My name is Lucy!

Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Wantagh, New York - Lucy
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Road to Home Rescue Support - Long Island, NY

Facts about Lucy

  • Breed: Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
DYING of a BROKEN HEART! Sweet, shy, dog friendly LUCY has been with the SAME FAMILY since she was 8 WEEKS OLD. Now 6 years old and starting to gray a little around the muzzle, she got in the car for what was to be a FUN OUTING with the family only to find herself LEFT BEHIND at a MUNICIPAL SHELTER! She is absolutely LOST!

The STAFF at the SHELTER ADORE HER and are PERPLEXED with WHY the family brought this sweet girl in with an INTIMIDATING MUZZLE???! Expecting her to be aggressive, the muzzle was removed to find a confused, sad, sweet -- tender even -- dog that has NO IDEA what just happened... or WHY!

Her BEHAVIORAL EXAM and BEHAVIOR since her arrival mid May has been EXEMPLARY! She's allowed all handling, solicited attention, jumped in the handlers lap, showed no food or toy guarding. She was social with the helper dog. She knows “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “paw” and “come” . She LOVES to play fetch. Stranger test - Lucy approached the stranger slowly with coaxing and sniffed. After a few minutes, she allowed petting.

The owners CLAIM that she has recently been "aggressive with their young daughter and strangers" - having lived for years with adults/seniors/children/infants. She has not reportedly broken the skin. ★ NOTE: The shelter has seen NO EVIDENCE of aggression whatsoever. She meets "strangers" daily at the shelter and solicits attention and petting!

PLEASE help us MAKE this RIGHT! Give this sweet girl a HOME and lets get her out of the shelter.

● LOCATED: LONG ISLAND, NY - can be TRANSPORTED to approved adopter in the NORTHEAST
● 6 yo spayed female, collie/cattle dog mixl, UTD on shots
● Sweet, shy, smart, knows commands, loves fetch
● CATS unknown
● KIDS - ONLY because of owner reports (not consistent with weeks of observation) -- teens and up for Lucy.
● CONTACT: Elyse Shinnick Giurco at Road to Home Rescue --

About Road to Home Rescue Support - Long Island, NY

About Our Rescue Group...

Road to Home was started to be able to focus on animals in need and to provide support to local rescues. After years of working in shelters and with rescues, we decided starting our own rescue was the best way to do what we do best! We are a 100 percent non-profit and 100 percent of the money we raise goes towards animals in need. Our 5013c is pending. Here’s what we will focus on:

-Providing guidance and support for re-homing an animal.
-Providing medical attention, training, spay/neuter, and food/supplies to a homeless animal.
-Pulling an animal from a euthanasia list or from an unsafe situation and placing them in a foster or permanent home.
-Working with rescues and shelters to facilitate adoptions by doing home checks, adoption applications, and networking to find foster or permanent homes for animals in need.
-Working with rescues and shelters to coordinate adoption events, food drives, and fundraisers.
-Raising money through a Chip-In to help specific dogs with training, medical needs, and adoption.
-Raising funds that can be allocated to specific needs of other rescues and shelters (including medical expenses, training expenses, food, and transport) as well as pledging money to animals in jeopardy of euthanasia.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our Adoption Process...

Road to Home Rescue Support requires an adoption contract and application to be completed and executed. Personal references, vet reference and a home visit must be approved to finalize the adoption.

To adopt, please email us at

Road to Home Rescue Support Adoption Fees:
Puppies age 2-4 months $350
Puppies age 5 – 11 months $300
Adult Dogs 1yr or older $250
Senior & Special Need Dogs - &75

Adult Cats (1yr and over) - $75
Kittens - $100 (2 kittens $150)

Fees include: UTD shots, spay/neuter, HW treatment (if dog is +), transport and microchip.