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.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Please sign this Petition!!!

We've set up a petition to make it easy for people to let the police
department know how they feel:

Every time someone signs, an email will be sent on their behalf to the
police department, demanding justice for Parrot and steps to prevent future
tragedies like this one.


  1. shame D.C.P.D.; shame. if you're that afraid of an animal i hate to see you in a REAL altercation. poor dog deserved MUCH better than he got in life.

  2. As Police officers you are taught to serve and protect for the good of the people. There was not a single moment that justifies what you did to Parrot. Not only will the people who witnessed this be traumatized by this memory but you killed an innocent living breathing pet. You should be ashamed by the way your staff reacted that day and should never be allowed to carry a gun if this is how it will be treated. Imagine your kids pets and your own being treated this same way and being able to do nothing about it. You would be devastated.

  3. I found out about this through and I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to those who personally knew Parrot and who are now dealing with his unjustified death by an over aggressive cop, From all I've read and seen it seems very clear to me that there was absolutely no need to shot this dog, its such a sad story filled with "what ifs" what if one things happened differently then Parrot would still be alive today. Its extra sad too knowing Parrot was a rescue who was dumped by his original human, to me they're not owners since I can't see any companion animal as property, then suffered through life in a shelter and finally when things were starting to look up for Parrot this happened. The poor dear must've been wondering "what did I do wrong to deserve this" just before passing away, especially when fro mall accounts it was the other dog who attacked Parrot first and parrot was just defending himself. It s just so damn sad... I can only hope justice is done for Parrot even if it is too late for him now. I signed the petition, I encourage everyone to sign as well.