|Breed (mixed):||Shih Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier|
Luna is a spayed female shih tzu / yorkie cross, approximately 3 years old. We are unsure of her history as she was found stray.
She is crate-trained and walks well on a leash. She loves to play fetch and knows sit, stay and come. She can be affectionate and cuddly but only on her own terms, she is generally aloof.
Luna does not like her space invaded. She is anxious around strangers and may bite if they attempt to pet her. Even if someone she trusts tries to pet her when she is not receptive at the time or if caught off guard, she may attempt to bite.
Her perfect home will be an experienced, quiet "homebody" type of person who is happy to just hang together without the need to always pet her. Over time, with patience and a consistent routine, she may return to her sweet, affectionate self once her self-esteem improves and she loses her anxiety - or she may always stay aloof - her person should be okay with either outcome.
Luna is currently fostering at a kennel after being returned due to her jealousy of the other dog in her recent adoptive home. So she will need a home where she is the only dog because she is dominant with other dogs, although she can get along with other dogs on neutral territory.
She loves being outside, rolls in the snow and is non-reactive to dogs on the other side of the fence but will growl at dogs going past her kennel. She greets happy and with tail wags but can become anxious if approached too fast or close.
The home should be someone who does not have children (including visiting children/grandkids) nor frequent visitors.
No apartments or townhouse applicants please, to avoid meeting strangers when taken outside for potty, and because she can be a barker (her stranger danger issue again).
If you are a quiet homebody who wants a canine roommate, to give a little girl a chance to “just be”, please contact June at firstname.lastname@example.org