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by Carole Feeny |

Adopter Name

Beverly Levreault

Rescue Dog’s Name


Where Did You Find Your Dog?

When we lost our beloved husky-shepherd rescue (Katie) to illness in 2012, we knew she’d want us to adopt again – we have a number of cats that we’ve taken in, so the new ”kid” would have to be good with cats and like other dogs since all our neighbors had them. We went to Rome Humane Society in Rome, NY, and asked if they had anyone that fit that bill and two workers there simultaneously said ”Lacey!” So we asked about her background – she was approx 4 years old, Australian Cattle Dog mix, unspayed, came in loaded with fleas, and told she was being turned in because ”she needs more room to run” – well, my husband Dave & I turned to look at each other and replied, ”Well, we’ve got 150 acres…do you think that’s enough?” We took her for a walk, filled out the paperwork, made her spay appointment and picked her up the next day. And the rest is history!

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

It actually took some time – Lacey was the one who seemed a little timid about bonding – we suspect that she had been bounced around homes a few times and probably tied outside because of her energy level and anxiety. For the first month or two, I would try to coax her up onto the sofa at night while we were relaxing – no go. And then, all of sudden, one night she looked up at me and I told her come on up….and she did…then timidly started snuggling next to me – my heart melted – I knew that was really big for her. And she spent the rest of the evening there, next to me on the fleecy…and now we can’t get her off 🙂

How Has Your Hero Changed Your Life?

We have always adopted rescues, and each one has been their own personality. Lacey is an especially cuddly and soulful companion – there is just something in her eyes. She’s helped me continue to be disciplined with exercise and to have patience and be creative with ways to channel her ”heeling” nature – we continue to work together training doing various ”tasks”. She’s the only dog we’ve ever had that has blown in the cats when they’re up to something – if we hear barking in the house, better see what the cats are doing!

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