|Breed (mixed):||Shih Tzu / Yorkshire Terrier|
Luna is a shih tzu / yorkie cross, approximately 3 years old. We are unsure of her history as she was found stray. She was recently adopted to a home who wanted a canine friend for their dog, but she was returned because she was overly dominant with the other dog, who was very timid. Although she gets along with other dogs, she'd be best being the only dog living in the home but gets to socialize with other dogs regularly.
Luna's foster home finds her to be lovable and snuggly but she is slow to trust new people. Thus her first couple days will be difficult for new adopters as she won’t let you touch her until she gets to know you. Once you have earned her trust, she is wonderful with people she knows. She is grumpy with guests but can be verbally corrected.
Luna is crate-trained and walks well on a leash. She loves to play fetch and knows sit, stay and come.
Because she may bite if someone she doesn't know invades her space to pet her, we’re seeking a home that does not have children, including visiting grandkids, etc. and a home that does not entertain a lot, as even adults will often not heed the warning to not pet the dog!
We are seeking a house, not apartment, because she would meet strangers frequently in apartment hallways and elevators when going out for potty, who may try to pet her. She can also be a barker when someone comes to the door, so an apt with people walking past in the hallway might cause her to bark and become a noise problem for neighbours.
She needs someone patient who understands not to push themselves on her and can work on her lack of self-esteem so that she can improve over time.
Here is additional information from her recent home that had to return her due to her dominant behaviour with their other dog:
Luna needs to be with a more dominant dog - she does like to play but she did snap when she was done or tired. This scared my dog who is very timid. Even though she wants to be petted on her own terms she wants to always be touching you - laying on your lap, your feet, your pillow. She is always looking to us for reassurance. She would block (the other dog) from getting near us. She does love fetch and squeaky fabric chew toys. Strange sounds make her nervous and can make her snappy ie dishwasher running, tv in sons room caught her attention and made her jumpy snappy.
She is very loving once she trusts you and it only took 24 hrs for (us) to be able to pet her but we would still need to make sure she was receptive and we didn’t surprise her. She is very smart. Knew where to sit to get a treat, very calm waiting for food. Loves being outside but wants you with her. Excellent walker but we didn’t really see other dogs or people on walks. Dogs barking in the distance caught her attention but she didn’t pull on leash.
She needs someone that can work with her to bring out the sweet dog she is but that knows that she may always have bite issues with strangers. She could be socialized with other dogs but will defiantly try to dominate.
If interested in Luna, please contact June at firstname.lastname@example.org