Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Meet Lucy

If you follow me on social media then you probably saw that my beloved dog, a Maltese named Coco Chanel, died a few weeks ago.  Coco's death was very sudden and I was left heartbroken.  My parents got her for me when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at sixteen because I was always home and she was my best friend since the day we got her.

Since I'm still at home most of the time not having a dog was pretty rough for me and my family decided that we wanted to adopt another dog.  My Mom, sister, and I all have allergies to most dogs, with my Mom's being the worst.  Because of this we needed a hypoallergenic dog, but I knew that most dogs in rescues and shelters aren't hypoallergenic so it would take some time to find what we needed.  Since we had such a specific need I decided to start putting in applications and looking around early so that if a dog came up that was a good fit we'd already be prepared; it also gave me something to distract me while I was still grieving Coco.

Last Wednesday I was perusing Petfinder and just happened to come across a baby Maltese/Shih tzu mix (both breeds are hypoallergenic!) and decided to email the rescue she was at for more information.  They were so quick to respond and tell me that she was three months old, weighed three to four pounds, and they rescued her from a puppy mill in Missouri where she was going to be euthanized because she did not sell.  A picture was also included in the email and I absolutely fell in love with her!  When I told them I was seriously interested they took her off Petfinder that night and we began the adoption process.  She was at Open Arms ResQ, Refurral & Sanctuary in Pottstown, PA.  

The amazing people at OAR made the adoption so easy and we were able to pick her up in Pottstown on Saturday afternoon.  So today I want to introduce you all to my new dog, Lucy!  We are so in love with her and my family is so happy to have another fuzzy family member in our lives as we were all really missing Coco.  We're also so thankful that we were able to aid in helping to save Lucy and become her (very, very) loving forever family!

If you are looking to adopt a new family member I suggest checking out Petfinder, especially now since there are so many dogs that were displaced during Harvey that need a good home.  Also if you are near Pennsylvania I also highly reccomend seeing what pets are available at Open Arms ResQ, Refurral & Sanctuary as they are a really amazing group and so easy to work with!

I'm sure that Lucy will be making quite a few appearances on here and I know that she will be all over my Instagram so make sure to keep an eye out for her!



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Coco, how sad! I'm glad you've found love in Lucy--what a cutie!

  2. So sorry to hear about Coco :( Losing a pet is hard. Lucy, however, is incredibly cute and one lucky doggo! I can't wait to see more (A LOT MORE) photos of her!

  3. She is so so adorable! I am so happy you found her Kristin!

  4. She is such a cutie! I love that you went through the rescue, her story just warms my heart. She'll never replace your Coco but I'm sure she'll be a perfectly lovable companion. <3

  5. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and family member Coco. I'm so happy you found Lucy to love.


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