Nearly two weeks later...Lucy got hungry enough to enter one of the (humane) traps. Morgan from Forgotten Paws rescue here in the Atlanta area lent us her trap, so we were able to set up two. She also told me that most of the dogs she'd trapped (80 so far!) were lured in by sausage. So, after two nights in a row of sausage, Lucy walked into the trap! She got to eat a lot of sausage to get there, and I'm happy she did!


She's a bit thin, and was scared, but was still very gentle (even when the animal control guy had her on a catch pole, she didn't growl or snap.) I loved the animal control guy who came out. He was genuinely upset that he had to use the catch pole...he was worried it would just be more trauma for her but there was no other way of getting her out of the trap without risking her taking off again so I gave him my permission. I liked that he cared enough to be concerned about could tell it wasn's just a "job" for him.


So now, Lucy Foster Doodle is at the vet getting checked out. The vet won't be able to examine her until this afternoon, but at least she is safe, in air conditioned comfort, and is getting clean water. She smells awful but doesn't really look that dirty (the animal control guy said it was her "fear glands" making the smell). We need to make sure she's hydrated, and that she's not pregnant.


I'm so incredibly relieved and thankful to have her back!


Here's a picture of trapped Lucy!

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Fantastic Frannie. Thank you for the time and energy it takes to find a lost mill dog!  By the way, do you cook the sausage before putting it in the trap?
Wonderful - welcome back Lucy.....

So a year and a couple days later, Lucy, now Lacey has been part of the Whitefield pack.  At the time we did not know that we would be Lacey's forever family.  We were going to be Lacey's foster family.  But after the long ordeal of heartworm treatment and then spaying Miss Lacey had worked her way into our hearts.


Lacey is still extremely shy and I think she will never be a social butterfly.  BUT the extreme fear/panic is gone.  She loves getting 2 square meals a day though she is not food motivated.  This does provide training challenges.  I am happy to report that she has just recently started taking “high value” treats from our hands.


Today Lacey is at the groomer with doodle sister Harlow to lend moral support.  We wanted her to look her best for her 1 year Gotcha Day Anniversary.  Hopefully, we will have ‘after’ pictures posted by the weekend.

Lacey found the perfect home for her!!! Your patience is extraordinary! Can't wait to see her Anniversary pics!

Thank you so much for the update.  You were absolutely the best home for Lacey.  She is so lucky to have found you.  You are helping her become the best dog she can be and that is so rewarding for you too.  Congratulations to both of you.

I am so glad Lucy is now safe :)


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