Annual Service Trip - Last Hope K9 Rescue
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Annual Service Trip

Service Trip to Arkansas

Every spring, Last Hope K9 Rescue plans an annual service trip to help the shelters where the vast majority of our dogs come from in the Greater Little Rock, Arkansas area. Due to COVID-19, we have not had a Service Trip since 2019, but we are looking forward returning to Arkansas in April 2023.


Like many states in the South and Midwest, Arkansas has a devastatingly high number of stray and abandoned dogs. Volunteers help with everyday tasks at the shelters, such as kennel maintenance and cleaning, along with a variety of special projects to improve the dogs’ living conditions. Typically held in the spring, a group of LHK9 volunteers travel to Arkansas to work with the shelters and the homeless dogs that are being temporarily housed there.


Check out some of our service trip blogs to learn more about the work we have done, here.

LHK9 volunteers participating in the annual service trip assemble a dog house

All volunteers participating in the annual service trip cover the costs of their flights and living expenses. Each volunteer is responsible for fundraising a set amount of money to fund the projects at each of the shelters visited during the service trip.

This annual service trip is so important to our dogs and especially our volunteers it’s really a huge highlight of the year for us. You can visit our blog to learn about previous years’ trips and get a sense for what this trip means to our volunteers.

This year’s service trip is scheduled for April 26 – May 1. This year there are 30+ volunteers planning to head down to Arkansas. Visit our fundraising page, here.

In 2023, our fundraising goal is $40,000 to help improve the conditions of the 12 shelters we will be visiting.