Compassionate Placement- No adoption fee
Lucy is a silly, curious and precious girl who will steal your heart the moment she drops a ball on your lap and flashes you those big blue eyes! She is a monkey with the heart of a lion.
At first, she may seem aloof but warms up quickly. When you go to give her hugs, she will often run and get a ball. Don’t take it personally! She just thinks any attention means play time! ☺ She does have her ‘down’ time where she loves her belly rubs, snuggling …and just rolling around, being silly. Lucy is technically nine years old, but don’t let that fool you. She LOVES to play ball, loves car rides and to go for walks. She still has the energy of most five year olds but does seem to have some early arthritis. Exercise in moderation isn’t an issue (in fact she needs those walks!). If she’s barking, you can bet she wants food, water, a walk, to play ball or sees a rabbit in the yard. And she KNOWS where you try to hide any toy or if a toy is lost. Trust that her bark means she found it! She KNOWS!
Lucy is very easy to care for and very well behaved when home alone. She is getting better on leash though has a tendency to pull a little when she’s excited or sees another dog. She likes ‘most’ dogs (usually just goes about her own business) but occasionally can try to be a little dominant. She does show prey drive so no cats preferred and she has not been raised with children so we will be looking for a home with no – or older – children.
Lucy has been through several recent surgeries and has recovered so well. Through it all, this little monkey has been so good and patient with all her care. She is a little fighter.
One of Lucy’s surgeries was to remove a cancerous node from her rectum, and though all visibly affected tissue was removed, as with any cancer, there is a chance it could return. It is impossible to give a time frame but please consider that any senior pet may be predisposed to similar issues. Periodic monitoring of the area and bloodwork would be necessary (preferable every 4 months).
Lucy still has so much life to live, and so much love to give. And even more than that, she deserves the best home possible.