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LUNA (Ocho)

  • AARCS ID# A33689742
  • Female
  • Breed: Retriever, Labrador/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 10/7/2016
  • Size: Large
  • located in Edmonton

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    Photos courtesy of Renata Ruch Photography

    Deep in the heart of the City of Edmonton, we discover the rarest of creatures, Ocho, otherwise known as Luna.

    This magnificent beast is quite large, but her slim, muscular figure allows her to move smoothly and swiftly through her environment. She can be found guarding the backyard on a warm afternoon, patrolling the neighbourhood on leash when her harness is attached, or stretched out on the rug in front of the fireplace on chilly evenings. She goes into hibernation daily from Monday through Friday, and can be spotted in her crate, curled up as she awaits the return of her temporary foster mom.

    This soft, furry ear-nuzzler is quite youthful and playful, and entices her human companion into endless games of fetch. She is skilled in the art of negotiation and sleeps at the base of the bed, keeping her mistress’s toes warm all night long, in exchange for morning belly-rubs.

    Luna is a discerning critter, though, and takes her time adjusting to new canines… she appears to have a marked preference for larger dogs who can match her speed and strength in a game of chase or tug. Smaller animals are too easily pounced upon and are safest outside of Luna’s usual territory.

    Despite her size, this deceptive wildebeest is excellent at camouflage and has often fooled less discerning folk into mistaking her for the ‘Lovebug’ or the ‘Snuggleworm’, both of which are frequently found in homes in these parts. While it is true that she has hindquarters which are endlessly swaying from her wagging tail, this particular mammal has 22 toes, which would indicate she is most likely descended from the long line of Cuddlesauruses.

    Luna is relentless in her pursuit of snacks – her sniffing skills are astounding and she can find a piece of kibble under the furthest reaches of the living room furniture. This ever-resourceful food-gobbler has learned that she may receive an abundance of edible rewards when she responds appropriately to commands such as ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘crate’, ‘paw’, ‘touch’, and ‘stay’.

    When her foster-mom returns home, Luna’s highly attuned nose can also detect the slightest trace of betrayal, immediately noticing the scent of any animal she may have been petting while outside of the family den. An ‘ear-scratch’ penalty is immediately exacted to appease and reassure the envious pooch.

    As you can imagine, with such an incredible sense of smell, Luna is keen to thoroughly sniff out any new humans who enter her space before she allows them to pet her. This process is smoothly facilitated with a few treats, as well as some patience on the human’s part, and rarely takes more than a few minutes.

    Now, at the young age of two, Luna is in need of a new habitat to reside in. She has spent several happy months in her current residence, but her next home must be a permanent one – with all the uncertainty in her past, it is vital that she finally settle in with a family to accept her as one of their pack for the next decade or so.

    Please take a moment to schedule a visit with this charming canine to discover for yourself if she could be your next four-legged family member.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      NO CATS PLEASE!
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Larger dogs, slow intros
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Only tested with Kids Over 8 Years
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      Nervous around new people and dogs; needs patience