Community Outreach 2011
Did you know that LRR does more than rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for unwanted dogs? On this page you can find out more about just some of the things LRR is doing to help dogs throughout our community.
Two labs adopted from LRR will visit nursing homes in the Northern Virginia area during the year, through the Pets on Wheels program.
A lab adopted from LRR will make blood donations at the Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank in Anne Arundel County, MD throughout the year.
LRR helped match the family of an Autistic young man with a LRR lab as a companion and provided support during the adjustment period of incorporating the dog into the son’s routine.
On January 15, 2011, LRR donated canned food and treats to the Spotsylvania, VA Animal shelter.
On February 2, 2011, LRR provided financial assistance to a Severna Park, MD family for emergency surgery to relieve pressure in the eye of their LRR lab who is afflicted with glaucoma.
On February 12, 2011, LRR donated dog food to the pet food pantry at the Loudoun County shelter in Virginia.
On February 24, 2011, LRR donated food to Food Link, Inc. in Annapolis, MD.
On February 25, 2011, LRR donated digital camera equipment and printing supplies to the Dog Tags Program run by the Washington, DC Humane Society. The equipment will help document and personalize the experience for the injured veterans who participate in the Dog Tags program, training shelter dogs.
On February 25, 2011, LRR donated a PetSmart gift card to PETS-Washington, DC, Inc. (PETS-DC), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with HIV/AIDS and their companion animals.
On March 1, 2011, LRR sent packages containing a supply of Frontline flea and tick prevention and edible treats to 50 labs belonging to LRR’s Loyal Order of Labradors.
On March 16, 2011, LRR donated a PetSmart gift cart to the Baltimore Child Abuse Center to purchase toys and treats for the therapy dogs who visit the center to help children through emotionally difficult situations.
On March 16, 2011, LRR donated three (3) Kuranda dog beds to the Armed Forces serving in the Middle East.
On March 16, 2011, LRR donated a Staples gift card to purchase supplies in support of the Paws 4 Prisons program, based out of Loudoun County, Virginia, which trains prison inmates to train assistance dogs and shelter/rescue dogs for direct placement with service groups or for adoption in the community.
On April 5, 2011, LRR donated “lab-endorsed” toys from Tuffies and West Paw to the Baltimore, MD Pets on Wheels program for use in their silent auction, part of their annual Dog-a-thon fundraising event. Proceeds from the Dog-a-thon fund the program throughout the year, allowing volunteers and their pets to provide friendly visits to those requiring the support of an institutional setting.
On April 18 2011, LRR made a donation to the Prince William County, Virginia KIND program offered by the SPCA. Donations provide subscriptions for county classrooms to the KIND (Kids in Nature’s Defense) News, which encourages good character with an emphasis on kindness to animals and environmental responsibility.
On June 3, 2011, LRR donated a Target gift card to the Caroline County Humane Society in Ridgely, MD, to purchase supplies in support of shelter activities.
On June 4, 2011, LRR donated a PetSmart gift card to the Loudoun County (Virginia) CARE program, which provides temporary in-home assistance to people who cannot physically care for their pets due to circumstances such as illness or injury.
On June 11, 2011, LRR made a monetary donation to Bark for Life Cancer Walk sponsored by the American Cancer society. LRR had a team walk appropriately named “Labs for Life”. Bark for Life is a full American Cancer Society fundraising event that honored the caregiving qualities of our canine “Best Friends.” It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. The event gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
On June 27, 2011, LRR donated a cooling vest and a cooling pack to Military Working Dogs who are in extreme heat conditions.
On August 16, 2011 LRR sent collars to Caroline County Shelter in Maryland to ensure dogs leaving the shelter have a collar.
On August 18, 2011 LRR donated a gift card to Walmart to Harford County Humane Society to support their Safe Haven program. The Safe Haven program provides families who are escaping a domestic abuse situation a safe place to bring their pets to get temporary foster care for their pet while they find a new safe place to live.
On August 20, 2011 LRR donated a gift card to Walmart to Karma Dogs. Karma Dogs was created as a way to give back to the community through the wet noses of therapy dogs. The Karma Dogs OK program was established after the senseless death of Phoenix, a pit bull puppy who was tortured by young men in Baltimore. By giving children something to be proud of, to be a part of, they will think twice before participating in violence towards any living thing. The Karma Dogs Oath of Kindness is intended to make children stop and actually think about how important it is to be kind to all animals.
On August 24, 2011, PG county Animal Shelter requested can openers for their vet techs. LRR sent a donation of numerous can openers to the shelter to facilitate care for the animals.
On August 24, 2011 LRR made a donation to a past adopter for emergency vet care of for their lab.
On October 1, 2011 LRR donated toys a batch of durable toys to PG County Shelter in Maryland for the shelter dogs.
On October 1, 2011 LRR held a Free Shot clinic during the LRR Annual Alumni Picnic.
On October 27, 2011 LRR donated numerous Premier toys and treats to the DC Animal Shelter to keep the dogs busy and stimulated during their stay at the shelter.
December 8, 2011 LRR made a donation to The Pet Loss Comfort Line which connects people who are grieving over the loss of their pet to a helpful counselor.
December 8, 2011 LRR made a donation to Animal Advocates of Howard County, Maryland, which has a Humane Education program to teach dog safety topics to kids in schools, boy & girl scout troops and other kid organizations.
December 8, 2011 LRR made a donation to Service Dogs of VA to purchase “take home kits” to support service dogs for children in the Northern Virginia area.
December 20, 2011 LRR donated medication to an LRR alumin lab with an autoimmune disorder.