Lucy is a 4 year old GSP liver/ticked girl who needs a new home through no fault of her own. She is a friendly happy girl with no major issues but who would benefit from more training. Sadly her owner is in hospital and is not going to be able to look after her in the future.
Lucy is in good health and house-trained and crate trained.
She is docked, neutered and holds a full Pet Passport.
Lucy is a friendly girl and good with other dogs and people. She is used to older children, but might be a bit too bouncy for younger ones. Lucy has visited a home with a dog-savvy cat and caused no issues.
Lucy playing enthusiastically with her best mate, a GWP X Collie boy
Lucy is not familiar with stock so care would have to be taken to introduce her carefully.
Lucy does pull on the lead, although that is managed with a Halti (but she isn’t impressed! – In our experience using a Gencon would suit her better).
Lucy has erratic recall. She is fine where there is nothing to hunt i.e. the beach, but can disappear for 10-15 minutes where there is game in more country areas. But she does always return. So more training is needed with this.
Lucy is fed twice a day on a complete dry dog food.
Lucy is OK to be left alone or with the company of another dog for reasonable periods. (N.B. She did suffer from SA when originally rescued from France, but that has resolved, but could recur in a new home initially whilst she settled).
Lucy’s bad habits area described as being her patchy recall, and her being a dedicated food thief/scrounger given any opportunity.
Lucy travels well in a car (crated).
Lucy is looking for an experienced GSP home. She would benefit from living with a calmer canine companion, although could be an only dog with plenty of human involvement. Lucy could live with older dog-savvy children. Lucy has shown no interest in cats, so could live with a cat subject to careful introductions. Lucy will need some more training as she has been allowed (through circumstance) to do her own thing - not all of it ideal!
Lucy is currently living in Hampshire.
Please get in touch if you feel that you can offer Lucy the perfect active home.
N.B. If you haven’t already done so, please complete our on-line Adoption Interest form before getting in touch:-
Lucy's family believe that they may have found a new home for Lucy locally, so she is currently not available. If their home falls through, she will then be rehomed via ourselves.
Many thank to all of you who offered her a home (9 families at the last count!).
I am sorry that you were not able to get a new dog on this occasion, but I am pleased that Lucy has found somewhere.