How Operation Little Brown Dog, Inc. (Operation LBD) was Founded:
In the Spring of 2014, two female, purebred, 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 may not be able to be assisted by another agency.
At Operation Little Brown Dog, Inc., our mission is to assist Boykin Spaniels that are not able to be assisted by other agencies. Operation LBD is not associated with another rescue group or organization but partners with other Boykin Spaniel agencies to work toward assisting any Boykin Spaniel that needs our help.
A unique breed, the Boykin Spaniel needs owners who understand their special needs and temperament.
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 develop circumstances where they are unable to keep their Boykin Spaniel. Operation LBD works discretely with owners to help Boykin Spaniels find new homes.
Much can be done to educate the public about the breed and Operation LBD 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, devices, transfers or gifts under IRC Section 2055, 2106 or 2522.