It all began late one evening when Meredith, founder of LCAR, watched John, co-founder, pull into the driveway with an unexpected passenger. There she sat in the front seat, as tall as she could possibly get, so she could look out, over the dashboard. It was love at first sight.
John had found Roxy (the most amazing boxer) wandering the streets in Oildale and had brought her home with him in hopes of reuniting her with her family. Meredith and John took her to the Vet the next morning to have her checked for a microchip. To everyone’s delight, she had one! But, as fate would have it, the person who finally answered the call after several days of trying, hung up when the Vet explained their dog was safe and ready to go back home and never answered a call from the Vet again.
That’s when Roxy went home with Meredith and John, becoming the first of many, many rescued dogs, cats and horses that were yet to find their way home to the ranch. Roxy was a great teacher, peace keeper and, quite possibly, the sweetest creature on earth! She was the welcoming committee for all the new dogs and made them feel safe.
Lucky arrived soon after. She and Roxy were thick as thieves from day one and roamed the ranch as if they owned the place. Well, they did actually own the place! Every new animal would be thoroughly inspected and shown the ropes. Every four legged creature was welcomed with wiggly butts, lots of licks and happy barks.
While Roxy was the Mama whose babies could never do anything wrong, Lucky was the cheeky middle child who was always up to mischief. Before she decided which home was hers, Lucky had been canvassing the property for 4-6 weeks, stealing the neighbors snack lunches and staying just out of reach. Once she had made her pick, she simply waltzed in and took over. She’s been queen of the castle ever since.
Several dogs have shown up on the property since then, appearing as if out of thin air. They must have heard of the ranch being the place to be if you had no place left to go.