Available for Adoption
ID # RT20230210-1
Sex: Spayed Female
Estimated Breed: Shepard mix
Weight: 34.2 lbs.
Good with dogs: Yes, but probably best with dogs who aren’t overly hyper or puppies
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with children: Unknown, but likely calm children
Special/Medical Needs: She is a distemper survivor, and she has a permanent head-tilt from it. She is also blind in her left eye, possibly from the distemper as well.
Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Airdrie, AB
Adoption fee: $650
Lucy is such a sweetheart! Everyone who meets her has fallen in love so fast! She's really calm and gentle, not much of a cuddler yet, but getting closer - she loves a good scratch.
Some days she loves walks and is amazing on her leash. Other days she refuses to walk because it's too cold or will try and chew her leash. Thankfully a bitter spray stops her from chewing too much. On the days she doesn't want to walk, I give her a snuffle mat or treat game to feed her, and she gets a lot of stimulation from sniffing out her food. She is fully house trained but doesn't have a way to ask to go outside yet, I just take her outside throughout the day and she follows my lead. She sleeps through the night for 8-10 hours which is wonderful.
She loves her crate and knows it's a boundary so if she's done playing, she'll go lay down, and spends most of her day in her crate snuggled up on top of her blankets. She finally accepted my invitation onto the couch and fell asleep within minutes, she loves to be close to you.
She's gone for one car ride outside of a crate and was shaking pretty bad until I gave her a Starbucks puppichino and she realized cars aren't so bad.
She's learning how to play with toys slowly, but her stuffed hedgehog has been her favorite. She'll walk in circles around the house for 10 minutes carrying the hedgehog with her. She does love trying to play with blankets, clothes, slippers, towels, coats, etc. - so those need to be kept out of the way while she figures out what is okay to play with, and what's not.
She's met several dogs on walks and has done amazing! I don't know how she'd react to hyper dogs or puppies, though.
She hasn't met kids yet, but I think she would do amazing in a family home. Out walking, she doesn't pull on the leash. She likes walking slow and sniffing everything, plants especially. She's super calm, and very gentle when taking treats. I think having kids around would help her embrace her goofy side. Even though she's really timid and would take a while to open up. Calm children who know how to respect animals would be the best situation. Another not-hyper dog would likely help in the same way. To show her how to have fun but in a quiet and gentle way.
She's such a sweet girl and I know she'll make her forever family super happy!
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