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My name is Luca!
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K-9 New Life

Facts about me

English (Redtick) Coonhound
Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - with White
9 years 7 months old, Adult
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 69 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Meet Luca!

Luca is a wonderful dog who has just the perfect balance of chill and play. He currently lives with 2 other dogs in his foster home. Luca is great in the car and enjoys rides, walks and his chew bones.

Luca does need two 20 minute walks a day. He walks really well on a leash with regular stops for hound sniffing!

Luca is a great communicator. He lets you know what he wants when he wants it and is extremely happy with himself when he gets his point across. He does have the most enthusiastic and spirited howl to let you know if you are taking too long to get his food in the bowl or talking to someone else too long on his walks 😂

Luca will scratch on the door when he wants to go in and out or is known to dump the leash and toy baskets on the floor to let you know it’s time to go!

His foster has learned to keep counters clear for he does have a great sense of smell with a body that can reach great distances.

He LOVES attention and has a VERY sweet temperament!

Luca is such a great dog you just can’t help but fall in love with him.

Luca does require a fenced in yard because he is a hound 😂

If you would like to meet this handsome young man, please go to and fill out our online adoption application. You will find it under “Dogs for Adoption”

K-9 New Life

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 6427, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our goal is to find loving, lifelong homes for our dogs.

We require an adoption application, a home inspection, and $250 adoption donation. This helps pay for medical care, dog food, and supplies.

To ensure we find the best homes for dogs in our care, our adoption process involves several steps. Adopting a dog requires a commitment of love and responsibility for the welfare of the animal, just as you would have for a human member of your family. Please consider the challenges that come with owning a dog as these challenges are often the reason many pets end up in shelters.

1. Complete our online adoption application:

2. Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you.

3. A home check is done to ensure the dog will live in a suitable environment.

4. A meet and greet will be arranged for the adopter and the dog(s) of interest.

5. An adoption contract must be completed to finalize the adoption process.

Prior to adoption, all of our dogs receive a general veterinary checkup, vaccinations, deworming, heart worm test (treatment, if necessary), heart worm/flea/tick prevention, and spay/neuter.

Go meet their pets

If you would like to meet any of our adoptable dogs, please check our website for upcoming events:

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More about this rescue

K-9 New Life is an all breed, no-kill dog rescue organization located in southeast Virginia. We are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The mission of K-9 New Life is to take in dogs from shelters when they have run out of time or are injured or too sick for the shelters to handle. We provide them with health care, rehabilitation, training, and a loving foster home until they can be adopted. Our focus is to give these less fortunate dogs a second chance to live the life they deserve.