This week we’d like to feature Lucas as our dog of the week Lucas - Oregon Humane Society. In his profile you’ll see he has a video and a few pictures.
Lucas is a beautiful 9 1/2-month-old lab/shepard mix and I just can’t fathom why he’s been with us as long as he has! He’s been with us for nearly 3 months now. Lucas is basically a puppy in a 63-pound body! He has a lot of energy and loves to run and play (as you can see in his video). In his home where he lived until he was about 6 ½ months old, he loved playing with other dogs and going to the dog park, and has a good history of playing at dog parks. Like a puppy, he can be mouthy. And that’s pretty much just what it sounds like. When he gets amped up he likes to put his mouth on things. Things like body parts. And a few times he’s scraped and broken skin when he’s done this. They weren’t big ‘chomp’ kind of bites, but rather accidental tooth scrapes that broke skin. It happens a lot with young dogs, and it’s happened to me with all of my own dogs when they were younger. The good news is this is something dogs do grow out of. It’s really kind of a puppy/teenager thing.
Lucas is looking for an adult-only (or adult with older teens) home and will thrive in a low-traffic home in quieter neighborhood. It’s not required but I know he would love to go to a home where he has a safe, fenced-in backyard for him to run and play. He’s a smart boy who knows sit, down, come, and off, and is working really hard on stay. He needs person or family who is dog experienced and who is able to give him all of the physical and mental exercise that he needs- and he needs a lot! Are you part of an active household, maybe a runner or someone who hikes a lot? Lucas just might be the boy for you!
If you’d like to come in and meet him, just fill out the questionnaire at the top of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will reach out to you to set it up.