Lucy has been rehomed! 🙂
Hi, My name is Lucy!
Anyone looking for the perfect canine companion? I am an absolutely gorgeous black and sable female purebred German Shepherd dog. I am just 3 years old and weigh 65 pounds. I live in Salem, Oregon.
I have been spayed and have had all my shots done. My vet says that I am very healthy. I am a very loving, intelligent and devoted girl. My owner loves me so much. He is absolutely heartbroken to have to make this difficult decision for me, but for my well-being, he is looking for a loving home for me. He is a student living in an apartment. Not only is there not enough space there for me, he is gone for long periods of time, and I am left all alone.
Here’s what my owner loves the most about me:
He is looking for the best home ever for me. I have never been around children, but if I am true to my breed, I would love to have some great kids to hang out with. I have also never been with other dogs or cats, but, again, I am sure I would like them if they are good to me.
I am looking for a home with a big, securely fenced yard, and owners who have lots of time to spend with me. I would dearly love to stay close to where my owner lives, and hope you will be open to him being a part of my life. I would love for him to take me for a walk occasionally. He would love to watch me for you when you go on vacation, too!
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All About Lucy
Name of Pet: Lucy
Location: Salem, OR, 97302
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: GSD
Sex of Pet: Female[/one_half]
Age of Pet: 3
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: Unknown
Good with Children?: Unknown
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: No
Accessories Included: Any toys we have (tennis balls, squeaky toys, etc.), remaining treats, dog food, several collars, leash, food bowls (2), brush. Basically all the essentials
Lucy’s Current Home Environment
Has lived in a one-story house with a bark yard, but recently in a 2 bedroom apartment (college town) with no yard.
Lucy’s Current Family:
I’m a college student, I got her when I was 18 and she was just a pup. I raised her around my mom and then for a couple years she lived with my father, who’s a firefighter, and my stepmom, who’s a police officer. I’ve been the primary caretaker of my dog, although my father helped with feeding her and letting her out when I was playing baseball or at school occasionally.
Lucy’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
Without a doubt her favorite thing to do is play fletch, so she loves her tennis balls. Anything that involves running she loves, especially if it involves chasing after something. She is quite the jumper as well. She loves most all human food (no meat or veggies). Chicken, steak, french fries. I feed her 2 or so cups of dry food mixed with 1 can of wet dog food around dinner time. She can be a picky eater, but thats only because she tries to get “the best food available”, but I do pretty good about not giving her my food.
Cute Lucy Story:
Not necessarily heartwarming, but on a couple occasions Lucy has mad an great guard dog and displayed her intelligence. She scared off and obvious scam artist who had planned on robbing my home in the future (she showed him our 4-legged security system). Also, my downstairs neighbors were being robbed and she broke out of my room and begin barking at the floor (above where the robbery was occurring) to alert everyone what was going on.
Why is Lucy Being Rehomed?
I plan on studying abroad and going to graduate school in the future. Being a single puppy pet owner it is difficult to realize my own goals while adequately taking care of my pup. I don’t have any family who would be able to assist me with duties. I think a home where she had space to run and play lots would make her a happier dog than being limited to my small apartment with limited play time.
Lucy’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
A family who has experience with dogs, possibly with GSD’s. I can almost guarantee that the initial process will not be smooth because she is pretty attached (as am i), but once she warms up to people and develops trust she is a very loving dog and behaves well. I probably spoil her and “love on her” (petting, baby-talk, etc) more than most dog owners. I’m just looking for an adoptive home that will give my Lucy a better quality of life than I can.
Lucy has lived with cats before, but liked to “chase” the kitty so not necessarily cat friendly but could probably deal with them. On walks she displays what I believe to be fear aggression or possibly protective aggression towards other dogs, and sometimes people. I’ve tried to socialize her, but I know she hasn’t had the proper socialization she needs. I’ve also seen her be very submissive to other dogs, but other times not. She grew up around 2 other dogs (pit bull and pit bull mix) she got along with those dogs well. It is my understanding with any people or other animals she needs to be eased in socially in order to “behave” acceptably. After a proper trust has been established she is a very sweet dog and well behaved.