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Lucy 9

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Entered: 10/18/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 18 months
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 47 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Aston, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
Temperament: Good with adults, good when meeting children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Lucy 9's Story . . .

“Her happy wagging full tail is a joy to watch.”

Lucy was relinquished to a New Jersey shelter because she was reportedly resource guarding her food and humans from the female lab who lived in the house.  At the shelter, she was overwhelmed by the noise and confusion and cowered in the corner of her run.  The good folks there contacted MAESSR, and Lucy moved to a caring foster home in Pennsylvania.
Lucy is open and affectionate with her only sin being that she likes to jump up as a greeting—sometimes a bit too much for little ones.  The shelter reported that she would jump into a person’s arms on command!  This smart girl knows “sit,” “give paw,” and “come.”  She will also fetch, retrieve, and sometimes even let go of toys thrown.  Lucy is completely housetrained, crates quietly, and loves being brushed.
Miss L spent some time at a MAESSR event and woo-wooed all who visited.  She met and greeted many smaller kids in costume, and although she was a bit overwhelmed by the crowd, she smiled her Springer smile and took head pets from the young ones with no problems.
Her leash manners are lacking as this gal doesn't track very straight, tending instead to dwell on smells as many Springers do.  But, just give her time; she's willing to learn.  In the car, she climbs into the passenger side floorboard and just relaxes while riding along
In her foster home, Lucy made herself part of the gang of two male dogs and one female almost immediately after arriving in foster care..  At night and while her foster folks are away, Lucy is crated next to the resident hound.  Fed separately but not separated from the other dogs, she eats her food without complaint.   She and the resident hound play chase around the yard with or without toys as bait.
This love’s usual position when the humans are watching TV is sprawled out in “frog” pose in the floor nearby.  Despite her young age, she has an off button and knows how to be mellow.
With her history, Lucy would probably do better in a home without another female dog, although she's fine with the submissive female in her foster home.  Eighteen months seems to be about the time energetic young Springers like to push buttons to see who is boss, and Lucy is true to form.  But with her openly affectionate personality, her quiet happy smile, and her willingness to learn, she'll make someone a great dog.   Her happy wagging full tail is a joy to watch.