Age: 9 months old
Breed: Australian Shepherd (Female)
Gets along with: people, dogs
Location: Orlando, FL
Lucy is a very sweet young Australian Shepherd who will be available for adoption in mid-March. Lucy is about 9 months old, she weighs 38 pounds, and she has a silky red coat with some splashes of white. Lucy is housebroken, crate-trained, and she knows several of her basic obedience commands. She loves to go for walks but she will pull on the leash when she sees something or someone interesting. Lucy is a perfect passenger in the car – she loves to get in the car and go!
Lucy is a little shy when she first meets a new person, but that does not last long and soon she is all about pets, belly scratches and attention! Lucy is a medium Velcro girl who wants to keep an eye on her foster family but she does not get underfoot. Lucy is also a medium energy dog with a nice off switch. She loves other dogs, and she loves to wrestle and chase her dog pals. She also loves to “help” in the garden (she is a little digger!), play with her toys, and during quiet times get lots of pets and attention. Lucy is way too interested in chasing cats to share a home with them.
Lucy sounds pretty perfect, and we think she is! She does have a physical limitation though. When Lucy first arrived in our rescue she needed immediate surgery to repair a badly broken leg. Thanks to the excellent care provided by her veterinarian and her foster family she is recovering nicely. Lucy uses that leg, with a limp, and it does not stop her from running, playing and even digging! While she is expected to continue to improve with exercise and therapy, Lucy may always have a limp and she will never be a dog sport competitor.
The ideal family for Lucy is loving, active, and ready to welcome this amazing young dog into their lives. A fenced yard and another playful dog are required, and any children in the home should be at least 12 years old. It may also be nice if Lucy has access to water – swimming would be good for her. Lucy had a bit of a rough start in her life, but now she is ready to strut her stuff!
If you would like to learn more about our adoption process or make a donation for her care please visit our website, www.sohodogrescue.org. Lucy is fostered in Orlando, Fl.
Lucy’s adoption donation is $300.
To be considered to adopt Lucy, please click here: ADOPTION APPLICATION