Hi! My name is

Lucas

I have an Adoption Application Pending!

AARCS ID
A46066070

SEX
Male

BREED
German Shepherd/Mix

SIZE
Large

Date of Birth
February 9, 2020

Located In
Calgary

About Lucas

“Hi, I’m Lucas! I am a gentle giant but I see myself as more of a lap dog! Before I arrived at AARCS, I was hit by a car and I fractured both my front limbs. I’m thankful to the team at AARCS and the orthopaedic surgeon who repaired my limbs so that I can find my forever home.

My foster family thinks I am the most handsome, sweet, and gentle boy they have ever seen. I have heard them talk with the neighbours about how I am an impressive looking dog. I am house-trained, sleep all night in my x-pen, and follow the house rules; just like the kids in my foster home. I love being around people. If I could go on an adventure every time they left the house I would. Car rides are amazing! I can see out the window and I enjoy watching the world go by. I know that sometimes I get to stay home and be the “watch” dog; and by that I mean I lay in the front window and watch the people, dogs and wildlife walk down my street. I know my foster family will be home soon for some playtime.

Now that my limbs are healed, I enjoy running around the back yard, chasing balls, and playing with my stuffies. Oh, and I love spending time with the kids – they are great play buddies. If they are downstairs playing I make sure I am right by their side in case they need a snuggle. All the people I have met have been lovely. I love the all the attention they give me and I show them that I really like their affection by asking for pats! Whether you want to tickle my tummy, scratch my back, massage my legs or go for the tradition pet behind the ear … I love it all!

As a pup, I didn’t have the opportunity to interact with other dogs. To be honest I’m not that keen on other dogs right now, and show this by barking loudly, hoping for them to go away. I am working hard every day to learn how to interact around them. My foster family says I’m smart and a good listener; so I believe that with continued practice, at my pace, I will learn what is considered the appropriate behaviour when I am around other dogs. When I follow the lead of my foster mom or dad on walks and show them the right behaviour, they praise me, which gives me a real spring in my step.

Given my rough start to life I will never be a high intensity dog. I really enjoy my walks, but most of all I just love being around people! If you have enjoyed reading about me (and my personality), please send in your application. I can’t wait to meet you and find my forever home!” – XO, Lucas

Good with Cats?

Not tested with Cats

Good with Dogs?

NO DOGS PLEASE!

Good with Kids?

Yes, Good with Kids

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Medical Special Needs - Lucas sustained 2 broken front legs after being hit by a car. Both of his legs were surgically repaired. Although they are now healed, he may be more prone to developing arthritis or pain as he ages. Lucas will require work on leash/barrier reactivity towards other dogs, he will need to be an only dog in the home at this time. Reactive dog group classes are highly recommended.

Adoption Application