Lucy is an 8 year old female Pointer cross Labrador type lady of approximately 8 years old who is being fostered in Gloucestershire with two dogs and older children.
On our recent trip to Spain we met Lucy for the first time, she had actually be in rescue for over 2 years but because whenever we go to the kennels to meet the dogs with the Charity we work with, she never came out, she was living in a compound environment with over 20 dogs. Somebody had told me about Lucy and I asked to see her she had to be pulled out the kennel to see me and she just stood there looking so sad and withdrawn a dog that had given up really is the only thing that came to mind completely shut down and depressed, we all looked at her with tears in our eyes and I said let me take her home for a few days and give her some time out while I am over and thats what I did.
This was the first day she just sat on her bed. Later on that day I visited my friend and took her with me and she just laid down in front of the fire.
Lucy was exhausted and withdrawn the first 24 hours she slept on my bed and never moved all night but happily came out for a short walk and did her business outside.
After 48 hours she started feeling happier the tail started wagging.
We went out for lunch and she and another friend were given sausages the world was getting better for Lucy.
So that was Lucy’s story she is now in foster in UK living with two other dogs and two older children she has really started to settle and recently we have started letting her off the lead and although she loves to sniff and run around her recall is pretty good, fostering brings its rewards and watching this lovely girl grow in confidence and the light finally go on in her eyes is amazing.
She is a quiet dog to have around the house and will just lay on a comfortable bed but she loves her walks and runs too and I think she is probably younger than she looks looking on how she is changing on a daily basis now.
She gets on well with the two males dogs we have and seems to really love them but they are older and pretty much are as chilled as her. She has a lovely temperament and has no malice in her, she can sometimes get a bit scared of new people coming into the house but not for long, she also seems a bit frightened by traffic.
She travels well in the car and will lay quietly on the seat. This lovely girl deserves a lovely home something I am not sure she has ever had. She would benefit from a quiet home, someone who lives in the country and loves their walking as she does, she could live with quieter old dogs like herself.
Lucy has been spayed, vaccinated and has had her blood tests.