Friday, 6 June 2014


It is hard to believe when you look at the photo above but this sweet gentle girl was found in such a pitiful state in a kill shelter in Croatia. When our rescuers found her she was a walking skeleton, caked in dirt and goodness knows what, trying to survive in a pen of mixed age/size/gender dogs. We found out that she had been in that place for so long, since she was a small puppy only a few months of age.

How she survived in there is incredible as normally pups that young would be killed by the more aggressive older dogs or sadly waste away as they would be less able to get any food that was thrown on the floor for all the dogs in that same kennel to eat. How long Lucy would have survived if she had not been rescued is hard to say, we just know what bad shape she was in and needed out as soon as possible.

As soon as she was rescued she was taken to the veterinarian to check her overall health, to be vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. Then she was taken into foster care and when she had a little more weight on her she was taken back to be sterilised. After her quarantine period had past she was transported to the UK where she now resides in one of our foster homes. Below is a write up from her foster mum.

Lucy truly is a lovely dog, when she first came here she was very scared of everything and everyone. It has been a pleasure to see her blossom and to realise not all humans and animals want to hurt her.
Amazingly considering her background she is house trained, asks to go outside to do her business. She has gotten along fine with all our own dogs here however I have to say when she firsts meets a dog there can be a little fisty cuffs but once that was sorted she truly is a wonderful dog. She even gets along with our cats!!!

She is Perfect on the lead, not too great in the car but OK on short journeys. She adores ball games and anything remotely agility based. Such a character and so very loving. At night I have a dog bed in the bedroom and she happily snoozes in there till the morning when it is tine to get up. She can be left alone for short periods of time, no destructive behavior has been shown at all, as long as you don't count the toilet roll being shredded and Lucy looking very pleased with herself.

Personally I believe her perfect home where they have time to work with this sweet girl, maybe agility training  or at the least someone who is looking for a companion to take for long walks in the park or along the beach.

A very clever young dog who is quick to learn new things and just wants you to be pleased with her. Lots of positive praise works well with Lucy and the lucky family who adopt her will have the most loyal dog they could wish for.  As mentioned Lucy gets along fine with other dogs and cats, however I would suggest if there already is a dog in the home they need to be the confident type but very friendly, and if need be will stand there ground and not let a young whipper snapper tell them what to do.

Lucy is:
Fully Vaccinated (Including Anti Rabies)
Has full EU Pet Passport
Good with other dogs (Check above description for more info)
Good with cats
Good with Humans ( All sizes but recommend 7yrs +)

If you could offer this incredible brave young dog a forever home where she will be loved and cared for her entire life please do contact our charity as soon as possible.

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