Location: Slave Lake, Alberta
Age: Approx 6 years old
Sex: Spayed Female
Energy level: Low
Cats: Yes, but will require some basic training
Kids: Older kids preferred
Medical: Lucy takes joint supplements and requires a balanced exercise routine
Adoption fee: $550
Adoptable Lucy is ready to find her forever family! Lucy is a sweet but shy dog who is super affectionate with her people. At just 30 lbs and six years old, this pretty girl is a perfect size and age! Lucy spent the first five years of her life in a crowded shelter and came to us with very little life experience. She has spent several months in a foster home and has made good progress. She would do best in a quiet home with a family who is willing to help her continue to develop her confidence. She is a low-energy dog who doesn’t ask for much – a couple of short walks a day and lots of love. Lucy gets along well with other dogs if they aren’t rambunctious. She is curious but inexperienced with cats and does not chase. With a little help from her humans, she would easily learn to live in a home with cats. She is very timid when it comes to meeting new people and going to new places however it doesn’t take her long to feel more comfortable. Lucy walks nicely on a leash but sometimes needs a little coaxing. She has mild arthritis in her hind hips as a result of lack of exercise in her previous life. She has responded very well to treatment with supplements and moderate daily exercise. Her mobility is very good however she needs to maintain a lean weight and avoid rough play and long hikes. That’s OK with her as her favorite activity is snuggling on the couch with her best friend.
If you are looking for the perfect new family member and think your home would be a good match for Lucy, please complete an adoption application here: https://www.ruffstartrescuesociety.com/adoption-application-form and one of our directors will be in contact with you via email within a few business days.