My name is Luna!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania - Luna
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Helping Hearts & Healing Tails Animal Rescue

Facts about Luna

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Luna was picked up as a stray by animal control in November 2016 but got lucky and has been living in a foster home for the past 6 months. She is about 3 years old, is up to date on vaccines, spayed, and is potty and crate trained. Luna is very laid back, and some would even say lazy – sleeping is her everything and she is regularly the last thing out of bed every morning! She currently spends most of her days napping because her foster parents are at work but when she is awake she really enjoys chewing Nylabones, snuggling, going for walks, and giving the best kisses ever. Some more fun facts about Luna: She hates walking in wet grass and hugs the house when taken out in it. She often flops on her back and wiggles mid-walk or potty break. She holds her pee forever, like 12 hours is nothing to her so she would be great for an adopter who works long hours. Luna likes to sleep under blankets when it's chilly and she sometimes sleeps with her eyes open. She also gets hot in warm weather so she doesn’t need long walks but would benefit from daily exercise since she is still so young. She is accustomed to sweaters, coats, and rubber booties (Pawz brand) when walked in the winter. When she gets excited she does a little tap dance, lifting her feet off the ground in succession. She enjoys sleeping in closets, especially if it's stocked with pillows. Luna waits for her food until given a command and she also knows “sit”, “paw”, and “stay”. She often keeps her hind end on the bed when eating for no apparent reason other than to show off her upper body strength (which makes her foster parents laugh really hard!). Her long legs lead to tendencies toward incoordination (falls off bed, missteps, misjudges distances). Luna loves belly rubs and she makes chomping sounds when playing or yawning (so dramatic and adorable). Luna likes cats who are not afraid of dogs but she should be supervised around them until they are bonded. She regularly sniffs and rubs noses with her kitty fosters and calms down around them once the initial excitement has passed. Luna is also working with a trainer on her manners. She can be a bit reactive toward new dogs, but is slowly learning to accept her foster parents’ other dogs. Since she is known to be selective with other dogs, she would likely do best as the only dog in a household or require a long introduction to build trust and create a bond with a future housemate. Luna is muzzle trained to assist with those transitions but also to ensure safety for vet trips and walking with her foster parents’ other dogs. Luna has been around children and has done great but she is 68 lbs and excitable so she would likely do best around older kids. Finally, Luna is a cancer survivor!! As a result, she needs to be on Benadryl (50mg twice per day) for the rest of her life to inhibit mast cell tumor growth, which she was found to be prone to. However, the generic brand is OK, and at about $8.00 for a 600 count bottle at Costco that equates to 5 CENTS per day to keep Luna cancer free and believe us, SHE IS SO WORTH IT! She has no complaints about taking her pills with a spoonful of coconut oil or nut butter! Adopt this girl, she will not disappoint!

About Helping Hearts & Healing Tails Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small foster based rescue, not a shelter, comprised of multiple individuals that open their homes to stray, sick, and forgotten animals in need. We began the rescue in the Ligonier Area to focus on issues of stray, abandoned, and neglected animals. We often took in animals for the local police departments instead of having them sent to animal control. We have since expanded and try to cooperate with the public, other rescues, and other animal groups to assist any animal in need. Our primary focus area for intake though is still the Ligonier Valley. Adoptions can be made to any area as long as the adoption process is completed.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Arrangements can be made to visit with any of our pets, but because we are foster based and do not have one facility, appointments must be made to do so. To visit with a pet, please contact us at 814-421-7078 by phone or text.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process consists of an initial application for the animal of interest, followed by reference checks (both personal and with a veterinarian), a home visit, and finally if approved an adoption contract. All animals are required to be inside companion pets and the owner must maintain veterinary care throughout the life of the animal.

Adoption fees are $150 for dogs, unless it fostered through us for another rescue and $75 for cats.

All animals are up to date with vaccinations and spayed/neutered before adoption.