Meet Lucy!

Lucy Schmitz is 9-years young and is a proud Miniature Schnauzer with a lot to say to the world!  In her everyday adventures, Lucy is eager to greet new people she meets and takes great pride in her new position in Pete’s Pet Posse. Lucy values student health and well-being and is excited to begin enriching the lives of OSU students through pet therapy. 

We adopted Lucy in 2013 from Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue after she found herself displaced and in need of a new home. Initially, Lucy was a foster dog, but we quickly fell in love and became the best type of failure – a “foster failure.” Lucy quickly became a beloved family member and has moved with us, along with one dog sibling and two cat siblings, from Nebraska to Texas, and now Oklahoma. In our family, Lucy provides balance with her sweet, mild-mannered demeanor and her zest for life that she shares with us through her love of playing with toys (her favorite is her Lamb Chop XL!), playing keep-away in the backyard, and going on road trips. Lucy loves to smile, and her joy is infectious!

Lucy and her pet parent, Dr. Rachel Schmitz, can be found on the 4th floor of Murray Hall, in the Sociology Department. Stop by and meet Lucy – she loves to get to know new people and share her love of life with them.

Lucy has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen award and is certified with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.