‘Lucky’ Stray Dog Escapes Animal Control 92 Times

Animal Services in Fayetteville, Arkansas, have had a tough time trying to catch a stray dog, known as “Lucky Black Dog” or LBD, that has evaded capture 92 times since 2008.

92 times!

I used to live in Fayetteville, Arkansas, so a friend was pleased to see that Lucky had made the national news on Yahoo and sent me the link.

The neighborhood he runs around in seems to be divided with some wanting him to be locked up, while others have a more carefree attitude and think he should be left alone.

There’s something classic about the battle between dog and dogcatcher. From Saturday morning cartoons to Sunday morning comic pages, I think we’ve all grown up always rooting for the rascally dog against the mean and oafish dog catcher. Lucky seems to be the real life version of that stereotype, so it is not surprising people are rooting for him.

Animal control is an important field, sure. And you almost feel bad for the guy in the video talking about how many times they’ve been outfoxed – so to speak – by Lucky Black Dog. I mean, is he about to cry? I think he may be.

Apparently a foster family has already been or will be set up for Lucky if he is ever caught.

That is nice, but as much as I normally would support dog adoption and removing stray dogs or any dangerous animal off the public streets, in this instance, I have to admit I am pulling for Lucky. How can you want to see that end? I hope he manages to reach 100 escapes and then just turns himself in to the pound so the animal control guys never get a chance to claim victory. 92 escapes is great and I’m sure it is some sort of record among dogs. But hitting 100? Man, he’d be a legend, dog.

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Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Pat A.
Pat A.2 years ago

I agree with Manel Dias - I wish some good samaritan could gain the trust of this dog and rescue him/her from a life of fear.....

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.2 years ago

How clever!

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener2 years ago


Manuela C.
Manuela C.2 years ago

Just let him be...

Suju Bala
Suju Bala2 years ago

Lucky black dog.. God Bless you, sweet one.. could you teach a few of the tactics to other strays too?

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

Is it lucky?

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Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck2 years ago


Manel Dias
Manel Dias2 years ago

Please some one should come up & save this very clever dog from it's fearful way of living saga. I hope some kind hearted good samaritan will come forward to rescue this poor helpless dog.