Sunday, June 14, 2015

Adopt Lucky a Black #LabradorRetriever Dog @WaysideWaifs in #KCMO

This sweet girl is Lucky.  She's a 3 1/2 year old Labrador Retriever mix.  At 65 pounds she's a big girl. Athletic, playful and already housebroken, Lucky would love to be your best friend.

Here's her adoption message:
Hi, I'm Lucky! And oh boy, lucky is how I've felt my whole entire life, at least until I became homeless. And I suppose I'm still lucky, because being at Wayside gives me the chance to find you and start the next chapter of my life. It's sort of exciting in a way, thinking about you and waiting for you and wondering what day you'll be able to come for me. I am a smart, friendly, social, fun dog who never has a bad day and appreciates every moment of life. I have a delightful personality and I love pretty much everyone I meet.

I am a beautiful, 3 ½ year old, 65 pound, already housetrained, Labrador Retriever mix. I'm athletic and playful and an overall wonderful companion. I came to Wayside when my previous owner could no longer take care of me. We had been together since I was a puppy and we loved each other very much. But things in his life changed and he wasn't able to take me along for the ride. I was sad, that's for sure, when I realized our time together was ending, but I'm trying my best to understand. I've learned that sometimes life doesn't happen exactly like you had planned. Sometimes things are out of your control. And sometimes you just have to get up in the morning and hope it's a good day. A good day for me will be the day you find me and welcome me into your family!

My dad had so many great things to say about me! I was very well behaved in my home. I was crate trained as a puppy and did just fine with that. When I got older, I didn't need the crate any longer, and I did just great in my home. Before my dad left home, he'd make sure I went to the bathroom, so that I didn't have any accidents while he was away. He said I could hold it for about 6-8 hours, although I'd much rather have you around more often. I'm a people dog and I love to be by your side. I was an indoor dog, except when I went out to run and play. I hope to have a fenced in yard in my new home, because I love to play fetch and run around and act goofy. I also enjoy going for a daily walk or a run. I do pretty well on my leash, but a harness works too, if I pull too much for you.

In my last home, I got along really well with everyone...including all the adults, kids of all ages, visitors, the other dog in my home, and even the family cat! Still, I'd like to meet the whole family, to make sure we're all a good fit for one another. And I'd like a home without any small, furry animals, such as bunnies. With other dogs, I like to control things and sometimes I'm bossy. The dog I used to live with was fine with that, but not all dogs will appreciate my style. I'd be perfectly happy being your only dog as well, of course! And sometimes I can be jumpy with people. I'm working on that though, and I'm a smart gal, so you can teach me not to do this! Please be consistent with me and teach me in a positive way what you expect from me. I already know lots of commands, including sit, stay, come, shake, fetch, and rollover. My dad invested lots of time training me and I'm a beautifully behaved dog!

I hope you will be dedicated and committed to me. I have lots of energy, so I will need exercise every day. I'm not the sort of dog who will be happy left alone in my crate for long days. I want to live and experience all life has to offer and go on an occasional adventure with you. I want to be your devoted companion. I want to proudly walk through our neighborhood with you and meet everyone and let them all pet me. I want to make your life happier and brighter, just by having me in it. I don't plan to be here at the shelter for long, so I hope you will come for me soon!
Love, Lucky

For more information about Lucky
contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151.  
Lucky's animal ID number is 27933505.
Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or thnose that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community.  

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  1. Gosh what a beautiful gal, hope she gets a home soon.

  2. She is beautiful! Labs are the best. I sure hope she finds a home soon. My heart is breaking for her :( Sharing.

  3. It is hard to hear stories like Lucky's. I hope she finds a home soon.

  4. Luck is beautiful! We'll share her, hoping that this proves "lucky" for her!


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