Lucky Dog and here was my interaction with them:
Can you tell me the back story of Daisy?
Daisy (formerly Emjay) was brought to our attention by one of our primary fosters in Mississippi, Stacey. Stacey was contacted by a woman whose tenant had passed away unexpectedly. He had no family and it was three days before he and Daisy were found. Needless to say, Daisy was very hungry but thankfully otherwise was fine. Her owner had taken very good care of her, including regular vetting, and was said to have loved her dearly. He lived in a wheelchair and was hoping to train Daisy to be a service animal; he had already taught her some basic training skills before he passed.
We committed to taking Daisy as a Lucky Dog and Stacey took her into her home to foster; we got her a full physical and medical checkup, then brought her North to Lucky Dog Refuge as soon as we could. Read More
Lucky Dog Refuge wins the “Champions Round” of Charity of the Month in January 2022, hosted by Fairfield County Bank!