Lucy arrived at NCCR 2/14/2023, rescued after she had been dumped at the vet’s as a puppy to be euthanized for being too active. She is an approximately 1-year-old spayed female Retriever mix. She is a sweet, affectionate, and lively dog who needs an outlet for her youthful energy and a patient family who will put the time into training and exercising her appropriately. Lucy gets along very well with other friendly, playful dogs. She is an agile fence-climber and very clever!

Lucy spent some time with a foster family and this is what they have to say about her: Lucy is a very excitable bundle of joy! She loves meeting people and playing fetch. She is good with crates and is mostly potty trained. She is food motivated as well as play motivated. Her walking is getting better too. Overall, Lucy is a fast learner and is very smart. Her excitement does make her still jump to greet people and when playing. She has a strong prey drive, so we don’t recommend there being small animals in the house, like a cat. That said, she has shown a lot of restraint and through some proper training it may be feasible. She likes hugs and squeezes, and will lean on furniture and rub on legs and walls. She is a big chewer, so make sure to have good chew toys to steer her away from furniture. Lucy would be a lovable addition to any family. She is still a puppy and has some training to be worked on, but she is so smart she will be the ideal house dog in no time.

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.  *After you have completed your application, you will get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you.   If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Lucy is sponsored by Jill Reese, and Ron and Brenda Johnson, Randy and Debby Ruhland and Will and Cindy Hepfer in memory of Skye and Rosa McDonald. Thank you everyone!

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