Lucky Pup Dog Rescue is a non profit volunteer based dog rescue
located in San Diego California
Your donations are considered charitable donations by the IRS.
Our IRS # 90-0753223
Sandy's Story. In May of 2014, Lucky Pup Dog Rescue hired and trusted a local San Diego dog "trainer" to help with one of Lucky Pups unsocialized rescue dogs. Sandy had been recently pulled from San Bernardino City Shelter. After he had arrived, transported to our rescue, he had some issues that we felt we needed professional help with.
After collecting thousands of dollars in training fees, the "trainer" we hired, instead took our rescue dog, Sandy to Chula Vista Shelter to be euthanized. Then continued to send emails to our rescue with fake updates about his progress after he was dead. Cate Sacks continued to report about his training progress for nearly two weeks after he was dead, even making plans for his neuter surgery with us. This unlicensed facility also runs a non profit "rescue" within the boarding facility.
It was the ultimate betrayal by someone who holds themselves up as a professional in the San Diego dog community.
It was a difficult and painful decision, we decided to stand up in Sandy's honor and hold this business owner accountable for the killing of an innocent rescue dog and then lying and covering up his death. Sadly, there were no criminal charges filed, but do we have a civil suit pending. All the while she continues to run her $1000 a week doggie bootcamp in the El Cajon/Blossom Valley area of San Diego. We want others to know what she is capable of and advise you to use extreme caution when leaving a dog alone with her. This was not an isolated case of betrayal involving rescue dogs.
Our jury trial for fraud is coming up on August 2, 2019. We are in need of donations for jury fees, depositions, discovery and attorney fees.
Sandy's website is here for the documentation, and full story. click here
Cate Sacks local dog trainer
with Sandy a few days
before having him euthanized
for "behavior issues"
Donations Save Lives
* Lucky Pup Dog Rescue.org • 501c3 non profit volunteer based dog rescue • IRS # 90-0753223 © 2019
Founded in 2010
Monthly Donations Options
Sandy ordered killed
on June 4, 2014
at Chula Vista Shelter
500.00 per month
100.00 per month
75.00 per month
supplies to help take of our pups!
One time donation to support our rescue work.
Food, meds, vaccinations, vetting, supplies.
Donate in honor of one of your beloved pets !
25.00 per month
Sandy's Legal Fund
40.00 per month
Changing lives . . . one little dog at a time !
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