Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Maltese / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 19 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 7/22/2010
Fence Needed: No
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Reason for being in rescue: Lucy was surrendered by her owners to a VA shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled her from the shelter.
Special Needs: Lucy is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. Lucy does have some hair loss and staining on her rear legs from allergies. Lucy had a dental polishing on 10/24/22. She did not lose any teeth. Lucy does have some arthritis in her hind legs.
What kind of home would be best for me: Lucy is looking for a home where she will be the queen of the castle. While she can (and does) live with other dogs of all sizes, her dream is to be your only princess. Lucy is looking for a home where someone is home during the day - ideally active retirees or work from home families without children. Lucy has outgrown the energy of younger children and really wants to live a quiet life for retirement.
What is my personality like: Lucy arrived in rescue after being surrendered by her owners to a shelter. She was terrified, a bit snappy, and generally unhappy. We couldn't blame her - she'd just lost everything she knew. We knew that Lucy needed to decompress, find a new routine, and get settled before she'd be ready for her forever home. That is exactly what her foster mom has allowed Lucy to do, and today she is ready for her happily ever after.
We don't know much about Lucy's life prior to landing at a shelter. She was clearly loved, though she arrived in poor physical condition. She was likely allowed to rule the house as she is definitely an alpha female. And she was likely the only dog - preferring the company of humans to other canines. As Lucy has settled into life in foster her personality has really begun to shine. Gone is the shut down and sometimes angry dog that arrived in rescue. Today Lucy is a settled girl who simply wants her people.
Lucy wants to be where her humans are. She does not like to be left and will tell you as much. She isn't well suited for apartment life as she will bark when you leave. Lucy would love to run errands with you, go on trips, and be your constant companion. She does have some arthritis in her rear legs so she isn't up for long walks, but appreciates being outside and will be good for short strolls. Lucy is a sleep in the bed, give her heart to you kind of girl.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Lucy's owners stated that she is 12 years old at the time of surrender. We celebrate her birthday as 07/22/2010.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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