Yes, Chandler and Dee Rudd's Lucy is the spirit behind this fund.
Watch Lucy's story as seen on NHPTV's Outlook program on August 6, 2001
During life, Lucy's courage, determination and unconditional love constantly amazed and inspired everyone she met. All ages, all nationalities, challenged and able-bodied - she touched thousands of lives both physically and emotionally. Lucy was an active therapy dog, and a shining example of the positive life force that can be found in all dogs.
This idea for Lucy's Legacy was discussed late last fall. Joan Puglia helped to develop the idea for a program to honor Lucy that would offer activities to enhance the bond between people and dogs of all breeds, and also offer therapy dog training. The proceeds from such activities would be given via grants to Golden Retriever rescue programs. Joan brought this idea to the Rudds as a very special way to honor their beloved Lucy and to continue her work.
The concept was enthusiastically embraced by The Goldstock Fund Board in February 2008, and we have been hard at work developing a logo, website, grant guidelines, and of course planning the Camp weekend.
The Lucy's Legacy Fund provides positive programs, and partners with other organizations that also help to improve our dogs' quality of life. Lucy's Legacy also seeks to provide educational and social activities, especially those that explore the health, emotions, and behavior of canine companions.
Camp Lucy programs will provide guided workshop opportunities for developing each dog's emotional and physical potential, and offers relaxation, recreation and social events for people and their canine companions.
Several different camp experiences are being planned:
Camp Lucy 2009
with Chandler's pictures
Wee Dog Camp!
Pictures of the new dining hall!
Read our newsletter from 2008
2008 Camp Lucy with Pictures & comments
Special Raffle For The Goldstock Fund Lucy's Token Of Love Program
The winner of the raffle prize ...
Our scientific committee hard at work in the process of name drawing!