Iowa City Animal Center

(319) 356-5295 3910 Napoleon Lane Iowa City, IA 52240
Mon - Fri 10:30-5:30 | Sat 10:30-3:00 | Closed Sunday & Holidays

Lucky

Available for Adoption

My Personality & Needs

Personality:
Lucky is an older lady who needs a nice retirement home. Lucky will need an owner who is committed to deal with senior dog issues. She has an on going skin issue that will require medicated baths at least once a week. Her ears are prone to infection and should be checked by a vet yearly and additionally if they get sore or inflamed. Her teeth/mouth is a mess from chewing on the chain that held her- she may need future dental care. She is very nervous with new people but has learned to slowly trust them especially when they have cheese or hot dogs! She does not like to be reached at or over, but if you put your hand down low, she will come to you. She is slowly adapting here and her training and socialization needs to continue after she is adopted.

Recommended Households:
Lucky is a special needs dog, beyond her behavior issues, she has teeth/mouth problems from chewing on the chain that held her captive and she has frequent skin and ear infections. Adopters will need to be prepared financially for multiple vet visits and treatments. Lucky needs experienced dog owners and a permanent, stable routine environment. She may be a door darter so the home should be set up to prevent escapes. Lucky lived outside her whole life- she is only now learning how to be a pet and house dog. She keeps her kennel clean here- she is very close to being house trained but owners must commit to continue crate training her for total success. Owners will need to crate her when she is not supervised for the first several months.
Crate training is recommended for house training a dog or puppy as it is the most efficient and effective method- it also helps prevent destructive chewing, door darting, and gives a dog a place to retreat. Recommend a positive reinforcement training class to instill good dog manners, provide socialization, and build a strong dog/adopter bond- This dog has a voucher for discounted classes

Animal Information

Gender Female
Age Senior
Looks LikeMixed Breed
Care Environment Indoor / Outdoor
Adult Weight 65 lbs
Spayed / Neutered Yes

Compatibility

Compatible with Children No. Children should be taught proper etiquette around animals. Parents must supervise children
Compatible with Dogs Unknown. May do okay with calm dogs, no small dogs- may chase or harm. No dog park given her history.
Compatible with Cats No. No small animals. May chase or harm.

Center Data

Status Available for Adoption
Arrival DateMarch 30, 2017
Animal ID086725