Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado
Help Save Lives!
We are always looking for new foster homes. We can only save as many animals as we have foster homes. It is a truly rewarding experience to know you made a difference in an animal’s life. There is nothing better than watching a defeated, scared animal blossom into a happy, loving soul.
For more information, please call Rachel at
We are so grateful to all of our foster families, past and present.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Sue and John Schoeller
Heather Michel and Nicole Kasting
Nicole and Matthew Gold
Special thanks and much gratitude goes to:
Our volunteers who tirelessly help transport the dogs to us. They are out there in adverse driving conditions and traffic, but never fail to get the dogs one step closer to their forever home. They are invaluable to Lucky Day and we are forever grateful.
A special shout out to Gini Aasen for always going above and beyond to help us out!
To Traffic in Basalt for hosting a successful fundraiser. Customers purchased beautiful clothes and our animals received funds for much needed vet services – a win/win for all!
The Aspen Times and the Glenwood Post Independent for providing advertising that helps spread the word about our adoptable animals.
Blue Buffalo for feeding our dogs!
Dr. James Ziegler and the staff at Red Hill Animal Center.
Dr. John Kuck and the staff at Willits Vet Hospital who endlessly vet our animals and provide us with support.
Dr. Bisque Jackson, Dr Anne Cooley and the staff at the Aspen Animal Hospital who also endlessly vet our animals and provide us with support.
Diana Morales at The Little Tail for the wonderful grooms she gives our dogs. Diana keeps them looking their best!
Cindy Wallis, DVM – The Natural Vet for the wonderful acupuncture services and support for our 4 legged friends.
Dr. Scott Dolginow and the wonderful staff at Valley Emergency Pet Care
Marc Miller and
Honor the Dog training in Glenwood Springs. Marc has spent hours helping new Lucky Day dogs become well adjusted family members.
Please consider supporting these organizations who so generously give back to our community!
You may have found me on the street or left at someone’s door,
You may have found me all alone on some old dirty floor.
You may have found me cold and wet from being in the rain,
You may have found me old and sick from being in so much pain.
You may have found me tired and panting as I could walk no more,
You may have found me miles away and my paws were really sore.
You may have found me hours away from being put to sleep,
You may have found me grateful for the rescue, as in your arms I leaped.
You may have found me excited as you visited me at the shelter,
You may have found the walk you gave me peace from the helter skelter.
You may have found me a little sad as I knew you had to leave,
You may have found me knowing that in me you did believe.
You may have found me happy when on the internet I would be placed,
You may have found me surprised to see an actual picture of my face.
You may have found me perky, as in my heart there was a song,
You may have found me with foster parents and a feeling that I belonged.
But today you find me thankful because I no longer feel alone,
For today I was adopted, now I have a place that I call “home”.
Tidbits and Lucky Day News
Did you know?
Almost 3 million cats and dogs are estimated to be killed in U.S. shelters each year, according to Animal People News
A fertile dog can produce an average of two litters in one year.
The average number of puppies in a canine litter is six to ten.
Up to 508 puppies can be born from one unspayed female dog and her offspring in seven years.
The US ratio of dogs to humans is about one to four.
56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter shelters are euthanized. – National Council of Pet Population Study, Shelter Statistics Survey – 1996
Approximately 30% of animals in U.S. shelters are purebred – Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 213
Intact (unneutered) male dogs represent 80% of the dogs presented to veterinary behaviorists for cases of dominance aggression.
Intact males are involved in 75% of reported dog bite incidents.
Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.
Sterilizing a cat/dog reduces their urge to roam and decreases the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years.
How To Plan
For The Possibility That Your Pets
Might Outlive You
Thousands of companion animals are surrendered to US shelters each year simply because their humans passed away or became ill and had never made plans for the continued care of their pets.
In the below video, Amy Shever, of 2nd Chance 4 Pets, outlines what options are available
to ensure “lifetime care” for pets and
how you can plan
for the continued care of your pets.
