Lucy: ~9-year-old female black Lab mix ~65 lbs spayed
Background: Lucy was a stray found on the Los Gatos Creek Trail with no collar, tags or microchip and ended up at SJACC (shelter in San Jose). She’s a very sweet but shy girl, although she warmed up quickly once out of the shelter. She seems to have been reasonably well cared for, but her owner did not come looking for her, so Lab Rescue snapped her up.
What Lucy’s foster says: Lucy has a sweet disposition. She is curious but does not interfere. She wants to know what is going on and where you are. But she is not a velcro dog as she does give you space. On occasion, she barks to tell me she wants something. I am still figuring out what she wants, but usually it is to go out. She likes her twice a day 1.5 mile walks and walks great on a Luca Leash. At night, she sleeps quietly in her crate. Lucy loves tummy rubs, but be careful as she has a ticklish spot that makes her back leg go!
What Lucy’s Rescue Rep says: Lucy is a really sweet girl, and has settled in quickly in her foster home. She did well in her handling test and her dog to dog eval at the shelter although she did give a warning snap when the other dog was too persistent. Lucy was initially very shy at the shelter, but once she arrived at her foster home she quickly made herself at home inside and in the yard. She loves to get pets and will remind you with her paw when she’d like some more! Lucy is housebroken (and there are no obvious behavior issues).
Lucy is looking for a home that is comfortable with an older dog and their needs. She would like to hang out with you, go on walks and be loved. We don’t know how she is with kids or cats but suspect that a quiet home with people home most of the day will make her the most comfortable. In spite of her dysplasia and arthritis she gets around quite well. She needs some work on leash (don’t they all!) and she is sleeping at night in a crate.
Medical information: Lucy has a small squishy mass on her side (likely a lipoma), and has some muscle atrophy in her hind quarters. She also has severe hip dysplasia and mild arthritis in her back. It doesn’t seem to slow her down; she enjoyed loping around the courtyard and happily chased after a ball (although she did not bring it back). We are getting her in for a heartworm test, once over and a sr. blood panel.
Lucy is located in: San Jose
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