We received this bit of Luvin’ Labs history today from the original founder of the rescue know as Lodestar Dog Ranch.

“13 years ago today Lodestar Dog Ranch brought in it’s first dog (actually 2 dogs) from Valencia County.

We named them Abby and Bo (the plan was to name the dogs alphabetically thinking we would never adopt out more than 26).    I put them in crates in the back of the pickup.  As I swung on to I-40 from I-25 I looked in my rear view mirror; Bo had escaped from the crate and was walking around loose in the bed of the truck.  Having no idea if he would be scared and exit the vehicle right in the middle of the Big I,  I pulled over immediately to check out the situation and found Bo was a very happy camper. I’m sure he would have ridden home in the bed of the truck but I put  him back in the crate and home we went. That was my first, of many, rescue experiences.”

Today Luvin’ Labs has found homes for over 1160 dogs and, while the leadership of the rescue has changed, the mission and dedication have not.  From Abby and Bo to our most recent adoption Eliza we thank our vets, volunteers, fosters, adopters and our friends in the shelters who have helped make this possible.  On October 17th Luvin’ Labs will host our first reunion and it is our hope to see many of those dogs that we rescued, loved and found forever homes as well as seeing many of those who made that possible.  Please mark your calendar and join us for this special event!

Abby

Abby

Bo

Bo