When life hands you lemons, it turns out that is fortunate.
Meet Lucy Lemon, a 2-year-old, 38-pound Lemon Beagle. Lemon Beagles are actually pretty rare, so we had to meet her in person to discover who she is. This has been a TREAT for us.
Lucy came to us when her mom’s circumstances changed. Lucy has always been loved and cared for, and she has long been a part of a healthy, functioning Pack.
For the most part, Lucy is a submissive dog. She allows members of her foster family, including the other dogs, to take her toys. She shows no resource guarding over toys or food. She plays nicely with other dogs and has a LOT of energy.
A 2-year-old dog is an adult dog, but not by much! She is still very young, and she loves to run in the yard. Her ideal home would have another dog she can play with. She may be a little too much for a senior dog, but she would thrive with another playful dog. She’s also great around cats. Because of her sweet temperament and submissive nature, we have no worries about placing her in a home with children 5 and older. She is a bouncy beagle, so she will play hard, but dog savvy kids will have a blast with her. She’s never shown an ounce of aggression in her original home or in her foster home. She blended into her new pack with ease.
Lucy is completely crate trained! We don’t recommend leaving a dog in a crate for 8+ hours, but her original owner did, and Lucy seemed to be fine with it. Typical of a young, exuberant dog, Lucy is a chewer. She will need lots of toys to chew and observation while not engaged with her toy. We don’t recommend leaving her out of her crate while you run an afternoon of errands! Fortunately, you just have to point to her crate, and she will run in willingly. She likes to relax on a cushion with a chew toy while you do what you need to do. She keeps her crate clean and dry too!
Lucy is also housebroken! She currently goes out every few hours and does her business quickly! She loves to run and play in the yard to expend her energy, so a good romp every day would be ideal for her. Her foster mom says she has never heard Lucy bark, but she is a Beagle, so barking in her future is likely. This is common Beagle behavior and not something that goes away.
Being a Beagle also means Lucy is a flight risk. She is following her nature here. Beagles are hunting dogs. They like to chase squirrels and rabbits as they were bred to do. A fenced in yard would be best for her so she can run. She doesn’t seem to want to challenge a regular fence, but if you leave a door open….. beagles are going to beagle.
Lucy is ready to go on the road with you (keep her leashed!) as often as you like. She’s a dream in the car beside you. She’s fascinated by the world going by! She walks well on a leash and has good manners. As with all dogs, we recommend Lucy’s new family enroll in training courses to reinforce the skills she has and make sure those skills transfer to her new home. Basic obedience classes also provide a nice way for dog and family to bond.
Lucy is spayed, up to date on her shots, and heartworm negative. She’s ready to get into her forever home. All she needs is you to say YES!
Name: Lucy Lemon
Age: 2 years 0 months (estimated)
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 5
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Adoption Fee: $500.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.