LUNA – A0789645
Safe - 11-20-2016 Manhattan
LUNA – A0789645
SPAYED FEMALE, BLACK / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR / STAFFORDSHIRE, 11 yrs
OWNER SUR – ONHOLDHERE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition GERIATRIC Intake Date 11/07/2016, From NY 10035, DueOut Date 11/07/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary scan pos#4A3A6B7663 BARH female, spayed nervous, tense geriatric mod tartar clean EEN clean coat old scar medial to rt from limb alopecia on left from elbow NOSF
A volunteer writes:
It is raining senior dogs at the care center, relinquished for one reason or another. Some are in poor shape, others do not look or act their age. Most of them are dear to us and everyone’s dream is to see those pets who for so many years have served loyally their owners , spend their golden years cared for, loved and respected. Luna is eleven year old, an ebony beauty who comes with all the Family Dog ‘s trimmings. Friendly with new people, playful and tolerant with the many young children of the house, gentle, affectionate, low key, good with her male housemate as well as other dogs, obedient, house trained, well behaved…The list is endless… One wonders how it is at all possible to part with such a valuable …family member…Sadly, people have their circumstances and housing rules ignore very often people and dogs feelings. Luna is now with us…She has been beautifully cared for and is dressed in a perfect and very feminine little black dress. She does not understand what is happening to her. Where is her house, where are her people , what’s this place….? She rests quietly in her kennel. Her eyes are deep, wide and dark…She is a nice girl and accepts my leash right away. That is what a good dog does. She knows her lines. Luna walks the tail between her legs, calmly. She does not mind stairs, up and down. She eliminates in one stop, sniffs a lot along the way and pays attention to her surroundings. Pigeons are of no interest to her and other pooches are neared uneventfully. Being an intuitive gal, she picks up quickly that I mean well and opens up, treats helping. Free in a pen, she explores a little, checks on some activity here and there but always comes back to sit by me, like she was my own dog. She looks at me with “reborn eyes”, shiny and trusting. She is so my kind of dog, poised, faithful and discretely loving. What’s not to like about Luna? She is an older gal, true but good genes,a nurturing past and a new caring and loving life might yield quite a number of great shared years between Luna and her new master or family. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center. A great friend is waiting for you!
Luna is an 11 year old spayed Lab / Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Her owner got her from her previous owner when she was 4 months old and relinquished her after moving to a home that doesn’t allow pets.
Luna is friendly/outgoing with new people. She lived with 5 children ages 6 and older and was relaxed, playful, and tolerant. She plays gently with people. Luna lived with a large male dog and met dogs outside. She’s relaxed, playful, tolerant, and plays gently-exuberantly with other dogs. She cuddled with the dog in the home and they had puppies. Luna hasn’t bit anyone.
Luna doesn’t mind storms. She doesn’t mind when someone takes her food/treat/toy, moves her off furniture, holds/restrains her, wakes her up, or bathes her. She enjoys being brushed. Her nails were trimmed by a vet. She’s friendly with strangers who approach her home/family.
FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW
Luna’s family describes her as friendly, affectionate, playful, mellow, sweet, obedient, and medium-high energy. She followed her family around. She played with stuffed and squeaky toys. She plays chase and tug. She lived inside and slept on a blanket or pillow. She ate dry Rachel Ray dog food and got chicken and wet food as a treat. She’s housetrained, pottied in grass, and didn’t have accidents. She is well-behaved while left alone. She sits when asked and waves her paw “hello.” She went for brisk walks and jogs and doesn’t pull on her leash. Off-leash, she wanders but waits for her owner and comes back when called.
Luna sat under or close to her owner. When I approached, she approached me and had an open mouth and soft body while I pet and collared her. She was tense while I scanned her. She sat closely beside her owner when asked or when we said the word “sit” in conversation. After her owner left, she watched the door with wide eyes. She walked around with a low body and tail. She sat when asked and stayed on the back drop during pictures.
11/9: When introduced off leash to another dog in the care center, Luna greets with a soft body and wagging tail. She appears to be a bit nervous in the yard environment, and does not seek out further interaction when the greeter dog walks away.
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