by Lee Juslin
Lulu is currently in a foster home with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. However, she is a mix, an ankle biter mix as foster mom Cheryl says, but mostly Maltese with no detectable Cairn.
Lulu is about two-years-old and weighs in at a whopping seven pounds. According to Cheryl, she is a very sweet girl who is not exactly needy, but does like to know where her person is. She will ask to be picked up and enjoys sitting on a lap or relaxing on the bed.
This little girl must have had a rough start in life as she has a number of little fears and does not like people looming over her. She needs to accept people on her own terms. Cheryl has a quilting group that meets regularly at her home. At first, Lulu was quite nervous so Cheryl shut her away in the bedroom. However after several meetings, Lulu has gotten used to the ladies, and now they pick her up and pass her around for cuddling.
Happily, Lulu has no health issues and, being young, has a lot of love to give. She also does not need professional grooming, though she fights having her toenails clipped. Cheryl calls her the Houdini Dog because she will take off if given the chance. “She has gotten out of every dog harness I’ve tried, even puppy harnesses, so I’ve gotten a cat harness for her and that seems to work.”
Lulu was an owner turn-in and has had no socialization. She also may have been taken from her mom too soon as she sucks on her toys. She is not interested in balls but enjoys soft toys. She has a prey drive and, almost cat-like, stalks pigeons in Cheryl backyard but never catches them.
This very sweet girl with an adorable face needs a person or couple who will be patient and allow her to progress at her own rate. Cheryl has had a professional trainer come in to work with Lulu, but she needs more leash training, and though she is housebroken, she will have occasional accidents out of fear.
Lulu is not an alpha dog and is easily bullied, so a home with a laid-back older dog might work, but she would love being an only child. She definitely needs a securely fenced backyard and no young children. A loud, active family would also not suit her. Someone who works at home to spend time with her is a requirement as she would not do well on her own for a full day.
This sweet little girl, who will follow you into the bathroom and entertain you with her special dance, deserves a forever home that will give her the chance to live a happy life. When she bonds with her person, she will give kisses and prance and dance for her meals. Someone once said, “I love my dogs because they give me at least two big laughs every day.” And, this fits Lulu who will give lots of joy and laughter in the right home.
If you would like to learn more about Lulu, or any of the wonderful dogs Col. Potter has available, or if you would like to donate or volunteer, visit the organization’s web site or their Facebook page.