Three years ago, I was faced with having to put one of my Australian Shepherds to sleep. I couldn’t imagine my life without a dog so I began to search the So. California Australian Shepherd website for a dog to adopt. On the website was a picture of a dog with two broken legs. The foster home who had taken him in was looking for monetary donations to help with cost of surgery to repair the legs. I donated money and several days later, I received a call from the Foster Mom asking me if I would be interested in adopting him, once he recovered from surgery. I went to meet him and was drawn to him. He hobbled around but had such courage and a tremendous spirit. At the time I met him, he had undergone two surgeries to repair the breaks. Unforturnately, the surgeries were not successful. I took him to a specialist and he told me that the breaks were extensive and that bone grafts, pins and plates would be necessary for the dog to be able to use his legs again. I told him to operate.


That was three years ago. Today, “Lucky” is a happy, healthy, energetic dog who loves to chase rabbits, cats, balls and go for car rides. Rescuing this dog has been one of the best things I have ever done.


Susie from CA