Parrot, we are all deeply saddened losing you, such a wonderful dog. We wish we could have done more for you during your short life. We will all miss your wags and kisses!

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Parrot's Story

In January, Parrot sat hopelessly in a Baltimore shelter on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized. The employees at the shelter had deemed Parrot a favorite and reached out to rescues to save him from his pending death.

His face and wiggles just said it all!

Parrot first owner discarded him like a piece of trash in the shelter with little chance of survival.

Lucky Dog saw his charm and sprang Parrot from the shelter to help him find a new loving life. He was placed with an experienced foster that worked with Parrot on his manners and training and received lots of love in return.

Parrot had wiggles, kisses and hugs for every person that met him. His favorite was snuggling up with his chin on his humans shoulder while sleeping. Well that.... and the belly rubs!


It started out as a nice, normal day for Parrot with a stroll down 18th street with his foster heading for an adoption event. Parrot was happily attending a Family oriented, Community Street Festival in Adams Morgan that day. Tragically, Parrot would meet his unforseen and unwarranted tragic death this day.

Who knew that dogs getting into a scruffle warranted instant death?

As we all know, it is difficult to convince people who fear "bully breeds" otherwise, but we know that Parrot will tell his own story in time... a story of being misunderstood, being the victim of the breed label, and one that will torture our hearts forever.

Parrot was a wonderful dog, just looking for a a life taken away by a single cruel action.
We at Lucky Dog Animal Rescue are greatly saddened by the sudden loss of Parrot who was shot by a DC police officer in Adams Morgan on September 12th. Eye witnesses on the scene feel that the police overreacted, causing the unneccessary loss of a wonderful dog. While this is a very sad time for all of us here at Lucky Dog, we are proud in the fact that our dedicated fosters and volunteers managed the situation in the best way possible, appreciate all of the support and well-wishes from the community and will continue to work to provide safe homes for dogs in Parrot's memory.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

From Micha... one of Parrot's event handlers

"Goofy. That's the first word that came to mind when I met Parrot. It
was the perfect word to sum him up. He had this goofy large head that
was out of proportion to his body. When I was with him, he always had
this huge goofy grin and I couldn't stop myself from pinching both of
his cheeks. That of course made his tail start wagging in his very own
goofy pattern. When he saw potential adopters that he must have wanted
to be his new family, he would throw himself down at their feet with
his tongue lolling out, wagging his tail like crazy, and would wiggle
to get their attention, and hopefully some tummy rubs as well. Despite
the exclamations of "Aw!" and "He's so cute!," no one ever picked
Parrot faced so much strife at the hands of humans in his too short
life but he never let it change him for the worse. He was, and will
always be that goofy and lovable dog that I remember from our times
together. Rest in peace, Parrot. Your soul will always have a home in
my heart and in the hearts of the Lucky Dog community."


  1. I never met you but I still loved you Parrot. RIP furbaby....*tears*
    'Parrots Law-STOP Breed Profiling'

  2. I sure wish I could have given you a good home Parrot. So very sorry that your sweet little life was not taken care of better. God created you for a purpose and I am sure during your short stay here you brought joy to some hearts. I never knew you but when I saw your picture and heard how loving and tender you were I feel in love with you, I hope to see you in heaven one day soon. May you receive the justice you deserve. RIP Sweet Parrot