Happy Tails: Lucky describes both dog and family in this story

Lucky the Lab mix had a tough start in life. She was rescued in Texas when she was a year old with a horribly embedded collar and worn down front teeth from trying to chew through a chain. She’d also had a litter puppies. She was in bad shape.

When Dog Gone Seattle rescued her, we renamed her Lucky, and lucky she was! Our wonderful foster mom Gina Cooley nursed her back to health and — over the course of months — out of her fearful, timid shell. When she was ready, we found her a wonderful forever family with Ginny Smith. Then something beautiful happened… Lucky started to give back in a big way!

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“Our 15-year-old black Lab had died about a month before, and there was a big hole in our family,” says new mom Ginny. “We thought maybe our 10-year-old Lab, Sidney, would like being the only dog for a while, but he was lonely and depressed. He seemed to be getting older by the minute.”

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Lucky, who they renamed Lucy, hit it off immediately with Sidney. “Her silly puppy energy and playfulness gave him a wonderful new lease on life,” says Ginny. “It took her a little longer to warm up to the humans in the house (she was especially afraid of men with beards), but with love and patience — and lots of treats! — she’s now cuddly, loving, trusting, and a delightful family member.

“We’re looking forward to her continuing to blossom in the coming months and years. Thank you, Dog Gone Seattle! We feel very lucky!”

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