Beautiful, Sweet, Loveable Lucy is enjoying life, perhaps for the very first time. Lucy spent the first six years of her life abused and neglected. She was eventually taken by authorities. She lived those 6 years in filth and fear, BUT Lucy has found her inner happy and has learned to wag her tail a million wags a
minute! She is a delight! She loves walks, other dogs, laying in the sun, consistent meals, and a life without fear. She is starting to love snuggling – she just isn’t real sure how to do it, yet, but she tries so very hard! She is a bit clumsy, but her feelings of joy and love for her new life and the people in it are very real! In spite of the cruelty she has seen and experienced, she harbors no resentment, only uncertainty. We have seen ZERO aggression. Lucy has a pure soul and an incredibly kind heart. Lucy is a Border Collie mix weighing in at 43 pounds. Lucy may never be the life of the party. She is very worried when new people approach her and will get very small and try to become invisible. If her environment gets too chaotic she will retreat to a quiet and distant space. However, she is completely devoted to her foster mom and dad. They have gained her trust and she loves to lay on the floor at their feet. She is so attached to them that she is already hiking off leash and never strays from their sight. She may lag behind to smell a particularly good smell, but comes running when called. Lucy adores her people, is good with other dogs, somewhat fearful of cats – but has learned to coexist with the cats in her foster home, is house trained and crate trained, though she definitely does not need a crate. Lucy is smart and is a willing and happy learner. She joyfully responds to positive reinforcement. Any kind of anger, roughness or harsh restraint will shut her down. She is content to be in the house in crummy weather, but enjoys sunning herself on the deck on nice days. One fairly long walk a day is all she requires in the exercise department. Lucy is beginning to see the value of play and will fetch a ball! If you are willing to spend some time gaining her trust, Lucy will give you undying devotion, companionship and a loving hiking/walking partner in return. She neither requires, nor expects much but gives SO much love in return. She will do best in a patient, predictable and structured environment.