Lucy

Status: 
Matched
Gender: 
Female
Positive for heartworms?: 
No
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 
No

GRR Number: 21-001

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 18 months

Weight: 75

Personality: Lucy, congratulations for being 21-001, GRR’s first rescue of the new year! She came from a nice family who had rescued her from an abusive environment. But after 10 months they thought maybe she was too much for their 5-year-old son, so they turned her over to GRR.

Lucy is reliably house trained and is baby-gated when left alone in the house. She hasn’t had any interactions with other dogs since she has been in her foster home. However, she is very submissive around the two cats when they are all in the house, doing a play bow for them. When they all go outside, she gets excited and wants to play, but kitties are still a bit intimidated.

She is nice and calm in the car and absolutely loves walking, behaving quite well for the majority of the time. She’s learning to fetch and retrieve. Sometimes she drops it, sometimes she keeps it, sometimes she brings it back halfway. This is still a work in progress. Lucy is very calm in the house because it is a calm household. However, Lucy is a bolter so her forever home needs to take care when opening doors.  She is improving but still needs work on leash walking. Even though she’s three years old, Lucy still has a lot of puppy-like behavior such as chewing inappropriate things so her family will need to keep toys, etc picked - advantage: This makes for a neat house.

She’s well-behaved and quite chill. She does tend to wake up sometimes during the night and puts her paws excitedly on the bed. That’s a “no-no” in her foster home - another work in progress!

Lucy tolerates her grooming time and her energy level is a little low. She’s actually kind of shy and timid. She needs to have her confidence built up. She’s pretty much a beggar, but not for food…for cuddles and scratches.

Ideal Home: Her forever home must definitely be one that has a lot of time to give her…she just can’t seem to get enough attention. She needs someone who will help her build her confidence and work with her on an issue she has with chewing things that are not hers to chew on. Kitties would be fine and older children.

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