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Facts about me

Chow Chow
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not 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
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Available to foster or adopt!

Breed: Chow
DOB: est. 6/2014
Gender: female
Altered: yes
Coat: long
Size: medium
Color(s): black
***Needs a Foster Home***
This dog is in need of a foster home as well as a permanent home. If you are interested in fostering please fill out an online application.

Hi, I'm Luna an outgoing Chow who was originally rescued from an LA Shelter on my last day. I was adopted into what I thought was my forever home, but sadly it was not meant to be. With a new baby coming soon and moving out of the country, my adopters don't think they will have time for me and are unsure how I would do with a newborn. I'm grateful CARL has a lifetime commitment to all of their dogs and always take us back anytime an adopter can no longer keep us.

I have been diagnosed with Cushing's disease and take trilostane twice a day for it. Before vet appointments I take gabapentin and trazadone to help calm my nerves. I also have a sensitive digestive system and I eat Hill's i/d prescription dry food with salmon oil added in.

I can be somewhat aloof at first, not too dissimilar to a cat. I take a while to warm up to new people and can react negatively (I give warning signs - growling, snarling or barking) if my personal space is breached before trust is formed. Once I'm used to someone (which could take hours or days), I can be extremely cuddly and demand attention. However, it's best to go slow with me until I'm relaxed and comfortable with you. I'm very happy to see people I love and will even jump on the couch to cuddle.

I've had formal training, but I also have a stubborn side where I have selective hearing, if you know what I mean. I am food-motivated, so that always helps.

I have low energy overall and don't require a lot of exercise. I do enjoy being chased around the house and playing with my favorite chew toys. I also love being outside and running around, long walks and racing with my humans (on leash only). I enjoy tummy rubs and going on adventures, especially to a dog-friendly beach.

I'd do best in a home with no other animals. I would do best in an adult only home or possibly with older children who understand my boundaries. I'm not overly fond of dogs coming to the house. Dog parks aren't recommended as I don't always get along with dogs there too. I have a high prey drive and although I currently live with a cat, we are always kept separated.

I tend to bark at random noises or when people walk by a window. I will dart out open doors. I think it's a game and want to be chased, so I don't always listen to come back. I'm known to resource guard, so my food bowl is usually held for me until I'm finished. I don't self feed as if I do not finish my food in one sitting, I will resource guard the remaining food.

If you think you can give me the home environment I need to thrive, please fill out an online application to meet me.

September 29, 2022, 1:31 pm


Canine Adoption and Rescue League

Contact info
Pet ID
Ventura, CA 93005

Their adoption process


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Due to covid-19 an online application is required for review before a meet and greet will be scheduled with any dogs of interest.

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The goal of Project Second Chance is to match dogs with homes that are well suited to their needs, temperament, age, and energy level. Please visit our website to read about our adoption process.

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Due to covid-19 dogs are shown by appointment only. An online application is required before a meet and greet will be scheduled with any dogs of interest. As stores allow, we will start showing dogs at "Away Adoption" Events please visit our website for more information.

More about this rescue

Canine Adoption and Rescue League is a 501(c)(3) Private Non-Profit No-Kill Organization. We rely on donations and do not receive government, state, or city funding. We operate almost entirely by volunteers. Since 1996, Canine Adoption and Rescue League has rescued and placed thousands of unwanted, sick, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in our adoption program are placed in pre-screened, loving and secure homes. We make a lifetime commitment to all of our dogs. Canine Adoption and Rescue League receives hundreds of calls from people who must find a home for a stray, a litter of puppies or even a family pet. Canine Adoption and Rescue League's mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through our adoption, education, and outreach programs.