A Cuddly, Kid-Friendly Terrier Mix Is Up for Adopt in San Diego | STAR 94.1

Lucky 11-1/2-year-old, 22-pound, male, Terrier mix who is up for adoption at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Lucky’s owner found him abandoned as a 6 month old puppy and kept him for 11 years. Talk about a lucky dog!

Now his owner is leaving the country to take care of a sick family member and cannot take Lucky with him. He lived with children as young as 6 years old. Lucky is house trained and uses a dog door. He is friendly, cuddly and confident. Lucky loves children and other dogs.

Learn more about Lucky, HERE.

The $75 adoption fee for Lucky includes the medical exam, sterilization, up-to-date vaccinations and registered microchip. For more information on adoption or to become a Virtual Foster, call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, log on to www.SDpets.org.

Brought to you by Nick Adamo’s Farmer’s Insurance. Be sure to ask Nick about his home and auto and pet insurance policies to protect your precious pets.

Each week, our PAWS program introduces you to an adorable animal that needs a new home. PAWS is sponsored by Nick Adamo’s Farmers Insurance Agency. Nick Adamo is a dog lover and animal advocate. For the past 10 years, he has supported local humane society efforts to help get animals adopted through Pet of the Week programs. Additionally, he has organized and participated in numerous fundraising events including Paws in the Park, Dogs Golf Tournament which pairs military veterans with service dogs, and more. He began associating with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society 7 years ago, as the primary goal of RCHS is to encourage the adoption of animals into permanent, loving homes. The RCHS adoption process is designed to find the best match between people and pets and also promote humane ideals through education and community outreach to pets and people.

If you adopted a pet during COVID and are returning to work, Rancho Coastal Humane Society has some helpful tips.

  • Help your pet adjust to your changing schedule. Start by leaving your pet alone in a “retreat area” for a few minutes. Turn on some music or the TV. Each time you do this, increase the amount of time your pet spends alone.
  • Especially with a new pet that you’ve never left alone before, watch for separation distress, including destructive behaviors. Give them something to do, like a toy or a treat puzzle.
  • Older pets that have adjusted to your stay-at-home schedule might be more “needy.” Be patient. Give them lots of reassurance that everything is going to be okay.
  • If your dog got used to 8 or 10 walks a day because you had nothing else to do, start cutting back. You can walk without your pet. You’re still getting exercise, but it helps the animal adjust to things changing.