#623 Luna

Status: Adopted
Age: 1 year 9 mo (DOB 4/13/21)
Size: Medium to Large
Color: Black and Tan
Sex: Female
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: unknown
Foster parents: Karen and Ted M.
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Yard Fencing: Required

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Password: Luna
Photos by: Loueen LaVallee

Adopted: February 3 , 2023
In January 2022, we received a call to our Hotline from a woman saying she needed us to take in her 10-month-old female GSD, Luna. She said the dog had Separation Anxiety, and she could no longer afford to pay for daycare every day so she could go to work. Luna was a very friendly girl and evaluated well, but she was not spayed, and we had no foster home for her. The owner agreed to have her spayed but could not get an appointment until April, which she took; three days before the spay date, Luna went into heat so everything has to be put off for months. A second spay date took more time, then the healing, and it was November before we heard from the owner that she would like to keep Luna through Christmas for the sake of her teenagers. We asked if she was sure she couldn’t keep her, since it had been almost a year, but she was insistent on giving her up.
So, Luna came into GSRNE in January 2023, and she’ll be two years old in April. She is a very friendly girl, very energetic and playful. She knows basic commands and will Sit and Give Paw for treats and even knows Down, when she feels like it. Her basic manners, though, need some work. She is VERY enthusiastic when a visitor comes to the house, so she’s in a crate until everyone is seated. Luna is nice and calm in her crate and used to going in at mealtime and bedtime. She has to be introduced to visitors on a leash, because her immediate reaction is to jump up to give kisses….and she weighs 68 pounds. We’re working on teaching her “Off” when she does that and “Sit” as an alternate behavior, and she is catching on and tries to please.
In her foster home, Luna lives with a 10-year-old male GSD who is very tolerant but does NOT want to be jumped on. Luna’s first move, when meeting him, was to give a play bow, which he did not return or acknowledge. She has learned not to jump on him, and they are comfortably loose together in the house when their foster parents are at home. We’re sure she would do very well with another young dog, and playing together will help her dispel some of that energy. Luna also uses her nose constantly when out in the yard, and we think she’d excel at Nose Work for fun.
We had an approved adopter family with experience in helping a dog through Separation Anxiety and very interested in Luna. The Mom works from home, and one young adult son lives at home and attends college, with another who visits regularly. They have a neighbor with a young male dog who is looking for a playmate, too, and we’re sure this will be a perfect match all around. Luna has met her prospective adopters and will be moving to her forever home in just a few days. We’re SO looking forward to seeing photos and receiving updates about this loving young girl!