Welcome to Lora’s Luck Dog Rescue, Foster and Adoption Service.
Please read ALL of the following BEFORE you contact us.
If you need ANYTHING in LARGE PRINT here we can help. Large print version of all our info are available by using the message box below, and we are working on creating audio files too!
If you need help understanding our information then you may need someone to help you. This is called a ‘proxy’ and while we try to explain things the best we can from our end, you will need someone to support you at your end too with all the legal forms and other documents. This can be a family member or friend, care or support worker.
This info is for people applying to be adopters, fosters or Lora's Luck Team Members (volunteers)
While we do have a good social media presence, you are much likely to get hold of us faster if you use this contact page! We can talk you through the process, and what you and we need to know during an application in our secure email, where our team will reply from when you use this page to contact us- see below for our opening hours.
We are also looking for new applications from possible fosters, fundraisers, and social media page and group admins (must go through the same rules, process, vetting and house check process as adopters). Previous adopters are also welcome to apply as an admin too as they already know how we do things. Use the message box below to get connected to your adopter support chat on Skype!
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS? (The easy version!)
We usually start in secure email no matter if you’re adopting, fostering or volunteering. Our email is open 12-12 four days a week.
However, we understand that some prefer messenger, live chat, being able to make voice notes or use voice to text instead of typing, printing docs on paper, or need help in video or audio form, so we offer those ways to connect to us as well (for online support we use Skype and will help you to connect on there).
For more on different ways to get in touch, and for an application form for fostering or adopting CLICK HERE that you or a proxy can fill in in your own time.
To fill in the form directly on our website without having to bounce between lots of websites just CLICK HERE.
Or save/scan your application and send using the QR code oppisit to our email.
Use the message box below to connect safely to our email service, directly to our email email@example.com or use the application form.
If you have ANY problems contacting us by email or filling in the form just fill in the contact box below with the subject HELP AND SUPPORT FOR APPLICATION. We will be happy to offer advice.
Then, using information you provide, we try and make sure you are matched to the dog that is perfect for your situation and their needs.
If you pass the email chat/application form part of the application, we will send you an invitation to Skype so you can continue your application in a private and secure Skype chat and have your house check on a private and secure Skype video call or in person (location and Covid protocols dependent).
While waiting for your house check you will be added to the Support Chat for that month on the same Skype for updates, hints and tips, and other support from our team and other adopters live four days a week.
Simple as that!
READ THIS POST AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT. If you don’t understand it, you will need a proxy to apply for or with you like a family member, friend or support worker/carer. You must
Previous adopters who would like to apply to be Team Members or Full Members need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their dog rescue name/number as the subject line.
For more on how to become a Full Member, with all sorts of discounts and extras, or read more about our organisation structure how we work or how you can help please read https://lorasluck.org/blogs/f/get-involved-how-can-you-help-lora’s-luck
We are entirely non profit and rely 100% on donations so if you don’t get a reply right away please bear with us. We try to reply (when we are open) inside 48 hours, where you will get some starting questions and a link to our blogs https://lorasluck.org/blogs where you can make sure all your doggy knowledge is up to date. Large print versions of these are available too. If you read the blogs first (any blog questions please ask when you apply) this will speed up your application.
House checks do cost us time and are done by experienced LL team members. But one in four house checks fail, due to timewasters. Our checkers spend a minimum of three hours on your check and it usually follows at least a week of consultation in page PM to assess your suitability, all of which is done for free in our own time by volunteers, 12 hours a day 4 days a week. So we suggest (not demand) a good will donation of £20 before a house check, once you have booked and had confirmation from us a date and time, to show you are serious. This would be discounted from any adoption donation you make after a successful application process. We don’t want to force charges on anyone but if people keep using up our application slots then wasting our time we will have little choice, this is why it’s a suggestion only.
If you don’t read this and the puppies’ albums info first so you know all the info on the dog you’re applying for, we will not be able to start an application process with you. If you can’t find the information please say so when you apply and we will provide a direct link for you as we understand modern tech isn’t for everyone. We offer as much help and support for those with learning and other difficulties as we are an Equity for All organisation. Within reason, lack of computer skills or a disability is no reason to bar someone from having a dog.
Our main focus are the black dogs, who are so often overlooked at rescues and shelters. If we can name them (£1 a name, which goes into a draw to get them named and funded) we can SAVE them! NO NAME = NO CHANCE TO LIVE.
We rescue the dogs OURSELVES, with the aid of a team across the UK and Romania, Serbia and Bosnia. These dogs are ONLY available here and the website, and NOT on any other rescue or selling site.
If you want us to foster a dog for you in the UK first it costs £45 a month for up to 3 months as the pups decompress (for equipment, insurance and other legal costs) plus food costs which vary due to animal size, payable in advance after a successful house check. We advise all first time dog owners, and people with kids and cats unless they were brought up with dogs to go for this option to ensure a successful adoption but a foster will not be arranged (subject to availability) until AFTER A SUCCESSFUL HOUSE CHECK..
We also straight adopt from our small rescues in Romania, Serbia and Bosnia to experienced adopters ONLY, but first time adopters can apply for any pup they feel they fit in any foster placement, UK or abroad.
We offer RBU, house checks and an online support service for all adopters for the lifetime of the dog.,.
So the rest is up to you! Help save a life today!
or search DONATION, HAPPY BUS and more on https://lorasluck.org/shop
The homepage https://lorasluck.org where we have Stripe, ApplePay and online banking options
Any donations gratefully received to help keep our dogs healthy and adopt ready, and regular small monthly amounts would be super appreciated! Then we can plan properly to:
get more dogs ready to come to us
get more dogs out of the kill shelters and sponsored in the rescues and fosters so they can be treated and safe while we find UK fosterers for those in rescue and forever homes for those in foster.
Why are we called Lora’s Luck?
We are called Lora’s Luck as she was the girl who started all this off! Eleven years old, saved from a Romanian kill list, and never knew a home, with nobody showing her any interest as their forever dog… now she’s safe and happy at Lora’s Luck HQ. Since then we have saved the lives of over 300 dogs!
On Facebook and other social media we also have various very active PAGES and GROUPS
-rescue page on FB, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok just search @lorasluck
-one CLOSED group for all fosters, adopters and the trusted rescues we work with (for data protection)
-one PUBLIC for fundraising. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lorasauntiesanduncles
-regional FB support groups by area- currently North West England, South East England, Central England, and East England.
-and one PUBLIC Community Store, where Lora's Luck Full Members can list their products and services for free! And members can get discounts on ALL products! https://www.facebook.com/For-Loras-Luck-101354381971253.
We also have our own live forum https://lorasluck.proboards.com/ that you can join securely to talk about all things dog with our team!
We call our donors and volunteers Aunties and Uncles, and would love to hear from more sponsors for our pups. We run raffles, auction and sell items, run name draws and much more to help our pups in need.
Donations are as low as £1 (to put a name in a pup's draw), £2 or a minimum £3 for a 'ticket' that goes to vaccines, food, neutering and spaying, microchips- and donations of food, toys, treats, blankets and medicines we send out to our fosters and associated small rescues in Romania, Serbia and Bosnia. We keep the donations low so everyone can help out, no matter what their income. You can also sponsor a dog (12 tickets a month) but this is NOT a reserve to adopt though you are welcome to apply of course.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Use the box to apply/ask for help/volunteer!
Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, fostering and adoption, social media, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.
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You can now apply for a dog via our new Skype chat
Learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!