We are so grateful for the support from our community, and we are committed to giving back whenever we can! #LuckyDogRefugeGivesBack
They say that to whom much is given, much will be expected. We have been given so many blessings that we want to pay it forward and do what we can to help others in need outside Lucky Dog Refuge. We've contributed to these wonderful causes, and we hope you'll join us in supporting them if you can.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Walk 50 miles with your dog in March
Follow the link HERE to join the Facebook group and follow the link in the Facebook group (or click HERE) to register and set up a fundraiser page.
Join thousands of others taking part in the March Dog Walking Challenge and walking 50 miles with their four-legged friends for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). The support and encouragement in this group will help you stay motivated and inspired to keep walking with your pup(s) throughout March, as well as build awareness and funds to fight suicide. Register for the challenge and earn a bandana for your pup to wear on walks when you start a fundraiser and receive your first donation of any amount.
Learn more about AFSP’s programs and find your local chapter at afsp.org.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children Mutt-i-grees® Program
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is a collaboration of North Shore Animal League America and Yale University. The program has two goals: enhancing children’s resilience and social and emotional competence and promoting awareness of the desirability of shelter pets, referred to as Mutt-i-grees. The program reaches children beginning at a young age and provides opportunities for them to learn to care about themselves, other people, and animals.
Lucky Dog Refuge has been invited to participate in the Mutt-i-grees story time at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, where Pre-K children listen to a story about dogs and then learn the safest way to approach and pet a friendly dog, to help the children build social-emotional skills and become caring, calm and confident citizens.
Senior Paw Project at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
Honoring the bond between caregivers and their pets, the Senior Paw Project provides critically needed pet food, veterinary care assistance and foster/respite care to senior pet owners struggling to keep or care for their animals.
Senior Paw Project Wishlist:
Senior Paw Project Wishlist:
- Ziplock Bags (Gallon Size) to repack for manageable quantities the seniors can lift and store
- Dry/ Wet Dog Food for mature/ senior dogs.
- Dry/ Wet Dog Food for healthy weight
- Most of the seniors feed their pets Blue, Purina, and Pedigree but are grateful for whatever they receive.
Toys for David's Treasure Chest at Stamford Hospital
Lucky Dog Refuge adopter Maria Kelley collects toys year round for the kids at Stamford Hospital. She understands first hand the impact these toys have, as her own daughter once spent months in the hospital as a young child when she was fighting a life threatening infection. With her own family healed and healthy, Maria wants to make sure other kids have access to toys while in the hospital like her daughter did.
The Kelley Family adopted Graham (pictured) from Lucky Dog Refuge in October 2021.
Candlewood Toys for Tots
Every December we collect toys for Candlewood Toys for Tots! Please bring or send new, unwrapped toys to the refuge so we can help make the holidays happy!
36 Pulaski St Stamford, CT 06902
Freccia Brothers Garage Collecting Toys for Greenwich Police Dept Toy Drive
Help our friends at Freccia Brothers Garage collect toys for kids in need. Last year they received over 200 donated toys, and this year the goal is 1,000! You can shop their Amazon Wishlist or ship or drop off toys at:
Freccia Brothers Garage
246 West Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830