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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Still waiting for News...

As Parrot's death still reminds us of how we would all like things to change, we all are sitting and waiting to hear from those responsible for this injustice. There are investigations pending we have heard, but with the wait, we have realized, here at Lucky Dog, that doing good things in honor of Parrot have been helping all of us heal.

Just last weekend, Lucky Dog, other rescues such as Bully Paws and our dog trainer, Training by Julie, participated in Pit Bull Awareness Day. Your Dog's Best Friend doggy daycare center welcomed the troops of Lucky Dog, numerous volunteers, and a lot of wonderful Pits to play and Barbeque and just enjoy the day. There were educational fliers, stories of pits in our history (amazing stories and heroes!), memories of all the "bully" breeds that we have rescued and found loving home for, and lastly, reminders of all of Parrot's Pals. These dogs were saved with the donations given in honor of Parrot and Lucky Dog vows to help these dogs in need.

So while we wait for some sort of closure to the investigations, lets open this new chapter with the good that has come and the remember how we can help these dogs that are frowned upon by many. But those who know them, know that they have human personalities and all the love in the world to give!

1 comment:

  1. My human Granny will always post about your Sweet Pup Parrot! She thinks of him daily and try to think of ways to change things. Thanks for keeping his Spirit alive. Bless you!
    Licks and Wags, Ariel <3