Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Luna. She is a 16-month-old American Bulldog who has reached her ideal weight of 76 lbs. Luna has a short hair coat with minimal shedding. She was surrendered to us along with 5 babies, courtesy of a backyard breeder who decided to keep 3 of the pups and sold them immediately.
Luna arrived at our Rescue with her 5 babies and was relatively thin. As time went on, she started to get sick—bloody diarrhea, weight loss, etc. Our Veterinarians discovered something in her stomach through a thorough workup, so exploratory surgery was done. It was there we found the cause, a piece of corncob, courtesy of the home of the backyard breeder. She would have died had we not sought medical help as soon as possible. The corncob was removed she was spayed. Recovery took over 2 months, and she had an infection that was transferred to her milk, which eventually led to the death of one of her pups. That particular pup was the only one who was still nursing as he had no interest in puppy gruel.
Fast forward to July, now all of her puppies have been adopted and Mommy Luna now has reached her ideal weight. She is fed twice daily and does well, and we recommend, Performatrim Small Breed Puppy Food. She has a chicken allergy but this chicken food, must use different chicken by products and it doesn't give her a reaction at all. She loves it and you can see from her photos she looks fantastic. She is well-socialized and enjoys walks and meeting people. Luna loves riding in the car especially if she is going to the vet clinic. She is excellent in the vehicle. She does pull on the lead and is a very strong girl. Luna doesn't appear to have the stubbornness trait that American Bulldogs are known for. She listens very well and one doesn't have to ask her to do something more than once. She does play in the yard with the foster dogs in the home. She doesn't mind the rain, and puddles and she is great in the bathtub. She is very affectionate but will only give you kisses if you ask her to. She does well at the vet clinic for having any procedure done to her including her nails.
The ideal home for Luna is a family that has large dog experience and understands how strong they can be. A single-dog home will be best for her. She is wonderful with children but again due to her size, she may bowl over small children. Luna needs to always be with a family that continually socializes her with people. Her favourite play buddies are large male dogs.
Luna is spayed, up to date with vaccines 4dx tested negative, and on heartworm/flea/tick prevention. On Aug 5 she weighed in at 34.7 kgs an increase of 22 kgs from when she first got sick.
A fully fenced yard is mandatory to apply for our Luna.
Thank you to Melissa Caron Photography for these absolutely perfect photos of her.