13 year old Lucy the pekingese mix is in need of an adoptive home. Lucy’s owners were senior citizens; her lady passed away recently and her man is moving to assisted living. This is the plight of so many senior dogs. While it is very sad, we hope to help Lucy find a home with someone who will love and appreciate her cute face and funny personality. Lucy weighs just about 10 pounds, she’s a compact cutie!

Being accustomed to not sharing her humans, Lucy would like to continue that. A no cat and no dog home is what Lucy needs. Because Lucy can be picky about too much touching, she should not go to a home where there are kids under age 13 around. Lucy is losing her vision;  that can make a dog  defensive of themselves because they can’t see who is coming!

Lucy is an independent girl, she doesn’t enjoy being held or sitting on someone’s lap. Give her a ball and she’s a happy girl! She will entertain herself by dropping her ball from a chair and jumping down to retrieve it. We are told she can still chase a ball and she enjoys going for daily walks. Lucy enjoys time outside in a fenced yard. She also appreciates sitting on a chair in the living room and does fine when she’s left alone at home. At this time Lucy can manage a while before she needs a potty break.

Stairs need to be taken slow for Lucy. This is more than likely due to loss of peripheral vision, something common in older dogs. She was recently taken to the vet by her extended family and they had lab work done to be sure Lucy was in good shape for adoption. The vet gave her a clean bill of health. While it’s wonderful this was done for Lucy now, her adopter needs to be prepared to provide Lucy with lifelong care and good quality food.

If you’ve ever had a pekingese in your life, you will more than likely understand (and chuckle when you recall yours) Lucy. We hope to help find this adorable girl a home with someone who will appreciate her.

Lucy is located on Vashon Island, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.