My name is Lucky!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lovingston, Virginia - Lucky
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Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Facts about Lucky

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8919090-17837
Please contact Astrid (, (804) 761-1386 for more information about this pet.
Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County
29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA  22949
434 263-7722
All animals are located at Almost Home at the above address with the following exceptions... (PSP) indicates they are located at Pets Supplies Plus, Charlottesville, VA;  (FC=initials) indicates animal is living in Foster Care not at our shelter;  Courtesy Postings - see bio for contact information as animals do not  belong to Almost Home.


UPDATE 4/23/17: 

Lucky is a precious nine year old dog that nobody seems to want.  But he has some very endearing traits and we LOVE him.  You will see one of his most endearing traits when you witness him on a car ride.  LUCKY LOVES TO GO FOR CAR RIDES and anytime we walk him through the parking lot at the shelter he asks to get in all of the vehicles parked there!

Because he was chained up for the first seven years of his life and hasn’t had much experience, he is afraid of other dogs, very defensive around them, and must not be around them.  But he is not a bad dog!  Lucky has lived at our shelter for two years now and he hasn’t had a single, qualified person interested in adopting him.  Being a “perpetual motion machine” when he is “confined” in an active environment, he damages his legs as he circles and then he limps for days.  But when he is hanging out with people or riding in vehicles, he relaxes enough to truly enjoy life.  

Today I took my husband Ed and Lucky on a joy ride.  Ed sat in the backseat with Lucky and when Lucky wasn’t looking out the window he was curled up tight on Ed’s lap, doing his best to tuck himself completely into Ed.  As Ed’s hands carressed Lucky’s satiny, sleek coat, Lucky fell asleep on Ed’s lap.  Ed is convinced that Lucky is the best dog ever to have shared the backseat with him.  LUCKY IS EXCELLENT IN THE CAR!!! 

The saddest thing about the ride is that it came to an end.  When Ed woke Lucky up because it was time to get out of the car, Lucky saw that we were back at the shelter and he hesitated before he got out.  How sad.  What Lucky really wants and NEEDS is to go for a ride that will take him to a NEW destination—his FOREVER HOME. 

If you have a fenced yard and no other animals can ever get to him, PLEASE consider adopting Lucky.  He will love hanging out AT home most of the time (no public places or dog parks for him) and going for rides with you any time you’d like a little buddy to tag along. 

If you aren’t in a position to adopt Lucky but you ARE in a position to take him on rides with you, HE WOULD LOVE THAT too.  He is VERY GOOD in the car and the perpetual motion of the car calms him completely down.  So loves hanging out with people in a calm environment.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

 VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS NEEDED. Visit our website for more info 


About Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

About Our Shelter...

Located on Stagebridge Road (Rt. 624) and Rt. 29 just two miles north of Lovingston on 2 acres of Land.
Houses animals in "real-life rooms".
A Spacious lobby/waiting room and reception area.
13 rooms for dogs which will hold 2 to 3 dogs depending on size.
4 cat rooms for multiple numbers of cats.
Two isolation rooms, one for dogs and one for cats.
A room for bathing and grooming.
A food preparation area.
A conference/meeting room.
Inside and outside exercise areas for dogs.
Open seven days a week.
Animals being surrendered by their owners are accepted on a space available basis if they are judged to be adoptable. Animals are also selected from unclaimed or unwanted animals at the Nelson County Animal Control Facility after they are evaluated by the HS/SPCA and judged to be adoptable. Strays will continue to go through Animal Control.

No animal will be put down unless it is judged to be dangerously aggressive or untreatably ill. Almost Home Pet Adoption Center now has several part-time employees
but still relys heavily on volunteer help.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Almost Home Pet Adoption Center

Open 7 Days a Week, 1-4:00 pm
Located at the corner of Rt. 29 and Stagebridge Road in Lovingston, Virginia

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs: $100 Includes Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia test DHLPP and Rabies vaccination, wormings and Spay/Neuter.
Puppies: $125 Includes 3 dhlpp vaccinations, 3 wormings, and a spay/neuter certificate covering a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering. This certificate is accepted by several participating veterinarians.
Cats: $80 Includes Feline Leukemia/Aids test - 2 RCP vaccinations, Rabies vaccination, 2 wormings and spaying/neutering.
Kittens: $100 includes a Feline Leukemia/Aids test, 3 RCP
vaccinations, 3 wormings and a certificate for a rabies vaccination and spaying/neutering b a participating veterinarian.