How Operation Little Brown Dog, Inc. (Operation LBD) was founded:
Two female little brown dogs were listed for sale on Craigslist, cheap. A few Facebook friends on the Boykin Spaniel Lovers Facebook page came together, raised funds, and purchased these two little girls. Of course, they were heartworm positive, and these volunteers raised enough funds to take care of their medical needs. Today, these two special Boykin Spaniels are living happily, together, with their forever family and are in good health.
Dogs for sale on public sites are in danger of a second poor placement. Obviously their first placement was poor because it did not last for their lifetime, and they were then offerred for sale to the general public, many of them not familiar with the breed.
This organization took the initial gathering of concerned Boykin Spaniel lovers and within six months built it into a 501(c)(3) organization that reaches out to those Boykin Spaniels who are not being assisted by another agency.
A unique breed, the Boykin Spaniel needs owners who understand their special needs and temperament.
At Operation Little Brown Dog, Inc., our mission is to assist Boykin Spaniels in need that are not being served by other organizations and ultimately place these dogs with those who will love, nurture and respect this wonderful and historic breed.
At Operation LBD, We believe:
Boykin Spaniels offered for sale on public sites, such as Craigslist are often in danger due to lack of careful screening of buyers. Operation LBD purchases these dogs when possible, and careful screening ensures that each dog is placed in a capable loving home!
Each Boykin spaniel has the ability to be a companionable dog and by nature, they are friendly, smart animals. Through training and socialization, even dogs that had behavioral issues can be offered a new start. Operation LBD provides training and socialization to help dogs with behavioral problems have an opportunity for placement.
Boykin Spaniels arrive in shelters for various reasons. Operation LBD strives to partner with shelters to take in Boykin Spaniels not rescued by another proper organization and place them with a capable, loving owner.
Boykin Spaniel owners sometimes develope circumstances where they are unable to keep their Boykin Spaniel. Operation LBD works discretely with owners to help Boykin Spaniels find new homes.
Boykin Spaniel breeders sometimes experience return and/or placement issues with sold pups and retiring dogs. Without jeopardizing breeder status with organizations that register their Boykin Spaniels, Operation LBD offers networking assistance when Boykin Spaniels are sold to those who later wish to return them to the breeder and offers networking assistance with placement of retiring dogs.
Mixed breed dogs which are at least one-half Boykin Spaniel should be given the opportunity to find loving homes. Operation LBD assists these dogs with the same care as purebred Boykin Spaniels.
Much can be done to educate the public about the breed and strives to find ways to help in this process.
We are a community of Boykin Spaniel lovers who can join together to lend a hand to a Boykin Spaniel in need and looks for ways to facilitate assistance when possible.
On September 17, 2014, Operation Little Brown Dog Inc. was approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax exempt corporation under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) and classified as a Public Charity. As such we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under IRC Section 2055, 2106 or 2522.