IN FOSTER CARE

Lucy

Personality Color: green

Green dogs are a bit more shy and sensitive, maybe a little anxious, but are sweet and they try hard. These dogs will flourish with patient adopters providing gentle guidance and confidence building. They are likely too timid for active homes with children, and would do best in a calm, quiet home getting the TLC they deserve.
medium
  • female

Bio data

My name is Lucy AKA Goose, Goosey, or just Luce for short. Sometimes my foster parents like to call me Bone-Loose on the account when I lay down and cuddle with them I will contort my body as though I ain’t got no bones.

I am very well behaved on leash, for example, you can stop, pull up on my leash lightly but consistently and I’ll pop a squat. Take me on a hike I’ll even carry my own food and water in my own backpack, and pull you up any tough hills 😁 Take me for a jog too, maybe let me sniff for a few minutes but once we get up to speed I’ll keep up the whole time.

I will sleep and go to my kennel without a fuss. I like having my space, even though I might love your couch and bed more 😉 I’ll even take my din-dins in there if you want just say “kennel” with food in hand, I’ll be there quickly!

I’m proud to be the Chicken Hide and Seek Champion of 2022! One of my favorite games. Ask me to “sit, lay down” then “wait”. Hide my treats all around where I’m allowed to go. You may have to remind me to “wait” a few times, sorry I’m excited. When you’ve hidden all my treats, tell me “Ok, find it” and I’ll dart off hunting for my treasure.

That’s not all I can do. I can also: Shake, other shake, spin, and roll over. I’m also pretty good if you ask me to “leave it”. I’m playful and responsive if play needs to end. One of my favorites is tug, I’m really good at it I think. If you tear it away from me and throw it, I’ll bring it RIGHT back for a round two.

I’m what we call 85% house trained, when it rains or the ground is wet outside my ‘delicate sensibilities’ prevent me from relieving myself outside. Though if you take me for a regular walk I will relieve myself quickly so I can enjoy the rest of it lighter 😜 Also I might just change my mind if you remind me by giving me a treat whenever you catch me using the outdoors as my toilet.

My foster parents have been feeding me in Kong, freezing my kibble with chicken broth. It’s delicious and I’m SO smart; I figured out I can drop it down the steps and it will break pieces off faster. I do have a tendency to drink too much water in one sitting and throw it up 😅 so I have this new “slow feeder bowl” where my water goes.

Kids: 8+, sensitive, shy, go slow

Dogs: unknown at shelter, per foster – needs to be only dog

Recommended Discussion Topics: fearful dogs, go slow, adjustment period