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 15, 2010

Parrot smiling pretty and hour before he was shot.

Parrot was greeting and strutting his stuff to all the tables of politicians an hour before his death. Looks like he met Fenty supporters.


  1. Hope he finds plenty of Friends to play with at the Rainbow Bridge...RIP Parrot...You are a Beautiful Boy...! ♥

  2. I think a question that needs to be answered is; Why when the owner had Parrot under control,did this cowboy cop feel then need to grab him and throw him to the ground, then throw Parrot down a stairwell??? Even if Parrot had then retaliated, who could have blamed him? Even Judges in a Dogshow will not fault a dog for being aggressive with another dog. This was completely uncalled for, just another gun happy cowboy cop in action. Irresponsible owner who allowed her dog to run up to a strange dog, who she admitedly stated "she could tell was aggressive" ;-(. Irresponsible gun slinging cowboy cop trying to make a name for himself, well he has and it is not nice. This cop needs to be fired before he kills some child who has gotten into a fight with another child and this idiot may not like his race. Disgusting, this poor dog paid the ultimate price for stupidity of someone sworn to "protect not harm".
    Terry Robertson

  3. A scuffle? The other dog has broken bones.

  4. Parrot was so small... he practically looks like a baby. I dont see how anyone could ever shoot a dog like him... I heard the poodle or whatever instigated the fight to begin with. Poor Parrot. I hope that cop loses his job.