8 year old • Female • 40 lbs
Lucky Penny is a beautiful spotted mix of chestnut brown and white. Her many admirers often lovingly compare her coloring to a brown cow. She has the softest snout and floppy ears, and the sweetest expression on her face with her lovely soulful brown eyes.
Lucky Penny is truly a sweetheart! She loves curling up with her head in your lap and is in heaven when you pet her ears. If she had to choose between a treat and a pet, she would almost always choose the latter. But she gets plenty of both!
Penny's favorite activity is going for walks—nose to the ground, taking in her world with an endearing curiosity that she exhibits often. She is great on a leash, especially with lots of positive encouragement. She is deferential around other dogs, but they can make her nervous. She would probably prefer to be the only dog in the house. Penny is fully house-trained and will go in a crate, but prefers to be loose in the house and can be trusted not to bother any household belongings.
Penny is discovering how to play with toys. She has a squeaker snake, and, not realizing that she herself had made it squeak, was looking all over trying to figure where the sound came from! She also loves the squirrel toy shown in one of the photos (color-coordinated with her, even!).
Lucky Penny is up-to-date on all of her vaccines, microchipped, and spayed. Her teeth are worn down a bit, but that doesn't stop her from enjoying plenty of treats.
Penny was found in the woods at Penny's Bend (get it?) and taken to a local shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.