|Sweet (not so) Lucky girl! Why when they are named Lucky are they anything but?? Well - she is lucky to be rescued and now at Milo where she will be fed well, have staff and volunteers care for her, and once she puts on some weight and is good and hearty, get spayed and be off to a loving home!
*Shelter Notes* "Lucky was brought in by someone who had witnessed her being physically abused. She is a very sweet girl but it's clear she's had no training or time invested in her. Her original intake paperwork says adult but she's probably 6-8 months. She's super sweet and likes dogs."
She is a lanky, tail wagging pup ready to start learning about the good life!
She needs and deserves some TLC!
*Foster Notes* 8/16/17 "Sweet Lucky has fully recovered and now is 33 lbs., fully house trained,
has no food aggression, knows many commands, is learning to heel and has
good leash manners, including greeting people and other dogs. With daily
exercise, she is calm and quiet in the house and likes to follow you around
or hang out in the same room. In the yard she loves to investigate and hunt
squirrels and gophers. On outings, she will walk/run with you for miles.
She loves to play with other dogs and is learning, with a 6 month training
plan, how to take cues from other dogs. She also could be a great companion
for a compatible, active dog that likes to wrestle, play and explore. She
is very sweet, curious about everything and, with a strong leader, quickly
learns and adapts. She deserves a forever home now."
*FOSTER NOTES* 5/21/17- At Milo and in her few weeks with her foster person, Lucky has recovered and now is 30 lbs, with a glossy, chocolate brown coat and a puppy/terrier keen interest in everything. She is friendly with all people wherever she meets them. She has no food aggression at all (and food even can be taken out of her mouth) despite her previous near starvation.
She has a puppy “off/on switch.” When “off,” she will curl up next to you on the couch, with her head in your lap. She is housetrained and learns quickly. She will follow you around and knows how to come, sit, stay/wait, and pays attention for cues (well, unless a squirrel or other exciting things are nearby).
When she is “on,” she goes from lap dog to big dog mode, investigating everything with high energy. She loves to chew on knuckle bones/bully sticks, play with her toys, dig for gophers and race around in the yard and “hunt” for squirrels. She likes to chase stray cats, so is best in a home without cats. It seems she never had much chance to play with other dogs, so needs and is receiving training for new dog encounters.
Her ideal home would have a fully secure yard for running, digging, playing, chasing a ball and dog companions to play with or, if not, 2-3 walks a day in a setting without a lot of frustrating on leash, other dog encounters until she learns enough for dog parks where she can romp around and burn off some of her terrier/puppy energy. She also could be a great jogging companion with that type of leash training. She is very sweet natured, curious about everything, and gaining experience and confidence in the world.