Passed over teh Rainbow Bridge August 2018
My name is Liz and I adopted Lucy when I moved to Milwaukee from Massachusetts for a pharmacy residency program in 2014. It was my first time living on my own and I had always wanted to care for my own dog. My family had cared for cockers for most of my life and I thought this would be a breed I could care for but I was afraid with my potentially very busy schedule as a resident that I would be an unsuitable owner. Alas I still filled out my application and Shorewood matched me with Lucy. She was my angel. Even though Lucy was a geriatric dog when I adopted her she still loved to play, go for walks, and be my copilot on trips to Dunkin Donuts (I did always get her a munchkin!). She grounded me from becoming a work-aholic and she prevented me from ever feeling lonely out in the Midwest, far away from my family. Sadly I had to put Lucy down this summer (August 2018) due to kidney failure but I have not forgotten my beautiful, faithful companion, nor have I forgotten how much I appreciate Shorewood for placing her with me. I know Lucy is now in a better place and I would like to say thank you to Shorewood and her for getting this young adult through moves from Milwaukee to Boston to New Hampshire. I could not have done it without my faithful companion and co-pilot, Lucy-lou.
Lucy [adoptd 8/30/14] is a dog that never seems to get a break. She first came to rescue at the age of 5 as a victim of the recession. She had been competing in Agility. She was returned within weeks because her new owner soon realized that agility dogs are athletes and need lots of exercise. She then found another home. We thought it would be her forever home until her owner unexpectedly passed away. Now Lucy was 10 and again looking for a home. She was given to a neighbor who soon found that Lucy was more than she could handle. She then returned to Shorewood Cocker Rescue at the age of 11. Lucy now is desperately looking for a home without a yard. You see her favorite pastime is digging up flowers or other landscaping. She really doesn't understand why people get upset. She thinks she is helping. She also likes to get in the garbage. To be honest I have not found many cockers who won’t given the opportunity. She would be a wonderful dog for an apartment as she doesn't mind a crate and she NEVER barks. She is fine will all other animals and is housetrained. Other than her garbage addiction she is not destructive in the least. We are told that a few years ago she has some sort of neurological problem which left with a slight head tilt. It does not bother her at all and in fact is rather charming.