When meeting new people, Lucille just walks right up, expecting to be the center of attention! She isn’t a big licker, but if you let her, she’ll give out some kisses :) Her overall demeanor is extremely mellow. Spurts of energy will shine through occasionally (especially when Foster Mom comes home after being in class!), but other than that, she’s just a bump on a log, who occasionally will chew on a toy – her favorites are Nylabones & stuffed toys. Short walks and some mini play sessions are all it takes to satisfy Lucille’s exercise needs. Her favorite past time is rolling on her back, be it in the grass, the middle of the street, or the rug! She just wants a free back scratch!
Structured introductions are always a good idea and Lucille tends to do fine with pups outside when on a leash. There is absolutely no hesitation as she struts her stuff and walks right up to them. Upon first introductions, she doesn’t seem particularly interested, but her habit of being an ‘in-your-face’ dog when she gets to roam freely, is not always welcome. She would probably do best as an only dog because of this. If she is going to live in a home with other dogs, it’s important that she is properly introduced and monitored until she fully settles in. Once settled, she’s just a love bug! Cats do not reside in Lucille’s current home, so we aren’t sure how she would do with them. But children are certainly a friend of Lucille’s as all she wants is love :)
Lucille is basically housebroken; if she is left for more than 6 hours at a time, she may have an accident. But in the presence of her Foster Mom, there have been no issues at all! Her crate is not a favorite spot but she does fine with the run of the house (other than the pottying if left alone for more than 6 hours). We don’t think she’d do well with cats based on her overly excited pull when seeing them on walks. Her affection outweighs her minor flaws and she’s mastered the “Why’d you stop petting me?” look like no other… being curled up and smushed between pillows is where she prefers to spend her time if she isn’t being showered with pets and attention already.
Since her heartworm treatment, Lucille has really started coming out of her shell. She does this funny thing where she pulls toys out of the toy basket, then hoards them in her crate. It’s like she’s hiding them from…someone? She also gets super excited when it’s time for a walk and she’ll do some mad hops at the door to hurry you up!
Love and affection are two things you will not fall short of with this cutie! If you’re looking for a dog who will have unconditional love for you and just love on you as much as you love on her, Lucille is your lady! Come and meet her and you’ll understand what I mean!
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