My name is Lucky!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Dayton, Maryland - Lucky
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The Last Resort - 21036

Facts about Lucky

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male


Meet Lucky!  Lucky is a super special boy and he was given a very appropriate name.  Lucky was just about to be put to sleep at a high kill shelter in GA and the Last Resort saved his life in the nick of time.  It’s a good thing because he has such a gentle spirit and is so sweet. His foster mom says: "if there is just one word I can use to describe Lucky, it's Loyal - Lucky just wants to follow me around all day and be included in activities and get some loving from time to time."    The vet said he believes Lucky is about 5 years old, but he could reasonably be anywhere between 5-7.  He is a 65 lb Shepherd mix.  We are hoping there will be a special soul out there that will want to bring Lucky into their home.   Sadly, we can tell he has been abused in the past.  He still cringes a bit with quick hand movements but he is improving.  Unfortunately, Lucky has developed seizures and is currently being treated with Penobarbital.  We have been able to get his medication adjusted to just where it needs to be and hopefully he will continue to have very few seizures.  It is not unusual for him to experience a seizure about once a month though.  He is on a mix of both phenobarbital and potassium bromide and seems to be doing well on this.  Lucky truly loves everyone and everything – he is great with other dogs and just loves being around them.  He is super with people also and has really come out of his shell, although he is still a very easy going dog.  He really just wants someone to be his companion and he is really very calm and pleasant to be around.  Lucky is very food motivated and knows to sit and beg for food.  If you watch his video you will see that he sits up like a statue to beg for treats.  It's really cute!  Lucky is a gentle soul without a mean bone in his body.  He does pretty well in his crate – he whines at first but then quiets down nicely.  Hopefully whoever adopts him will be around a good deal and won’t have to crate him.  Lucky stays out of his crate overnight and just lays right next to the bed on the floor.  Lucky very rarely has an accident in the home, however because of his medication, he does need to go out fairly frequently.  We would like for Lucky to be adopted by someone with a fenced in yard as he does occasionally enjoy a good roll in the grass on a nice sunny day.  Also - Lucky can not be left alone all day if someone works full time - it just won't work for him.  He loves a tennis ball and carrying around his stuffed bear.  He does very well on a leash also, although Lucky will have no interest in being a majorly active dog.  He just wants to cuddle on the couch with you! Lucky is neutered and current on vaccines.  Lucky is currently in foster care in GA and will be transported to MD or NJ for an approved adopter.  Please give him a chance.  He just wants someone to love him and make him a part of their family forever. 

Update 7/16/17 - We know that Lucky will require a special adopter, due to his seizure history.  However, we are just shocked that no one has come forward and adopted this awesome, gentle boy.  He's been is his foster home over 1 year now.  When is it going to be HIS chance to find his forever home?  He really deserves it. 

~~~~The Last Resort is a foster based rescue. Our dogs are in our foster homes all up and down the east coast. We do not have a facility in which you can visit. We find this a huge benefit because we learn our dogs and are able to educate our adopters on what it’s like to have them live in your home. Part of our process, once pre-approved, is to speak with the foster for the dog you’re interested in. If you’re still interested in adopting from our rescue the first step is to complete our adoption application online at

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About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue dogs from high kill shelters usually in the south because they euthanize via barbaric methods like gas chamber, electrocution, etc.

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Our adoption fee is $350 for dogs, $400 for puppies. We require an application, vet reference (if applicable), 3 personal references, a home visit and meet and greet.