Lucy – Adopted

Lucy - Pug Rescue of Florida

From Lucy’s Foster Mom:

This fabulous creature is Lucy and when you meet her, you will find yourself saying:   “I LOVE LUCY”!   She is the official tail wagging door greeter here, super loving and attentive.   It’s hard to explain but she has an endearing, goofy way about her (very much like her name sake).   She is 100 % potty trained and unlike most pugs I’ve fostered, Lucy will even go to the door to let you know she wants to go out!   Did I say she was fabulous!!   She loves walks, car rides, and doing anything else her human wants to do.  She does fine with other dogs but she her own woman, not a pushover so no alpha girls in her forever home please.   She won’t put up with that nonsense.

She came to Pug Rescue of Florida via a shelter, where she was estimated to be about 7.  She is always joyful and doesn’t dwell on the bad times in her past, but she had a rough life before making it to PROoF.  It was obvious that she had zero care and had been used to breed many puppies……… Lucy and I sure wish people would figure out how badly most dogs are treated that produce all those puppies people just have to have.   Anyway, those awful days are behind her now.

She’s doing and feeling great now, but when she arrived she did have to have an emergency spay due to a life threatening uterus infection and she had a horrible bladder infection too (again…from lack of care on the part of the nasty breeder).  While she was under to be spayed, we also did her dental, so that is done.  Of course she is up-to-date on vaccines too.   Her skin was infected and she had lots of hair loss when she arrived, but her hair has grown back in.  Now she is a beautiful as she feels.   Like lots of pugs, she has dry eye, and due to the past neglect it has caused her some loss of vision but she does see and gets around great.  She will need to stay on the tacrolimus eye drops for the rest of her life.  Not a biggie for any pug lover and certainly a small price to pay for this much love.   I pay $28 for a 15 ml bottle and it last about 30-45 days.

Surprisingly the shelter that had her did not test her for heartworms before releasing her but of course the breeder didn’t give her any heartworm preventative either, so she does have heartworms.  We are currently treating her with the slow kill method and she is doing great.  Now all she needs is the loving forever home she deserves.  I can tell you this much, this big girl with her bulldog jowls has stolen my heart.  She is a jewel of a pug and will bring someone lucky family lots of laughter and love for all of her days.   If you think you can provide Lucy the home she needs and deserves, please apply today to adopt her.   I would keep her in a minute if I didn’t already have too many.  Her adoption fee is only  $250.  She is currently fostered in the Villages, FL while awaiting her love match.

Complete an adoption application here. If you love me but can’t adopt me, please send a donation to help pay medical bills for not just me but my fellow foster brothers and sisters. They sure could use it!