Please click here
to visit the site.
We, at Lucky Day, understand that situations change in life. This serves as a friendly reminder that if you are ever unable to keep a Lucky Day Dog for whatever reason in the future (even 5+ years from now) we want and require that the dog comes back to us per the signed contract. This allows us to place the dog again by doing a home check and reference checks, etc. to ensure that the dog gets placed in another good home.
Dear Friends, Supporters & Animal Lovers:
Wow! What a busy few months we have had! .
We are most excited to report that our new Colorado Spay and Neuter Program is up and running in the San Luis Valley (Alamosa area) and the Arkansas Valley area (Rocky Ford and La Junta). These are some of the lowest-income regions in Colorado and desperately need help getting their unwanted animal population under control. The best way to reduce the number of unwanted, stray and homeless animals is by implementing spay and neuter programs, and we are proud to be able to help these areas in Colorado.
We are also pleased to announce our partnership with Colorado Animal Rescue for the launch of our Children’s Education Program. In July, a group of our volunteers and their rescue animals visited summer school kids at Glenwood Elementary and Crystal River Elementary to talk about the proper care of companion animals. We hope to be able to influence a generation of kids to be responsible animal owners and advocates in their adult lives. We will continue to expand this program in collaboration with CARE in Glenwood Springs.
We are always looking for funding for these programs so please consider a donation to these new and exciting programs.
Finally, September 12th is the date for our ever- popular Dog Splash at the Aspen Recreation Center. In October, we will hold our first ever Crossfit for K9’s event. Details for both are below.
Please consider joining our Facebook page as that is where we first post available dogs as well as up-to-the-minute Lucky Day news.
As always, we can not do what we do without the continuous support from our fosters, volunteers, transporters and donors. We are so incredibly grateful to all of you!
Hope to see you all at one of our upcoming events!
Woofs and Wags,
and the Board of Lucky Day Animal Rescue
SAVE THE DATE
September 12, 2015
10am – 2pm at the
Aspen Recreation Center
Please join us for fun in the pool and out,
and meet some new friends – all while supporting Lucky Day Animal Rescue! We will have food, drinks, an Ask The Vet booth, baby pools for the little dogs, cool vendors and a fabulous silent auction!
$10 for the first dog, $5 for each additional dog. Must be current on rabies vaccinations and friendly with other dogs.
All dogs must be spayed and neutered!
Don’t have a dog? Come anyway, bid on wonderful silent auction items and watch the fun!
CrossFit for K9’s at Roaring Fork CrossFit
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Come join us for a friendly CrossFit competition or WOD to benefit our four-legged friends! We will have a category for everyone, from never-evers to seasoned CrossFitters…even kids. Or just come to check out what CrossFit is all about and enjoy the festivities while supporting a great cause. Please join Roaring Fork CrossFit and Lucky Day for a fun day in Basalt. Details are still in the works so stay tuned…..
Chester – Active, smart Schnauzer/Terrier/Border Collie Mix
Quinn – 4 year old fabulous American Staffordshire Terrier Mix- Breed Ambassador!
Clyde – Goofy, smart, friendly 3 yr old Mastiff Mix. Loves everyone.
Bonnie – Playful, fun 11 mo old Border Terrier mix who just wants to be loved!
Doogie – Loving, friendly, 12 year older gentleman Rat Terrier Mix
Cinnamon – Beautiful 4 year Great Pyrenees Mix
Cooper – Active, friendly 2 year Austrailan Shepherd/German Shepherd Mix
Rosie – Smart, fun 4 year Cattle Dog/Pointer Mix
Kimmy – Sweet Beagle Mix
Max – 12 year old Lab who was abandoned
For information on any of these dogs or cats, please visit our website and fill out an application at www.luckydayrescue.org
Ways to Support Us:
Please consider supporting us with a donation online at www.luckydayrescue.org or by sending a check to Lucky Day Animal Rescue at P.O. Box 8856, Aspen, CO 81612. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.
