Community Outreach 2015
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.
On 1/17/15 LRR made a donation to Doorways Safehaven Kennel that offers safe shelter for women and their animals fleeing violence.
You can read more about the program.
On 1/20/15 LRR made a donation to Warrior Canine Connection to support their programs. WCC was created in 2011 to expand the availability of service dog training as a therapeutic intervention for Combat Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our program provides these Service Members and Veterans the opportunity to re-engage in a critical military support mission while receiving treatment for their psychological wounds. Based on the time honored tradition of Warriors helping Warriors, that mission is to train service dogs for their physically disabled comrades. In preparing our purpose bred Golden and Labrador Retrievers to provide years of mobility and social support to Veterans with disabilities, our Warrior trainers are addressing their symptoms of PTS and TBI, better re-integrating into their communities, and strengthening their family relationships. read more about the program.
On 1/22/15 LRR purchased 22 “thinking toys” for the DC Animal Shelter. The toys will be enjoyed by those dogs at the shelter before they are adopted.
On February 20th, LRR made a donation of 20 bags of dog food to the Loudoun County Pet Pantry to support their clients. The mission of the Pet Pantry is to help keep pets in loving homes by providing food supplies for families in need. read more about the program.
On Feburary 23, LRR made a donation of nearly 200lbs of dog food to the Fairfax Animeals Pet Pantry. The pet pantry offers pet food and related pet care items to residents of Fairfax County, and the surrounding area, who may require assistance during these difficult economic times. read more about the program.
LRR made a donation of numerous boxes of kleenex for the Baltimore Humane Society Bereavement Program. The Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park holds a monthly bereavement group to help you cope with the loss or extreme illness of a pet. Anyone whose pet has passed away, been lost, sick, or dying is welcome to join the group at any time. Members take comfort in sharing with others going through the same difficult experience. read more about the program
LRR made a donation of numerous boxes of kleenex for the Montgomery County Humane Society Bereavement Program. The Montgomery Co. Humane Society Pet Bereavement Seminars are held the afternoon of the first Saturday of every month to allow those grieving to meet with others who are experiencing the same sense of loss.read more about the program
LRR made a donation of 17 bags of pet food for the Pet Link food bank in Anne Arundale county.
May 4, 2015, LRR donated a Staples Gift Card to Baby Ready Pets.. Baby Ready Pets offers preparation and assistance to help expectant families prepare their home and their pets for the arrival of the new baby and to make sure that it is a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for all. read more about the program
On June 29th, LRR purchased 10 heavy duty stainless steel bowls with rubber bottoms and 15 bottles of dawn for the PG County animal shelter.
LRR supported a LOL member with the annual reimbursement available to all LOL Members.
LRR made a donation of a variety of collars and leashes and 10 hard Busy Bones to the DC Humane Society to enable the shelter to outfit their dogs with collars and leashes.
LRR made a donation of over 30 bags of training treats for the WARL Prison Dog Training Program. Through a unique partnership with Patuxent Institution in Jessup, MD, WARL Behavior & Training staff are working with carefully selected inmates to teach shelter dogs basic obedience skills. This win-win program gives inmates an opportunity to have a positive impact the reaches beyond prison bars by providing foster care and basic obedience instruction to homeless dogs, thus making them more adoptable. It also enhances the inmates’ social and vocational skills…skills they can put to use upon release. read more about the program
LRR placed our lovable black lab Buck, an adoptable playmate, as a service dog with Mutts with a Mission. Mutts with a Mission is a non-profit organization that trains veterans and Wounded Warriors only and their dogs as Service Dog teams in order to return their independence they sacrificed serving our country. Buck headed off to training and the reports are he is a super star! read more about the program
LRR made a donation of busy buddy toys and plush toys for the dogs being supported by the Mid-Atlantic Dogs on Deployment organization. Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments.read more about the program
LRR also placed Hector our wonderful lab mix as a service dog with Mutts with a Mission to train to be a companion service dog.
LRR made a donation of grooming items, namely shedding brushes, dental supplies, nail trimmers and ear wipes to US War Dogs. read more about the program