The famous Lucy Blue in her little pup tent at the recent St. Louis Sheltie Rescue picnic!LucyblueShe travels in style, Janice!

If you would like to learn more about Lucy’s amazing story, you can read her book:

“The Diary of Lucy Blue: A Puppy Mill Survivor’s Story”

“Nominated by Dog Writers Association of American for Best General Interest Book in 2002”

Lucy Blue arrived at Second Chance as a survivor of a “puppy mill”, a filthy facility where the “business philosophy”. is to give breeding dogs as little care as possible in order to make as much profit as possible from their puppies.

Puppy mill dogs often live out their lives in tiny cages, suffering from disease, injury, and near-starvation. Those who survive physically are often psychologically scarred: fearful, suspicious, frightened, stressed animals who alternately hide from, or lash out at, a world that they can’t understand.

When Sheltie Rescue took Lucy in, the obvious question was, “Who would ever want a dog like this?” The answer: Janice Mitchell. As Lucy began the long process of healing in body and spirit, Janice started a diary to record Lucy’s progress, to note information that might be helpful to other rescuers, and sometimes, by her own admission, “to keep from pulling my hair out!” This is the story of Lucy, the dog no one would ever want, and of Janice, the woman who never gave up on her.

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the medical care of the Shelties in their program.

This book would make a great Christmas present & is a wonderful way to support Second Chance Rescue!


5 Responses to “Being a celebrity has its privileges!”

  1. Haley

    I just love Sheltie Rescues!
    My little sheltie had been mistreated and is still overcoming the life she previously had while living in a cage. Thank You so much for the wonderful story!

  2. nancy

    I have been reading some of the info on Janice’s amazing journey with little Lucy. God Bless you for your forbearance, patience and love. I am so sorry Lucy is in the final stages of renal failure. Janice may I suggest a book to you. It is called “A Snowflake In My Hand” by Samantha Mooney. You will have to buy it used. It is about a caregiver at The New York Animal Medical Center and the cats she treats there in the cat cancer clinic. Her journey was much the same as your is. Love, Loss and then Healing.

  3. Jackie Stone

    What joy! The joy you found with Lucy Blue, the joy she found with you and the joy you were able to share through your book and her story with the world.


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