Ruff Ruff! My name is Lucky
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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Rescue Group: Discarded Miracles
|Breed:||Keeshond Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With Tan||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Looking for someone with a little attitude!
Lucky is a very intelligent, affectionate dog who is highly trainable. He looks you right in the eye - no trouble getting his attention. He is 7 years old and, as you can see, very goodlooking. We have noticed that under the care of an assertive, alpha personality he seems to do fine, but when he is given too much freedom he tends to make bad decisions about strangers and about guarding his food. In short, he has some attitude. Lucky needs a friend who is looking for an imperfect but very interesting companion. Who knows, maybe you're not perfect either!
Lucky is very good with other dogs of all sizes. When a dog barks and gets in his face, he ignores them. He is not a large dog - medium sized with a luxurious fur coat.
We believe that Lucky will do well with someone who makes it clear who is in charge. He very much wants to do what is expected of him. He likes to be challenged mentally, but that's not much of a problem since he loves to learn for treats! He is very focused on his people, which can be a real pleasure. See History section below.
If Lucky is intriguing to you, a foster-to-adopt arrangement may be an option. We just can't give up on Lucky and we hope you will give him the home and structure he needs. Contact DiscardedMiracles@gmail.com.
HISTORY: Lucky was pulled from a shelter by a rescue group volunteer who was not authorized to pull him. He was taken to a boarding kennel where he was left for about a year while no one stepped forward to claim him. We noticed him at that kennel because his behavior was always upbeat - he always came running up to his cage door with a wag and a smile. We spent some time with him with no problems and were able to have him turned over to us to be put up for adoption. Lucky was soon adopted by a very nice but unassertive woman who returned him to us after he nipped her foot in a food bowl incident. She wanted the best for him and even donated money to help us rehome him, but she felt she was not the right person for him. We worked with him for a while, deliberately removing his food dish while he was eating and challenging him to misbehave, but his behavior was fine. A volunteer, also non-assertive, fostered him for a year and liked him very much, but returned him when he became aggressive with her guests. He is now boarding at a kennel while we work with him. We noticed that he initially growled at strangers on walks, but after being given a correction (a yank and a firm "No") on two occasions, the growling behavior stopped.