Lucy Juliee #3703

Lucy Juliee #3703

Age: 16.5 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Golden Retriever Blend

Status: Sanctuary


Update:  November 12, 2023

Lucy, as befits a senior lady of her stature, is now luxuriating in more leisure time, taking each new day paw step by paw step.

Having survived so much over the years, Lucy celebrated turning an especially Sweet Sixteen in September!

Quiet most of the time, sleeping more than she did before, she’s still her foster mom’s faithful shadow, following her in the house from room to room. Simply put, they simply enjoy being together – particularly when belly rubs are part of the equation. As affectionate as ever, Lucy still savors the attention of everyone who visits and revels in their company.

As sociable as ever, she still loves being with other dogs and carrying on “canine conversations” with the ones next door. Never one to pass up a walk, she still loves taking walks, although they’re shorter now, still enjoys going for rides in the car and having her plush golden coat groomed to perfection.

Because of her many medications and special foods, she’s seldom left with other people and isn’t a great fan of eye or ear drops. But what Lucy’s still “fan-atical” about is sleeping with her favorite stuffed kitty.

Update: August 27, 2022

Guess what?  It’s my 15th birthday on September 1st! I already had one very special birthday party and click here  to see my special photo collage and a song that I can’t get out of my head that they serenaded to me with special words about loving my life in GRRMF!  I’ll bet you will be singing it too and when you do, think of me! I’m a survivor and happy and loved. Your donation gives GRRMF the chance to help others like me live a life of quality and quantity!

Update:  December 9, 2020

Lucy is managing with her thyroid cancer and is so grateful that GRRMF can afford her expensive medicine.  She is anxiously awaiting Christmas for Santa to bring her a new toy that she put on her wish list.  Lucy wishes all of her GRRMF friends a safe and healthy holiday season. 

Stay tuned for more updates from Lucy in 2021! 


Update: February 12, 2020

Our special energizer bunny, who knows no age, has had a set back and we need your help to get our girl up and running again.  

Lucy has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  The cost to get Lucy well is expensive and could be higher depending on how extensive the surgery will be.  

With Valentine’s Day coming up, won’t you say I Love Lucy by donating whatever you can afford to help Lucy be healthy again.  

Update: August 19, 2019

With all the expert care from veterinarians, her loving, dedicated foster mom, and GRRMF volunteers, Lucy is a true success story of how life can be changed when love, perseverance and dedication are involved. Lucy began her journey to wellness in January 2019, her medical condition was complicated and she had numerous conditions that needed to be treated.  Terrible skin infections, hookworm, tapeworm, whipworm, yeast infections, food allergies and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in her ear (a serious bacterial infection that is contagious to humans and animals).  Two specialist were involved to treat her ear and food allergies.  Five different medications, prescription baths, shots twice a day for two weeks were all administered by her dedicated and compassionate foster mom.  Lucy was doing well the first month of her treatments until another culprit was found, an abscess on her shoulder. Another antibiotic and cream to heal the abscess was needed for several weeks. As if this poor girl hadn’t been put through enough, the following month she was diagnosed with a bladder infection which ultimately turned out to be a huge bladder stone. Lucy had surgery to remove the stone in July and although it was very expensive this sweetheart finally got the relief she deserved and is now enjoying life.  


Her foster mom reports that Lucy was a real trooper during her treatments and recuperations.  She is a sweet, loving, cuddly bear that enjoys watching television, playing tug and chase with her foster brother.  Her golden genes show up when she spots a tennis ball and she loves to take her stuffed lamb to bed with her at night.  Everyone she meets falls in love with Lucy-if  you listen close enough you could probably hear them yelling “I Love Lucy” all the way down the street!  

Lucy’s  medical bills have been astronomical, but that didn’t stop GRRMF from giving this sweet, loving girl all the help she needed.  She has gone from a sick, depressed and lethargic dog to a happy, loving, life companion. Look at her before and after pictures and you will be able to tell that the spring is back in her step and the twinkle shining from her beautiful eyes.  

Our Lucky Lucy gives you paws up to thank you for all your generous donation that have gone towards her medical expenses.  The continued generosity of our supporters to help Lucy and some of our other Healing Heart dogs is greatly appreciated and needed. 

Thanks for all you do—Woof, Woof from Lucy too!!

Lucy was rescued when her owner passed away, and sadly Lucy had been neglected recently. Even in her weakened condition, Lucy is still a loving and friendly golden, who loves to go on walks. With the expert care from her veterinarian and her compassionate foster mom, Lucy has improved already, but she has a long road ahead of her.

Lucy arrived underweight, so her foster mom is doing her best to fatten her up by giving her special meals twice a day and a mid-day snack. Luckily, her appetite is good! As you can see in her rescue photos, Lucy has some skin irritations and requires medical baths several times a week. Being the sweetheart she is, she seems to know these will help her and she tolerates her frequent washes like a real trooper.

Lucy needs ear and eye drops daily. Her foster mom says, “You would get a good laugh out of how tight she can hold her eyes shut!” Our GRRMF veterinary partner is optimistic regarding her eyes, but is concerned about her ears. Further testing will be necessary to determine her hearing ability and potential recovery.

As if that’s not enough for one sweetie pie to endure, Lucy’s hips seem to bother her and she is receiving additional medical treatments.  With your support and her spirited determination, paired with a very loving foster mom, we will all help this precious girl mend.

She will recover; it will just take time, love and lots of care. Her medical bills will be high, but with the generous support of donors like you, one day soon we can call her Lucky Lucy!


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