Castaway Critters, the James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation
Offering Hope and new beginnings to the lost and forgotten, the sick, and the abandoned
|HomeAnimalsAbout UsContact Us|
Terrier / Beagle (short coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Medium
Lucy is a lovely and loving Beagle mix. While we don’t know much about Lucy’s past, she was obviously someone’s pet before she found herself on her own. She has wonderful manners, is very attentive, follows commands, walks well on a leash and is completely housebroken. At only three years old, Lucy is long past all the puppy drama and destruction, but she has many years left to share with a family of her very own. With her sweet, laid-back personality, Lucy would be a good fit for just about anyone – an active family with kids, a single person looking for a devoted companion, or a couple who want a four-footed kid they can spoil. Lucy is a petite girl at 34 pounds. She has a very calm demeanor and rarely barks. And she wouldn’t be too picky about her home either. She would do just fine in an apartment or townhouse or a house with a fenced yard. One thing Lucy absolutely loves is going for walks (A must!) and she also does well riding in a car. She gets along with her foster siblings – two smaller dogs and one Shepherd mix who is a bit bigger than her. However, she doesn't care for overly rambunctious dogs who don’t respect her space. There are also four kitties in her foster home that she has accepted with no issues. Lucy tolerates other animals but really doesn’t interact with any of them and she would definitely be okay with being an only pet so she could be the center of attention. Lucy has a beautiful white coat with just a hint of tan ticking on her ears and across her back. She has big, caramel-colored eyes that ooze adoration for anyone who gives her attention. Aside from daily walks, Lucy is content to hang out on a comfy bed and to be near her people. She is a very low maintenance girl – an occasional brushing, bath and nail clipping would be all she needs. She is spayed, current on all vaccines and micro chipping is included in her $260.00 adoption fee. Lucy is a young, awesome dog who is ready and willing to return any kindness, love and attention a hundredfold. If you would like to add a sweet love bug to your life, please consider adopting Lucy. You can apply online or contact her foster mom Kimm directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, one day, I thought surely my prayers had been answered. A friendly person came and rescued me! I was so relieved and I just knew all my dreams were about to come true. I was going to my REAL HOME! But the place the kind person took me to wasn’t my REAL HOME. There were other nice people there who made me feel welcome. They fed me, talked sweetly to me and gave me a soft blanket to sleep on – but it wasn’t my REAL HOME. This place had cold, concrete floors and wire cages and there were so many other doggies there. A lot of them were sad and confused, and pretty soon, I started to feel sad and confused, too. I thought I was a good girl and I was so sure that there was a REAL HOME for me somewhere. But maybe I’d been wrong all along. I had been so happy and excited when I was rescued but now I was really beginning to lose hope. What if my REAL HOME was only a dream?
Every day that passed made it harder to believe in my REAL HOME. So when another kind person came to the shelter and took me and some of the other doggies for a very long drive, I wanted to believe that I was going to my REAL HOME. But I wouldn’t let myself get too excited – I just didn’t want to be disappointed again. At the end of our trip, there were more kind people and one came over to me. She talked sweetly to me, took me out of my crate and gently stroked my ears and head then led me to her car. Could this be what I’d been hoping for and dreaming of for so long? Could I finally be going to my REAL HOME?
I soon discovered that my next stop was not my REAL HOME, but a Foster Home where I would live until we find my REAL HOME. A Foster Home is kind of like a REAL HOME. I’m loved and looked after here; I’m safe and warm like I always hoped for. But a foster home is supposed to be temporary, a REAL HOME is forever and that’s exactly what I’m praying I’ll find. I’m very happy living here but now I know that my REAL HOME isn’t just a dream and one day soon I will find it.
More about Lucy
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids