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Cow and Lucy

by Carole Feeny |

Adopter Name


Rescue Dog’s Name

Cow and Lucy

Where Did You Find Your Dog?

Lucy was shared on Facebook the night before she was set to be euthanized for having mange. I had never fostered before but I knew I couldn’t let her die for something treatable. A week after I stepped up to foster her, the ”rescue” bailed on her and it was up to me to finish her treatment. 6 months later, she was medically cleared but had severe dog aggression from the lack of being able to socialize properly. We started agility training and she has truly became one of the best dogs! She can still be reactive but she peacefully shares her life with 3 other fur siblings now! Cow was born in the county pound and at 5 days old, his mom and 9 other siblings were set to be euthanized. Thankfully, a rescue pulled him and when he was about 4 months old and the last of the puppies to be adopted, he came to me to be fostered. 3 months later, a family adopted him and I was devastated but I felt it was the best for him. Unfortunately, 6 weeks later he was found on the streets of Phoenix by animal control. He was brought into the pound once again and labeled as ”human aggressive”. He was chipped and the family never changed the information so I was lucky to have gotten the call. The pound didn’t even want to allow him out because of how aggressive they claimed he was. I begged and begged and finally signed a waiver and was allowed to take him out. When he got into the lobby, I knelt down and called him, he pulled right out of the volunteers hands and into my arms. The whole lobby was crying including myself and Cow! He knew he was finally safe.

Tell Us About the Moment When You Knew that You Two Were Meant for Each Other.

Both Lucy & Cow are what I say to be my ”soul pups”. There is connection between us that is unlike anything else. Everyone claims how lucky they must be to have found me but I’m the lucky one. I’ve been blessed with 2 of the most amazing dogs who are constantly changing hearts and minds; one pit bull kiss at a time!

How Has Your Hero Changed Your Life?

Both Lucy and Cow are the reason I advocate for pit bulls and rescuing! Lucy has proven that just because a rescue dog may have issues, hardwork and love go a long way. Because of her, I am in the process of starting an advocacy group For The Love of Lucy to help others with dogs who may have behavior issues and might not have the money to get the training the dog needs. I want to keep dogs out of the pounds/shelters . I want to show people that living with a dog who has behavior issues is not impossible.

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