Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 5 years (4-19-2011)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lucy came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction.
Lucy is a happy, bouncy, outgoing girl and has been doing great about adjusting very well to life as a pet in her foster home. She loooves her human attention and loves pets and butt scratches! She seems to get along well with everyone she meets and while she has only been in foster care for a short while, seems to do very well with the other dogs of all sizes in her current foster home. She hasn't really initiated play at all, but she just hangs out with the other dogs and seems to enjoy their company.
Lucy is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing well with going potty outside, a regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when she is left unsupervised/ her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home and when she is not being watched. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of and how to be a pet.
Medically, Lucy seems to be in great health! As with many Bulldogs, she does have some deep facial wrinkles that need to be cleaned out regularly but other than that, she has no known health issues. Also, while it is not a medical issue, she has a large scar on her left side from a previous side c-section (no those are not normal - she was likely bred so many times that her abdominal wall was not strong enough for yet another c-section so they started doing them from her side instead). She has now been spayed (with old scarring and adhesions cleaned out of her abdomen during her spay), had a dental and has been updated on vaccinations/wormings. Lucy currently has no known health issues.
Lucy would do well in almost any type of home but she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash. A house will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). She is still learning to go up and down stairs, but has been doing great with it so far! She just has to go slow, and she seems to do well. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. She is typically a quiet girl, and loves to just hang out near her people! If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lucy, please click below to submit an application for her today!