You probably know some Doodles, right? They always seem so happy and bouncy, just loving life. Let me introduce you to Luna and Pepper, two Doodles in my Rescued Dogs Project. They were both let down by their people, and needed new homes.
An Unwanted Puppy
Luna had a tough start in life. As a puppy she lived primarily outdoors with little human interaction. At six months of age, her breeder still hadn’t sold all of the puppies, and Luna was surrendered to New Leash on Life Dog Rescue, a rescue organization based in La Crosse, WI.
The director of the rescue told her friend Emily about poor Luna. Emily agreed to foster, and an initial meeting was planned. When they first met, Luna stepped out of the car completely terrified. Emily said, “She immediately tried to slip her collar and run”. Luna went home with Emily, but didn’t eat or drink for three days. After about three weeks of cowering and being so afraid, Luna started to warm up to Emily. According to Emily, “After three weeks I knew I wasn’t ever going to make her have to re-adjust to a new family and I made it official”. Luna was home to stay. Interestingly, Emily realized Luna was much more comfortable with other dogs around, which is what led her to Pepper.
Pepper Avoids the Shelter
Pepper was just a puppy when she was purchased by a family. At about one year of age, poor Pepper found herself on her way to the local animal shelter. Lucky for this puppy though, a vet tech was at the shelter when the family brought her in. This wonderful person overheard the family’s situation (an illness in the family) and offered to keep Pepper until they could take her back. Pepper was safe, and avoided a stay at the shelter.
A Friend for Luna
Luna and Pepper Today
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