If ever there was a true story of a dog’s survival and recovery, this is it. On June first of this year, Luna , a four year old Boxer was rescued off the streets of Jocotepec in Jalisco, Mexico. She was found in an emaciated state and barely able to stand. She required immediate medical intervention needing IV fluids to survive the night Her weight was less than 29 pounds. A healthy female Boxer would typically weight around 60-65 pounds. With her life hanging by a string, the odds were stacked against her with few people giving her much chance at survival. Luna had other plans.
Two surgeries were facing her, the first being the removal of her uterus but it was imperative that she get healthy enough to survive the surgery. Each day she slowly grew a bit stronger. After receiving donations from some amazing people in the dog community and the assistance of the rescue group Bone Voyage , Luna was ready for surgery. After a lot of delicate loving care, she surprised everyone and pulled through. A second surgery was required which improved her health dramatically and she continued to recover day by day. It was a long, slow recovery that highlighted her will to survive.
Today, Luna is a healthy beauty. Being in a home for the past few months, she is house trained. She is not food aggressive in any way, non-drooling and loves her treats. She walks great on a leash, travels well in a car and is looking for that special person that will love her as much as she will adore them! She will make an amazing addition to any family as she is good with children and a home environment. A calm and intelligent girl, she deserves to have all the comforts that had been denied her during the first few years of her life. Luna would do best in a home as an only dog. Luna was rescued from Guadalajara, Mexico. Will you be her hero?
steps to adopting
The first step to adopting a dog from SDH is to complete the adoption application. The application takes a few days to be approved. Once completed and approved it is good for all dogs and saved for future use.
To finalize an adoption you must complete the contract and pay an adoption fee of $300. The adoption fee helps cover our costs. On average, per dog, it costs between $300-$700 for vetting, transport, sterilization and more. All dogs are rescued and do not transport to SDH until they are healthy and ready to be adopted. All dogs are vetted before they fly, given standard vaccines and rabies, dewormed, given flea/tick treatments and tested for heart worm. Most dogs are sterilized before they fly, however if this is not the case we will spay/neuter them once they arrive at our cost.
Upon arrival all dogs are seen for a wellness exam and parasite screening. Any treatment necessary is at our expense.