Please consider helping Lucky Day by shopping online through iGive. Go to www.igive.com and choose Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado as your charitable organization. Once you download the iGive button, the iGive icon will automatically pop up any time you shop with a participating merchant. A portion of your purchase will automatically go to Lucky Day – it’s that easy!
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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat
The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. We can help you keep your pets safe and cool this summer. Follow our tips for helping everyone in your family stay healthy and comfortable when the heat is on (and even if the power isn’t).
Never leave your pets in a parked car! Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die.
Watch the humidity
“It’s important to remember that it’s not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet,” says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. “Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly.” Taking a dog’s temperature will quickly tell you if there is a serious problem. Dogs’ temperatures should not be allowed to get over 104 degrees.
Limit exercise on hot days
Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.
Don’t rely on a fan
Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) And fans don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people.
Provide ample shade and water
Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.
Cool your pet inside and out
Whip up a batch of quick and easy DIY peanut butter popsicles for dogs. (You can use peanut butter or another favorite food.) And always provide water, whether your pets are inside or out with you. Keep your pet from overheating indoors or out with a cooling body wrap, vest, or mat (such as the Keep Cool Mat). Soak these products in cool water, and they’ll stay cool (but usually dry) for up to three days. If your dog doesn’t find baths stressful, see if she enjoys a cooling soak.
Watch for signs of heatstroke
Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.
Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. Some breeds of dogs—like boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat.
How to treat a pet suffering from heatstroke
Move your pet into the shade or an air-conditioned area. Apply ice packs or cold towels to her head, neck, and chest or run cool (not cold) water over her. Let her drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. Take her directly to a veterinarian.
Prepare for power outages
Before a summer storm takes out the power in your home, create a disaster plan to keep your pets safe from heat stroke and other temperature-related trouble.
What to Do If You See a
Pet in a Parked Car
It takes only minutes to save a life!
Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death.
How to help a pet left in a hot car:
· Take down the car’s make, model and license-plate number.
· If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or security guards and ask them to make an announcement to find the car’s owner.
· If the owner can’t be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive.
Get informed: Learn your town’s laws about leaving pets in hot cars.
Be ready to call for help: Gather essential telephone numbers and have them on hand. You’ll want to have your local animal control agency’s number and the police department’s non-emergency number so you can quickly report the situation. Keep these numbers in your purse, your car’s glove compartment or programmed into your phone.
Get involved: Ask local store managers, shopping malls, restaurants and other businesses to post signs asking customers not to leave their pets in their cars while shopping or dining.
Speak up: If your town doesn’t have a law prohibiting leaving pets in parked cars, contact your local representatives or attend a town hall meeting to start lobbying for one.
Cool outside doesn’t mean cool in the car! It doesn’t have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts:
· When it’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour.
· When it’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes.
· Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.
Do you know 67,000 people willing to adopt a dog? Or 11,606,077 willing to adopt a cat?
SPAY and NEUTER!
Be a Foster Family!
I just love fostering dogs from Lucky Day.
It is wonderful to see these dogs come from a not
so good situation and be placed into a home
where they get love, attention and socialization.
This helps transform them into a loving dog who
is ready for a new forever home. And in your own
small way you feel so good helping one more dog
find one more home. Every little bit helps and if
you can open your home to one of these guys,
you will also be leading them towards a better life.
We are always in desperate need of foster homes – please consider saving a life! Please call 970-618-3662 if you can help us save lives!
Lucky Day Mission Statement:
In order to create a society in which abandonment, homelessness and euthanasia of dogs does not exist, Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado serves the public as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned animals in Colorado and surrounding areas. We rescue, rehabilitate and find forever homes for animals at risk, regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed that is within our means, in conjunction with providing educational and spay/neuter services to the community.