Lucy – Special Needs
born ~July 2016
Lucy had a slight limp when we rescued her from the shelter and despite Foster Mon’s best attempts at resting, the limp remained. We began working with veterinary specialists and discovered her limp is due to elbow dysplasia in both of her front legs. We are currently working to learn the extent of her condition and what the best course of action is to treat Lucy so she has the brightest future possible. To donate toward her care, click HERE. For more information on elbow dysplasia, click HERE. To inquire about adopting Lucy once she is ready, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you read her bio, below, to see how great a pup she is!
Lucy! I’m hooooome!!!! Miss Lucy is just over a year old and weighs 50lbs. This lab mix is is turning out to be quite the catch – she gets along with and is respectful to her doggy roommates, she isn’t needy, she is a great size and she does great in the car!
Lucy is now housebroken! She doesn’t do a great job at signalling, but she holds it until she gets the chance to go outside. She keeps her crate clean and sleeps through the night. So long as there’s a treat to entice her into her crate, she’s fully crate trained – she might whine for a minute, but settles down quickly. Lucy is a little shy when it comes to new things, but once she is comfortable, she makes friends pretty quick. As long as new people have treats, she knows there is no threat there. And at the dog park, she is a social butterfly! Let’s just say Miss Lucy has become Miss Popular and befriends any and all dogs, very quickly. And when she sees a human friend that she recognizes, it’s precious to see her go all wiggley-butt, showing how happy it is to see a familiar face!
Now that Lucy is an avid dog-park visitor, she gets along great with new pups and people (given some time, and treats!)! She is very playful but also respectful and gentle. Understanding that not all dogs want to be her friend is important and she’s figured that out. Her confidence is also improving- she is no longer afraid of vacuums! Nor does she have any issue with the carpet cleaner and hardwood cleaner. She is most shy when on a leash, but has been working very hard to improve her confidence and loves showing off tricks to get treats!
Little Miss Lucy is a pretty laid back pup and would do fine with a nice long walk, some dog-park time or another doggy roommate to play with. Without being demanding, she accepts affection happily once she is used to the person giving it. She does tend to follow Foster Mom around, like a little shadow, but she’s curious about what’s going on! Lucy has met several children and can get a bit shy around them. If they’re older and calm, she’s great! But if they’re rambunctious, it’s probably not going to be a great fit. Overall, Lucy is extremely trainable and is proving to be a very quick learner. She shouldn’t be around cats though – at the vet’s office, she met a cat and insisted on a game of chase. The next visit to the vet consisted of her trying to find the cat, the entire time, so she’d do best in a feline-free home.
If you’re looking for a sweetheart whose goal is to be a loving and loyal companion, Lucy is just the gal for you! The initial meet won’t be an instant best friend, but during your one-week trial, you’ll see her start to bond, showing you that it takes time to earn her trust. Having another dog in the house is best since she follows their lead and learns to trust people through them. But if she is an only dog, avid dog park trips would be necessary to keep her confidence up. When it comes to shy dogs, they really know how to pull at your heart strings – and with a little time and TLC, you’ll have a stronger bond than you’ve ever felt before, because you earned that trust. Apply for little Lucy and let her be your second shadow 🙂
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