Adoptable Dog of the Week- Lucy

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A big girl with a big heart, this pooch just wants someone to give her a chance! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Lucy, a 4 years old Maremma Sheepdog from Augusta, Maine. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and knows basic commands. Lucy is a big dog and a guardian breed, so she needs a home without children in it. She is good with cats and other dogs, so wouldn’t mind sharing her new home with four-legged roommates. 

Lucy is your typical watchdog: she is wary of strangers and will bark at anyone she doesn’t know that tries to enter her territory. Maremma Sheepdogs are independent spirits and fierce protectors, and this gal is true to her breed: her instincts are to guard livestock and she will protect everything she considers to be her own. This doesn’t mean she’s aggressive, it’s just that she needs a bit more time to warm up to new people – it would be ideal if her new owners were experienced with livestock guardians or other guardian breeds and would know how to handle delicate situations.

Lucy went to obedience class and knows basic commands such as “paw”, “sit,” “stay,” “lay down,” “come,” “heel,” and “leave it.” She is also leash trained and does great on walks. Lucy had previous experience with felines and doesn’t mind sharing her home with dog-savvy kitties. She is also great with other dogs, especially those that are respectful of boundaries and like playing.

If you are interested in this unique, lovable girl, contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society to learn more about her and how you could be the one to adopt her. She’d be the ideal pet for someone with a big fenced backyard and experience with guarding breed dogs – fingers crossed it’s you that gets to include Lucy in her family!