Lovely Luna is a beautiful and sweet dog who would make an excellent companion for the right person or family. When people meet her for the first time, they always comment “what a great dog!” Every time she goes for walks in the neighborhood, she receives a multitude of compliments!
She is also funny and silly at times, her nicknames (affectionately) have gone from Lunatic (when she gets excited about going for a walk- jumps like a bouncy ball), to Looney Tunes, when she grabs her leash to remind you to walk her or picks up her bowl and pitches it loudly on the floor to remind you to feed her! Tunes is very well-behaved in the house, in between feeding and walks, is calm and easy to be around. Luna walks well on a leash, pulls a little at first, then will soon settle into a nice pace as she settles down a bit.
She is crate-trained, sleeps in the crate at night with the door open, but doesn’t really like it when you close the door and will try to escape if the door is not secured. She adjusts easily to the house rules, so once reminded won’t get on the furniture, doesn’t counter surf. She barks when excited, and sometimes when she hears something outside, but not excessively. She never barks at other dogs when on a leash. She is interested in squirrels, cats, and birds, but does not exhibit a high prey drive. She was fine with a cat, when she stayed with a sitter.
Luna was extremely nervous and scared when she first came to her foster home, (who wouldn’t be moving to a strange place after 6 years), so it took a little patience and time to get her adjusted. She can be aggressive towards other dogs in the household, if treated like a queen. Treat her like one of the pack, and she quickly gets the picture and falls into line! She does enjoy other dogs’ company, she is still playful, and sleeps in the same bed with her foster siblings. Now that she has been around her foster siblings for a while, she is calmer and the aggressive behavior we saw at first is almost non-existent. Would recommend a house where she is the only dog, or a household with no alpha, aggressive, or small dogs. She is also food aggressive towards other dogs (not humans), however since she is fed in a separate room from her foster siblings, we have not had any issues.
Luna seems to do well with kids, but would not be able to be placed with children under 6 years old. Since she has been in foster, Luna has been primarily walked on a leash for exercise, and seems content, but she would probably enjoy a fenced-in yard to run around in! Luna LOVES to go for walks, is a lovely companion, and doesn’t require constant attention. She does like to be in the same room as her people, and will cry if separated, but that has also eased over time. She had one incident of being destructive when left alone in the beginning of her foster care, however that doesn’t seem to be an issue currently, and she is fine left alone in the house. The crate was helpful at first when she was more anxious, but since she exhibits good behavior now, the door is hardly ever closed.
Give Luna a little patience and a couple of weeks to get adjusted and you will be rewarded with a beautiful, affectionate, sweet low-maintenance girl who will steal your heart!
Luna’s adoption fee is $375.00. If you are interested in adopting this sweet soul, please fill out an adoption application if you haven't already, and reach out to Luna’s foster mom Liz.