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Lucky Mutts Rescue, Inc. (LMR) is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer dog rescue organization serving the Wisconsin and Illinois areas. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason, primarily focusing on dogs in high kill public shelters where they are at great risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process, which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their FURever homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority. Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.


Are you interested in providing a FURever home for one of the LMR dogs? If so, please fill out an application. We do not place our dogs on a first-come, first-serve basis, but rather place them in the home that is the best fit for the dog. In order to provide the best match possible, we require a home visit, a veterinary and personal reference […]


Do you want to make a difference to a special community?  Join the Volunteer Crew Today! We rescue, heal, and find loving homes for dogs throughout the Midwest. Many roles are available ranging from events and activities to regular volunteer positions. Your support can make a difference! Fill out the Volunteer Application to join our awesome team.       Fourth grader, Ella, won the […]


See below for a list of Lucky Mutts Rescue’s upcoming events! Come meet some of our dogs available for adoption, talk to our volunteers, see how rewarding rescue work can be and how you can get involved. To volunteer at one of our upcoming events, please see our volunteer page for more information. Do you have a favorite pet supply store you’d like to see […]


When you work in rescue, you come across dogs of all types. Big, little, fluffy, short-haired, high-spirited, couch potatoes, healthy, sick, confident, anxious, well socialized and those who need help learning the world is a safe place. No matter what categories the dogs we have in our care fall into, they all deserve the same things. A safe, happy home, where they are cared for […]


Recently fourth grader, Ella, won the Milwaukee North Rotary Club 4th grade Essay Contest for her work volunteering at Lucky Mutts Rescue!

“Volunteering is fun. I know this because I volunteer at Lucky Mutts Rescue. Lucky Mutts is a place that takes dogs that are in high kill and crowded shelters in Oklahoma. I choose to volunteer there because I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I decided that working with Lucky Mutts when I’m a child would give me experience to make me a better vet in the future.

The first time I volunteered there, I was so excited. I got to walk dogs that had been in a van since Oklahoma, played with the dogs, and held puppies waiting to be bathed. They even let me wash some of them myself (with a little help from my mom.)! Also that day, I got a dog adopted! You want to know how? I was walking the puppy outside with my mom when a lady came out walking another dog. She asked if we would switch dogs so she could see the one I had. Then, when we came in, she said that she wanted to adopt that puppy. If I hadn’t switched she wouldn’t have found the perfect dog for her! We also have been able to be in a parade for the 4th of July and hand out candy at a festival! CLICK HERE to read more!

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