|For the Love of Luna, Every
Dog is Perfect Rescue, Inc.
reveal: This is our story
It was a connection I cannot explain; a love and
trust like no other I have ever known. She was the caretaker, the
protector, my Mama dog. The one who taught me as much as I taught
her and the one who inspired my commitment to animal advocacy and
rescue. My baby, my Luna this is our story.
Luna was an adorable little Doberman pup from Alabama. Although
timid and afraid, I could see her eyes were filled with hope and
it was love at first sight. She soon turned into a little ball of
energy and love with a healthy dose of hyperactivity! And the more
comfortable she became, the more she displayed behavioral issues
like fear snapping and biting if someone moved abruptly or
unexpectedly. So now what? I had little kids I had to worry about,
so I did some digging and found she was the product of a puppy mill
in the South, which explained everything. How could one expect
anything else coming from an abusive, uncaring and unfeeling
environment? Before long I put an intensive training plan into
motion with some heavy research and tips from professionals.
Surprisingly, in about 6 months Luna was good as gold. It took
patience, diligence and most importantly, consistency with everyone
in the house, but we never gave up and the reward was well worth it.
Luna taught us how to look at things through her eyes how to
understand canine behavior and how to get the desired response to
our every action.
As I started my journey volunteering at a local animal shelter, she
walked side-by-side with me as I fostered many pregnant dogs and
cats, and their puppies and kittens. We all watched with amazement
as she became the most nurturing, caring and silly dog with everyone
cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters as well as every child she met.
She kept everyone in line and always made sure everyone was happy,
healthy, and getting along. She was their protector, and she
inspired me to protect and care for as many animals as I can.
On August 6th, 2019, I lost my beloved Luna to a massive heart
attack while doing her favorite thing, playing catch in the backyard
with her tennis ball. She was 7 ½ years old, healthy and happy and
gone from my life in minutes. I was utterly devastated, and made a
promise to honor her by saving as many others as I can, for the love
She taught me Every Dog is Perfect, no matter what or where they
came from. She also taught me how from animals we, too, can learn
the unconditional love, nurturing nature and compassion they have
for one another, and bring it to those around us. This rescue was
established for just that to FEEL the love of an animal in need,
HEAL them while healing yourself, and REVEAL the true importance of
promoting the humane treatment of animals in this world.