Luna - 1 year old
Gorgeous, sweet Luna was rescued with her littermates off the scary streets of Mexico when she was just a tiny puppy. She still carries with her many of the fears and insecurities that came with that difficult start in life and at times can hyperventilate when she is overwhelmed and feeling afraid. We are looking for a very special family who will be patient and understanding, to allow her the time she will need to feel safe and loved. Luna will absolutely require a home with another dog or dogs as she will find security and comfort in their confidence, and will be able to follow their lead for behavioural cues. Another must-have for Luna is a completely secured yard with a minimum of a 6 foot fence, as her fear still resonates in her as a desire to escape, and her flight risk at this time cannot be overstated. Luna is a quite, gentle and independent little girl who is nervous of many things that come with life as a beloved family member, including physical affection... and this is where she will really need an empathetic family who will understand that this will come in time...as she begins to accept that she is no longer in danger, and can give and receive love safely from those she trusts. As a puppy, she still has the occasional accident, but she understands the word "outside" and happily responds, Her leash skills are very good and she shows no reactivity and will walk at your side. She enjoys the safety and security her crate provides, but likes to have the door opened when her family are around so she can come and go as she chooses, however, she will need to be secured in her crate when left alone to keep her from counter surfing and getting into mischief. It truly will require a special family with experience in working with dogs who have suffered trauma to bring her out of her shell, while recognizing that a lot of what our own dogs can do with confidence will be a huge hurdle for her. Luna enjoys being close to her canine companions and will engage in play, but will also often keep to herself. She is currently nervous on car rides, so extra precaution will be needed when transferring her into or out of a vehicle. Through the night, she likes to sleep independently in her crate. Love, consistency and patience will be key in helping Luna to blossom into the well-balanced, confident and secure dog we know she can be. We are looking for a home that can provide this time and space, as well as a calm, low-traffic environment where she will not be overwhelmed with activity and noise. Luna does have a prey drive and we do not recommend her for a home with cats or critters.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those deemed a potential fit will be contacted further.