Martha

Martha is a chubby girl who loves cuddle time and hiking adventures!

Martha was found on July 4th, 2018 in South St. Louis City and was rescued shortly before fireworks began. She was emaciated and had sores all over her legs and body. She had rotten teeth from a poor diet on the streets, and she was terrified of humans. We were able to coax her to us using another dog she wanted to play with and from there, she realized we were here to help.

Since moving in with her foster parents, Martha has put on a bunch of weight and has become a chubby girl. Even though she’s an adventurous girl—having climbed to the Mount Goliath Peak at 12,009 feet on Mount Evans in Colorado, camped in the Dominguez Canyon, and countless hikes with her foster parents—she’s weighing in at a hefty 83 lbs.

Martha can be a very excited and amped girl, but she absolutely loves cuddles! She’s really good with not getting on furniture unless allowed, has shown no aggressive behaviors, and lives in a house with other dogs and a cat, which is also often visited by the 2-year old nephew of her foster parents. She does great with everyone!

Martha does get excited now when she sees other dogs she’s unfamiliar with. It’s not aggression, but she forgets how to properly socialize when she gets so excited. It’s something we’re working on with her and her adopters should be prepared to continue working on.

I’d really like to see her with an active family, possibly an active single woman or without kids. She needs adventure and she really really likes women.


Lucky K9 Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer dog rescue organization serving local communities of Louisiana & St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason – dogs in public shelters where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect.

We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.

Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment, and placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority.

We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.

Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets.

Interested parties should email Tracy Turner at luckyk9rescue@gmail.com. The adoption fee is $200 and they must fill out an application. Once approved a meet and greet will be set up.