FIRST GOOD STEP: Fill out out our adoption app on line under forms, no one is obligated but it is the best start. We want a match and it saves time and questions. Then we contact by phone. Go to www.jcldr.com to do the on line application FROM FOSTER MOM: I first noticed Lucy running as a stray through farms in our rural neighborhood. A few days later my daughter drove to her to offer food. Lucy crawled into her arms and into her car. I took Lucy in and fed her back to health. A few weeks later I realized she was pregnant. She had 9 beautifully marked healthy puppies. The pups spent the first month of their lives with their mom indoors in my laundry room because it was winter. Both mom and pups were given a lot of attention and affection. I was able to place the pups through a local rescue group by acting as their foster. Lucy joined my family of four other dogs. She weighs about 73 pounds and is about 2 years old. Lucy is a very affectionate, loving dog. She will lean against my legs, wants hugs and rubs. She is very friendly with all people including my 3 year old granddaughter. When her puppies were small, I would put a clean towel down beside her for my granddaughter so that she could visit with Lucy and the babies. Lucy was quite content with this attention and allowed her puppies to be cuddled. Lucy has been around groups of 20 people at outdoor parties and was a sweet girl. Many visitors came to view her puppies and she was always friendly. She has been well behaved at vet visits, has been a friendly, happy girl to all. She also successfully played and socialized with two shelter pit bulls at our local bully rescue as a dog aggression test and showed no aggression towards them. : Lucy has had two serious dog fights with my elderly female that started snapping at her puppies when they were 12-14 weeks old. Veterinary care was needed although the older dog fully recovered. I have rotated my dogs and kept Lucy separate from my other dogs since these fights, although she touches noses through gates in a friendly manner. One of my other dogs is a very large male who does not usually start fights, but will fight when challenged. Due to my large number of dogs and the risk of a fight with my large male, I have made the decision to seek rehoming for Lucy. I am very fond of her. She does stay quite calm in my laundry room about 5 hours each evening. This room is small and serves a similar purpose as a crate. Lucy has been ok with my cats although exposure has been minimal.