Hello! Hello! My name is Luna and I’m all sweets, smarts, and energy! Do you need a jogging, hiking, or adventure partner? If so, I am definitely your girl—I could go for miles and miles!
I came to Multnomah County Animal Services as a very nervous stray. Animal Aid provided me with some very nice foster homes to help me recover from a mild case of kennel cough. In just a few days, I came out of my shell and showed everyone just how silly and full of life I really am!
I have a lot of puppy qualities and love to play, play, play with humans, dogs, cats, and even a skunk that wandered into my foster’s yard!
All of our animals are vaccinated, treated for parasites, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLv). All animals receive any necessary veterinary care (dentals, etc.) until the time of adoption.
Animal Aid hasn’t seen any concerning aggressive behaviors towards other animals or people from me.
I am super fast and thrilled to play a long game of fetch or tug. I’ll gnaw on bones and throw my toys up in the air—I’m just a girl who is always ready for some fun! I am incredibly smart, but do need some more training to become a well-rounded household pup! Animal Aid is signing me up for some day-training classes at Urban Pawsibilities in Portland as soon as I have recovered from my spay.
When I first came into foster care and had to potty, I used to hold it in all day long until no one was looking, then I would have a big accident in the house. I am making tons of progress learning to feel safe to potty in front of people and learning to go potty outside rather than inside, but if I do have an accident inside, I have gotten pretty good at going on a potty pad. When it comes to other training, I am working on my basic manners and I seem to catch on to training very quickly as long as extra yummy treats are involved. I would probably be a rockstar at agility!
I spent a couple of nights in Animal Aid’s emergency kennel, and they discovered I have some severe separation anxiety. I even learned how to unlock the kennel door in an effort to escape! I absolutely hate being left alone and will cry, bark, howl, and try to escape so I can find my people again. Animal Aid is starting me on some anti-anxiety medicine, so I can be more receptive to alone-time training. We all believe the stability of a furever home combined with consistent exercise and training will help me the most.
Likes: Playing! Running! Tug! Fetch! Chewing on bones! Throwing my toys in the air! Wrestling and chasing other dogs! I love it all, especially when I get to be with my favorite people!
Dislikes: I really hate being left alone and will become destructive and loud when left by myself. I will definitely need support and training in the “alone time” department! I can get a little shy around men, but if they have some treats and go slow with me, I warm up very fast. I also can get pretty scared when you raise your voice or raise your hands too quickly, which has led Animal Aid to believe I might have endured abuse or had some aversive training in the past.
Looking For: A very active home who is up for training and willing to be patient with me as I continue to learn how to be a well-mannered pup!
My estimated birth date is 3/1/2020 and I’m about 37 lbs.