Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 8-9 months
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Medium sized when fully grown
Location: Foster home - Newmarket
Live with children: Yes - 10 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No Lucy saw a cat in the garden and barked and chased
Special Requirements: A home with another sociable dog in please and experienced owners.
Adoption fee: £250
This is Lucy from Egypt who was a street puppy whose mother and siblings were poisoned yet somehow she survived only to be hit by a car. We are told that the driver got out of the car looked at her and drove off. That was some 2 weeks before her rescuers found her laying in the road with her leg badly infected and with the bone clearly visible.
She was taken to the vets but was too weak to have an operation but 2 days later they had to amputate her front right leg. The rescuers took her home for recovery where she brings happiness to everybody or every dog she meets.
No one has told her she has a leg missing so runs, jumps and plays like every other dog. She is a very loving, she enjoys giving and having a cuddle and has a beautiful nature. She is now living in a foster home in Newmarket. Her foster mum has given us a progress report which you can fine below.
Lucy is a wonderful well adapted lady, even after all she has been through, she is clean indoors, tells you when she needs to go outside, walks lovely on her walks, can jump in and out of the car, wants to play, is super affectionate with people and alot of fun to have around.
She is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is still too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
The decision to adopt a rescue dog should not be taken lightly - especially with Lucy's history. we have had dogs returned as people have not been fully prepared for the work needed.
If you invest time and energy and follow the advice we give you, Lucy will adapt and become a rounded dog. But please do not underestimate this can mean a few weeks of hard work.
Please only apply if you are 100% committed. The first week is very important and with the right boundaries and guidance Lucy will easily adjust and make a lovely addition to any home but adopters need to be fully prepared.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ADOPT IMMEDIATELY PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Lucy
Arrival date to the UK 30th September 2020
Where does Lucy sleep at night? Lucy with her 3 legs is perfectly able and can climb the stairs like an athlete.
She does try to sneak up on the bed but we tell her no and she sleeps in a dog bed on the bedroom floor. She sleeps all through and at 6am likes to jump up for a snuggle.
How is Lucy with current pets? Lucy is fab with my two girls, she follows them, likes to play, just learnt toys are fun. Her cheeky puppy side has blossomed and she is a very happy playful girl. She has run off with my slippers a few time, she definitely has puppy characteristics.
Is Lucy clean indoors? Yes, totally clean from day one. She happily goes into the garden even if raining and does her business.She will sit by the door to tell you she needs to go outside.
Can Lucy be left alone? Yes, she paced and worried at first but we did little and often and by the end of day one she just settled and waited.
Her new home will need to leave her from day 1 so she continues to be used to it.
Is Lucy out on walks? Yes, Lucy loves her walks, we go twice a day roughly 45 minutes AM and 40 minutes PM, she can manage that length and her tail is up and happy sniffing and exploring. She now jumps in and out of the car no issues.
How does Lucy walk on the lead? Lucy walks nicely, she does pull time to time when she sees another dog so we give her a tug and a no and she settles. Lucy is still learning the ropes, her environment has changed drastically, she needs some time to adapt and take it all in. Lucy will be off lead very quickly as she bonds well and likes to be part of the pack.
Have they met with other dogs? Lucy was initially afraid of other dogs, she felt a little vulnerable. But we have met other dogs and in an enclosed field. she was initially a bit shy but soon relaxed and no issue sat all. Lucy is learning fast and will now sniff other dogs. Her new home will need to make sure they walk and meet other dogs to continue helping her adapt.
Lucy is a dream with my 2 dogs and has been from day one, she is just feeling a little vulnerable. Lucy loves to play with other dogs and she can run quite fast.
How is Lucy with humans? Lucy is very affectionate, she likes to sit close on the sofa, follow you around, have tummy tickles. She is a very loving girl who bonds quickly, the first day she was very wary so a new home needs to give her a little time and distance and she will bond quickly.
Lucy hasn't learnt not to jump up to say hi, so we are saying older children until she learns not to jump up. She does it out of happiness and is learning.
Have you noticed if Lucy is afraid of any particular things? Lucy was initially wary of her collar and lead going on, now she is the first sitting at the door in the AM for walks and no issues at all.
Lucy is not afraid of the hoover, hairdryer, TV.
Any other useful information? Lucy travels lovely in the car, lies down and generally relaxes.
Lucy is a sweet loving lady who just needs the right guidance to adjust and settle. She has been through much and we need an experienced understanding home.
Lucy has 3 legs and you wouldn’t know it, she is active, runs, plays and walks without issues.
Lucy's Ideal home would be? Lucy needs another sociable active dog in the home, who wants to play. A home with no young children as Lucy can sometimes jump up to say hello in excitement and needs some boundaries. She responds to down and no and is a clever girl.