A Rotta Love: Meet Reddick and Lola

Reddick and Lola are a loving and friendly canine couple who have been together most of their lives. They’re friendly with children and dogs, and turn heads wherever they go. Lola is a svelte 90 pounds, and Reddick is a little over 100 pounds.  Both are Rottweilers, and show off the best of the breed with their sweet nature and loyalty.  They lived a great home, but unfortunately their owners moved into a place that wouldn’t allow them to come, so through no fault of their own, they are now looking for a nice home to spend their golden years in. Want to meet this fab couple? We’ll introduce you.

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Reddick

Meet Reddick:
Reddick is a show-stopper and a crowd pleaser with his big blockhead and his lumbering gait. It’s impossible not to give him a second glance and when you do, you see a squishy sweetheart who might want to sit on your foot and lean on your leg for a bit. This big boy is very well-behaved and takes direction easily. He was lovingly raised in a family with children and dogs and comes with crate training, house training, leash training and basic commands in addition to his good looks. He is looking for a new home because his family had to move to a rental and he wasn’t allowed to join them.  In the next chapter of his life, he would really enjoy a fenced yard (he’s a fan of the great outdoors) and a human who has some big dog experience.

Reddick is 8 years old, and weighs approximately 105 pounds. At adoption events he makes many friends, and didn’t appear fazed by the cats at the event either. He’s lived the majority of his life with Lola, who joined him when she was a puppy. Lola is a bit smaller, coming it at 90 pounds and is 6 years old.

Lola

Lola

Lola is a loving, attentive, social and very well-behaved girl who is looking for lots of love in Part II of her life. She was lovingly raised with children and other dogs and lost her home due to a family move, no fault of her own. Now she is looking for a stable home where she will again be a beloved family member. Lola is housetrained, crate trained and good with dogs and kids. She is also good on the leash and knows basic commands.

Both dogs are fully vetted and fixed as are all animals up for adoption with LDCRF.

These two lunkhead lovebugs would really like a home, and would be overjoyed if that home could be for both of them. If you can’t adopt, consider sharing this post on your Facebook page to help them find a home!

Interested in meeting Reddick and Lola? E-Mail dogs@lostdogrescue.org

ASPCA Challenge Wrap Up!

Way back in January, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation mad an important announcement. We were incredibly proud to be one of the 50 organizations chosen to participate in the ASPCA/ Rachel Ray $100k Challenge and we couldn’t wait to get started.

 In March we asked you to come to a “Party with a Purpose” and so many of you not only showed up, but you also stepped up. We told you it was gong to be a long, hardworking summer and we asked for your help to adopt out more animals than ever before. 

 And help you did! You- the amazing volunteers of LDCRF- sewed adoption vests, took photos, entered endless amounts of data, fostered more dogs, cats puppies and kittens than ever before in our history and showed up whenever we said, “We need you.”

  Together we walked our adoptable dogs all over Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Rockville and Annapolis. We did extra adoption events, tried out special promotions and worked harder than ever to put homeless animals into the arms of loving adopters.

 Anyway you look at it, it was a raging success.

 The contest came to an end on August 31 and it will be a couple of weeks before the official numbers are tallied for final contest re EOY 2012 sults, but we already know that our performance was amazing. At the end of June, we were the #8 group in the nation and second in our division. In July, in spite of being up against a difficult month, we finished 3rd in our division and maintained momentum into August, which was a fabulous month.

 Most impressive is that we achieved all of this solely through the power of committed volunteers. We don’t know of any other agency in the contest, much less one performing at our level, that is volunteer run. The task we set out to achieve was Herculean, but of course you rose to the occasion and we adopted out more animals this summer than ever before.

 When we started this contest, we said to ourselves, “It’s a really long shot, but it is going to make us a better organization.” And it has. We have new foster families and so many volunteers have taken on more responsibility. We have learned that we can take an adoption event just about anywhere as long as we have a plastic box of supplies, some dogs in a van and a few good people.  We have refined processes, tightened our data collection and come up with creative ways to get dogs and cats into homes sooner.

 In short, we are better. And because we are better, we are saving more lives.  We win and the animals win, thanks 100% to you.

 See photos of the hundreds of animals who found homes this summer thanks to you, on our Facebook page.