January 2017: Now that we are getting to know Becky we can tell you what a sweet and beautiful girl she is! She is a tall girl and is about 70 lbs and 3 years old.
Becky finds comfort in a home environment. She enjoys chew toys and does well with toys designed for a busy girl. Our day care friends found that Becky is very nervous in a kennel environment. She paces and cries and does not want to be in the kennel, but out in the pack she does well with dogs her size and bigger. She LOVES her humans and thinks she is quite the lap dog. She did well with a pre-teen boy and learned the gentle leader in no time on her walks; without the gentle leader she does pull.
Becky gets along well with other dogs in different settings, but she will compete for human attention or toys so a strong leader is important, or just the right dog friend that doesn’t mind sharing. Our foster families feed the dogs separately but we recommend doing that with Becky permanently as she does best when she doesn't have to worry about sharing with other animals. Without knowing a complete history of rescue dogs, you never know if they've had to fight or scavenge for food. Becky is happy to be getting consistent meals and loving!
Miss Becky could be an only dog with an active family. She is thriving in that environment at this time. She is living in foster with cats and at first she was doing well, but now she is too interested in the cats and is chasing them. We think a feline free home is necessary for her.
Becky can be nervous in the car and should be in a crate. With repeated positive experiences this is slowly getting better. She went on an outing recently with one of our volunteers and she had a lot of fun hiking through the woods on a leash. It took her a bit to find a good pace to walk rather than pulling so she will need continued training As is the case with most dogs rescued as adults, we suspect she’s had little to no exposure to a leash.
Becky jumps a 4 foot fence with no problem so if she will need one that is much taller. She is able to stay at home without a crate as long as it's a dog-proof area and as long as she has her toys and bones to keep her busy.
Before she came to us, our southern shelter partner told us, "Beautiful Becky is a sweet, energetic and friendly Labrador Retriever mix. She has a silky black coat with a tiny patch of white on her chest. She is a happy-go-lucky, good-natured girl. Becky is an enthusiastic companion on daily walks. She loves her time in the shelter yard, where she is one of our star ballplayers - she even loves carrying her tennis ball in her mouth while she goes for walks! Becky is a bright dog who consistently responds to the “come” and “sit” commands. She enjoys sitting happily by your side to be petted and is an affectionate sweetie. Becky has lots of energy and would be an excellent hiking or running buddy. She would probably love an agility course! Becky will be a wonderful part of her new family!
Becky recently stayed as a weekend houseguest at one of our volunteer's homes and they said she was a TERRIFIC girl; they wished they had room for one more in their canine family! They reported, 'After she plays hard or is well-exercised, she enjoys sitting happily by your side to be petted or to get a back massage. It took her a little bit to calm down in the new environment but once she had a good ball playing time she calmed down and was ready to snuggle. She consistently used the bathroom outside.'
She has been around volunteers of all ages at our shelter, and has done well with everyone. She will need a good amount of activity to keep her busy, and firm and consistent structure/discipline to be best behaved as she adjusts to her new home. My husband is a professional K-9 handler, and he enjoyed working with Becky. Becky also behaved well and played nicely with our 45 pound female Pit Bull pup, Lily. They became quick pals, ate their meals quietly within a few feet of each other, and Becky didn't seem possessive of food, us or toys while in our home.”
This pretty lady would like a new foster or forever home where she can relax and have a great time.
To learn more about Lucky Pup Rescue, please visit our website: www.luckypuprescue.org. If you have interest in any of our dogs, please fill out the application and we'll work with you to find a great match for your family: http://www.luckypuprescue.org/#!adoption-application/c1aw8.
Please note, we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed, they are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England. If you find a dog you would like to meet, our expectation is that, once approved, you will travel to meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
Thank you for considering rescue!