The Dog Shop Gets Lucky
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue encourages Georgetown residents to adopt
Every second Sunday of each month, The Dog Shop in Georgetown is hounded with visitors.
The narrow, two-level storefront, located at 1625 Wisconsin Ave., hosts the non-profit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue organization as they arrive with vans full of volunteers and puppies. Lots of puppies.
"Today is a larger event because we had a transport of dogs arrive from South Carolina yesterday," says the founder and executive director of Lucky Dog, Mirah Horowitz "I think we had somewhere in-between 50 and 60 total."
Most of the orphaned dogs braved the cold with colorful sweaters, blankets and continuous affection from the many people who showed up to Sunday's event. Some seriously considering adoption; some just couldn't resist the lovable faces.
The youngest of the rescued pups stayed warm on The Dog Shop's second floor, having only received 2 out of their 3 reqired vaccinations.
Pam Nalley, a Lucky Dog volunteer from South Carolina, drives to DC in her van every three weeks with the dogs she is able to rescue from the overflowing shelters in her county.
"I know I can't save them all, I'm a realist," she says "But the dogs here [at Lucky Dog] are safe, I can drive back in peace."
Lucky Dog does not have a shelter of its own. Rather, it relies primarily on foster homes until the dogs are permanently adopted--either from their weekly adoption events in various locations throughout DC, Virginia and Maryland, or from their website.
The next adoption day at The Dog Shop will be Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine's Day.