by Lee Juslin
Luna, a little Scottie girl, had a rough start in life. She was part of a puppy mill where she was chained up 24/7 with a lot of other dogs. When Animal Control moved in to seize the dogs, Luna and the others were sent to a shelter. Luckily for Luna, the shelter called Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue, and she is now safe in the arms of rescue.
The rescue’s vet gages Luna’s age to be about a year. However, she is an active, playful girl experiencing a delayed puppyhood. Amazingly, given the poor conditions Luna lived in for the first year of her life, she has no health problems. Although she came into rescue with eye infections, these have been cleared up, and she has been fully vetted. She does have one ear slightly bent over, but this is not a health problem. In fact, it adds to her cuteness.
Erica from the NY/NJ Scottie Rescue says she is a sweetheart and loves people. She enjoys cuddles and giving her human kisses. She also loves to play with toys. Because of being in crowded, really awful conditions with other dogs, Luna is dog aggressive. She does not want to have other dogs near her.
Luna has slightly longer legs than the average Scottie and is quite athletic. Because she is young and active, she is looking for a person who is young enough to keep up with her and cuddle and play with her so that this is her true forever home. She has a good appetite, and, when play time is over, she enjoys sitting on a lap and watching TV. It is not known whether she likes comedies, dramas, or game shows, but a show with animals is a winner.
Although she is young, Luna is house trained and does not chew or destroy things, so she can be trusted in the house, even by herself. She also sleeps though the night and does not disturb her human. Luna needs a house with a fenced-in yard. Since she is dog aggressive, walking her and seeing other dogs is problematic. She would not do well in an apartment since she will bark at noises, and that might disturb close neighbors.
Luna’s adopter should be a young retiree or someone with a home office who can be with her most of the day and ready for several play times. Young children and other pets would not be a good situation. Older children who know how to treat a dog might be okay. However, her adopter should definitely have Scottie experience.
You can learn more about Luna and all the other Scotties in Scottie Rescue, volunteer, apply to adopt a rescue, or make a very needed donation. During this time of the Covid virus, rescue organizations need even more help with financial donations and volunteers. If you want to volunteer, you can become a foster parent or help with transporting. Scottie Rescue of Great NY/NJ is a 501C3 entity so donations are tax deductible.
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