Community Outreach 2012
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.
January 14, 2012, LRR donated dog food to Humane Society of Fairfax County, Inc., Animeals which has the mission to keep pets and familiies together in these difficult times.
January 27, LRR made a donation of dog food and a little cat food too to support those families in the Annapolis area trying to keep their pets with their families even in their difficult financial needs. LRR made the donation thru Food Link..
LRR sent all of the Loyal Order Labrador alumni a care package of goodies to celebrate 2012.
On February 1, 2012, LRR donated 25 bags of dog food to the Loudoun County Pet Pantry. The Pet Pantry allows families who are picking up food, clothes, and toys at the Holiday Coalition Store to also receive food and treats for their pets.
On February 2, LRR donated 4 Kuranda beds to the PG County Animal Shelter to ensure the comfort of the animals at the shelter prior to adoption or rescue.
February 7, LRR donated 25 thinking toys from Premier Pet for the entertainment and enjoyment of the dogs at the Caroline County Humane Society.
February 10, 2010, 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.
On March 1, 2011, LRR sent packages containing a supply of Frontline flea and tick prevention and lighted color covers to 50 labs belonging to LRR’s Loyal Order of Labradors.
On April 10, 2012, LRR donated “lab-endorsed” toys from Tuffies 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 May 8, 2012, 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 May 8, 2012, 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 May 10, 2012, 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 15, 2012, LRR made a donation of 45 bags of training treats for the Dogs Tag Program in DC. The Dogs Tag Program brings together wounded warriors who are recovering with homeless dogs at the Washington Humane Society. In the process of gaining skills for themselves, the soldiers provide the homeless animals with training, socialization, and love which increases their adoption rate and retention in their new homes. This program gives WHS an opportunity to give back to the injured men and women of the Armed Forces while creating healing relationships that benefit both humans and animals.
On July 17, 2012, LRR donated a Petco gift card 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 July 17, 2012, LRR donated a Petco gift card to The Hospice of Charles County Maryland who participating in a program known at Pet Peace of Mind which cares for the pets of dying patients currently in hospice care. They are the only hospice in the state of Maryland participating in this program. As patients become too ill to care for their pets, we assist with veterinary care, grooming, food, dog walking, boarding, and also finding new permanent homes for them.
On September 4, 2012, LRR made a donation of craft supplies to the PG County Pet Loss Grief Workshop. The supplies were used to make scrapbook page memories of the pets who had passed away.
In October, LRR financially supported a past adopter whose lab needed major surgery to remove a cancerous mass. The labbies prognosis was very good once the mass was removed.
In November, LRR made a donation towards the vet bill for a labbie who had gotten into something and required emergency care. The wife of the family was out of work and needed a little extra support.
On December 6th, 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 December 6th, 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.
On December 8th, LRR made a financial donation 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 December 20th, 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.