Annual Service Trip - Last Hope K9 Rescue
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Annual Service Trip

Service Trip to Arkansas

Last Hope K9 Rescue partners with several shelters in the Greater Little Rock, Arkansas area. The vast majority of our dogs come from this region, which has a devastatingly high number of stray and owner-surrendered dogs. Through the service trips, LH has helped greatly improve rural shelters through fundraising, repairs and special projects.


In Spring 2024, 36 LHK9 volunteers will spend 6 days completing a variety of projects at 8 of our partner shelters. This year, we have the VERY EXCITING NEWS to share that we are BUILDING AN ENTIRE BRAND NEW SHELTER in Carlisle, AR as a part of our trip efforts! Previously, the dogs were housed in a completely outdoor shelter, exposed to drastic temperatures, bugs, illness and disease.


We will also work on special improvements and projects at the shelters in Sheridan, Redfield, Stuttgart, Kensett, Camden, Malvern, Pine Bluff, and Monticello.


This annual trip is so important to our dogs and especially to our volunteers. It is a huge highlight of the year for us. It serves as a special opportunity for our Northern and Southern counterparts to get together, roll up our sleeves, and work side by side toward our common goal! As you can imagine, this trip and its projects are costly. Our volunteers have covered the cost of their own flights and accommodations — we are hoping that you will partner with us on this endeavor to cover the cost of the projects (and more!) mentioned above. After discussing each shelter’s needs and our pledges to what we want to accomplish, our estimated costs for the week will be $60,000.


Please consider donating to our Service Trip Fundraiser to help us complete this important work, 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 May 1 – 6. This year there are 36 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.