Skip to main content

PawTracks may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Pet profiles: Meet Lucy, a terrier mix who’s a writer’s best friend

Though much has changed in the last year or so, the love for our pets sure hasn’t. For those of us who have been working at home,  we got a special chance to bond with our fur babies like never before — from games of the chase to cuddles on the couch. How has your relationship with your pet grown in the last year?

Every pet is unique, and the team here at Digital Trends Media Group wants to spotlight some of the dogs, cats, and other four-legged friends who help our employees live their best lives. Let’s meet Lucy, an adopted terrier queen who’s equal parts playful and affectionate. Before we dive in, though, let’s meet Lucy’s lucky owner, Digital Trends Media Group’s own Lindsay Frankel.

a brown and black terrier mix rests on a blanket on a couch
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The parent and the pup

Thanks for taking the time to talk about Lucy and your relationship with her! Before we get to the good stuff — what’s your role here at Digital Trends Media Group?

[I’m a ] freelance writer. I write about the best new deals each day!

Our writers are certainly important. Keep up the good work! Let’s switch from work to home. How many pets do you have?


How special! We’d love to know more about your fur baby — what’s their species, breed, and name?

Lucy — a terrier mix.

What led you to choose this breed for a pet? (If you did choose this breed, that is.)

She’s a rescue mutt. I chose her because she seemed the sweetest. I was right!

Thank you for rescuing a dog! Not only does this help Lucy, but it allows space in the shelter for another pet to find a home. Does Lucy’s breed fit your lifestyle?

Yes. She’s the perfect size for my condo.

If you’ve discovered any, what are some unique behaviors or traits specific to the breed?

She loves to play chase.

a brown and black terrier mix rests on her side on a fuzzy blanket, looking up at the camera
Image used with permission by copyright holder

All about Lucy

Storytime! Even though we already know the ending (Happily ever after, of course), how did Lucy come to be a part of your home?

I adopted her from a rescue organization in Colorado.

We’d love to know some of your favorite personality traits, quirks, or perfect moments your dog has shared with you:

Lucy is cuddly and extremely playful. She’s also very addicted to yak cheese bones.

(Editor’s note: Yak cheese bones are a rawhide-free alternative to Bully Sticks and other traditional dog bone ingredients. In recent years, they’ve grown in popularity due to their safe, non-splintering texture and lactose-free ingredients.)

Does Lucy have any special needs?


What are your fur baby’s favorite toys?

She likes anything floppy, especially her Gumby toy.

Relatable! What brand of food does Lucy usually get, and where do you get her products from?

Fromm [is her food brand]. I buy from a local pet store here in Denver.

And finally — do you carry pet insurance for your pup?


a brown and black terrier mix sits on a carpet with her paws on a toy
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Thanks, Lindsay, for letting us get a glimpse of your life with sweet little Lucy. We wish the best for you both!

It’s always a treat to witness the love between a dog and their person, and — luckily for you — we have so many more stories for you to choose from. From Bethany, an over-the-top Great Dane, to the tiniest of Shih Tzu mixes (looking at you, Lulu Belle), we truly have it all.

There’s also Frosty — a talented American Eskimo Dog, Chloe — a fashionable and athletic girl who overcomes her anxiety every day, and Famous Shamus…his story tells itself! Even the CEO of Digital Trends Media Group, Ian Bell, shared a bit about Baxter, his pup!

Are felines more your style? We’ve got those, too! Snowflake and Oliver are two sweet kitties you should definitely read up on. Keep an eye out for more pet profiles here on PawTracks, too — you never know who we’ll introduce you to next.

Editors' Recommendations

Gabrielle LaFrank
Gabrielle LaFrank has written for sites such as Psych2Go, Elite Daily, and, currently, PawTracks. When she's not writing, you…
How much should newborn puppies eat? Follow this newborn puppy feeding chart
Here's what you need to know about feeding newborn puppies, including a puppy feeding chart to make it easy
Bottle feeding a newborn puppy

Whenever possible, newborn puppies should eat their mother's nutrient-rich milk, which helps protect them from illness while their immune systems develop. It's the perfect food for them! However, it's not always possible for a mama dog to feed her litter all by herself.

Perhaps Mom doesn't produce enough milk, the milk is infected, or the puppies have unfortunately become orphaned. In these scenarios, pet parents have to step in to help feed the babies around the clock. To ensure your pups are getting adequate nutrition, it's important to follow a puppy feeding chart or guide from a trusted veterinary resource.

Read more
PetSmart Charities director shares tips for a successful pet adoption process
Advice from a pro at PetSmart when adopting your new best friend
PetSmart Charities director Heidi Marston kisses her special needs Great Dane mix, Gatsby

If you're ready to adopt a pet -- or are even considering adding four more paws to your family -- it can help to do your research before jumping into things. Not only will this prepare you for what to expect throughout the pet adoption process, but it will give you a good idea of what to expect when you bring your furry friend home, too. Hopefully, that will eliminate some of the stress of your adjustment period ... for both you and your new best friend!
With the internet and social media running the world, there's no shortage of resources for new pet owners to learn from. Still, it's important to get your information from a source you can trust, which is why we spoke to Heidi Marston, PetSmart Charities' director of pet placement, about the best ways to set yourself up for a successful pet adoption process -- from start to finish.

Here's what you'll want to know while you're looking for the best pet for you
Before you even start meeting animals, you'll need to know where to look for your next BFF. This is the perfect time to research local animal shelters and rescue organizations, as well as the way their adoption process works. Some cat adoption centers have everything you need to send you home with a pet the very same day, while others might require a waiting period. Every shelter is different!
You can start the pet adoption process before you're ready to commit
You don't have to be committed to adoption in order to visit a shelter. As Marston mentions, anyone who feels unsure about adopting can "try a foster-to-adopt program so you can get to know an animal before committing." 

Read more
No fuss, all love: Meet the top breeds of low-maintenance dogs that will steal your heart
Looking for a canine breed that won't overwhelm you with work? These low-maintenance dogs are best
A brown and white basset hound sleeping in a blue chair.

Owning a dog can be a fulfilling experience, but it also requires time, effort, and commitment. If you're leading a busy life, struggle with mobility issues, or prefer a more laid-back approach to being a dog parent, low-maintenance dogs can be the perfect companions.

These dogs offer all the love and affection without the fuss and extensive care requirements. Let's talk about what makes a furry friend a low-maintenance one and introduce you to the top breeds of low-maintenance pups that will steal your heart.
What are low-maintenance dogs?
When it comes to choosing a dog, different breeds have varying needs and characteristics. Some breeds demand constant attention, regular grooming, and extensive exercise, while others are more independent and require minimal care. Low-maintenance canines fall into the latter category. They're generally independent, adaptable, and easygoing, making them suitable for busy individuals, seniors, or those who prefer a more relaxed pet ownership experience.

Read more