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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The water baby...

"Parrot was a water baby! There are many pictures of him enjoying the kiddie pools at events over the summer, but he also enjoyed playing in the hose in my yard while we fostered him. Because of his allergies (and his fairly lengthy house training process) he needed frequent baths (usually several times a week.) Some dogs are a nightmare to bathe, but it was always the highlight of Parrot's day! Bathes combined two of Parrot's favorite things: getting his belly rubbed and water! He would just sit patiently, tail wagging, looking up lovingly as you lathered him up. After you rinsed him off, he didn't want to get out of the shower, but a gentle nudge and he would reluctantly head back into his crate and await his post bathing chewy treat. He was also a breeze to dry. One shake, and he was ready to go. Parrot was such a tolerant, go with the flow kinda guy." - Jessica, Parrot's first foster

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sad for you and for Parrot and for everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. We adopted a little fawn colored pit bull last year from a shelter here in PA. Like Parrot, she loves water, her bath times and often spills her water bowl on purpose. I can't imagine the grief I would feel if something so violent and senseless happened to our "little girl".

    I'm so sorry for your loss.