Meet Lucy! Lucy is an adorable 8 year old terrier mix with the cutest short legs; sje can’t wait to find a loving home!. Lucy loves to sit in your lap and soak up affection, and would be snuggled up by your side all day if she had the choice. She does well in the car and she loves walks (she is fantastic on a leash!), and will make a wonderful, loyal companion for the right person. While initially shy when she first got to the shelter, Lucy spent time in foster care; in her foster home she was able to come out of her shell and be more confident, and her sweet personality really blossomed. She is still timid in new situations and with strangers, and fast movements and loud noises can make her very nervous; she needs a patient and understanding adopter who will give her all the time she needs to adjust to her new home and to trust her new family. Lucy can be particularly fearful of men, so her ideal forever home would be a female-only home. She would likely do best in an adult-only home, but may also be a good match for a family with calm and gentle teenage children. Because Lucy is fearful of strangers, a busy apartment environment where she might encounter neighbors would probably be too stressful for her. As you can tell, a quiet home without a lot of visitors is the perfect fit for this little lady. Lucy has a chronic luxation of her right hip, which means that her femur doesn’t connect normally with her pelvis – we suspect that this is due to an injury earlier in Lucy’s life. However, this doesn’t slow Lucy down one bit and she doesn’t show any signs of pain or discomfort!

Lucy has also been diagnosed with a heart murmur, but is not showing any signs of compromised heart function. We recommend talking with your own full service veterinarian to learn about how you can keep Lucy healthy and happy for the rest of her life. If you are interested in adopting this sweet and sensitive little low-rider, ask how you can meet Lucy today.

Lucy is available for adoption at the Kitsap Humane Society.

THIS IS NOT AN ODH DOG; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.