Lucha, the lover!
Hi, friends! My name is Lucha, and I’m a 2-year-old spayed Shepherd Mix female. I weigh about 40 pounds, and I’m completely house-trained, potty-trained, and leash-trained.
I come from the streets of Tijuana, where I was found in extremely poor condition. Thankfully, though, I was picked up by a Good Samaritan, and I’ve been in TAP’s loving care ever since. As far as my health goes, I have chronic kidney disease, so I will require regular vet monitoring and management for the rest of my life. To help ensure I feel my best, I’m on a special prescription food called Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney. I am also showing signs of heart disease that will need to be monitored. However, this may be a temporary issue due to the incorrect grain-free diet I was previously on, so I will need another echocardiogram in late July in order to make a definitive diagnosis. Until then, I’m taking Pimobendan, which is about $130 for a three-month supply.
But, enough about my health stuff – that certainly doesn’t get me down one bit! I really am one of the sweetest and most loving dogs you’ll ever meet. In fact, my foster mama tells me that I’m the best dog she’s ever fostered. I always want to be around my people, and I love being pet and giving kisses – especially to new people who I’ve just met! I also love playing with my toys, and I live for a game of fetch. Don’t count on me bringing the ball back, though! Generally, I’m a pretty low-key girl who sleeps the majority of the day. But, when I get those bursts of energy, I’m just a goofy ball of joy who can entertain myself with my toys for hours.
My ideal furever home would be with anyone who wants to be loved unconditionally. Because I enjoy people so much, I’d love to have someone around the house most of the day, but if not, I would do just fine on my own. Doggie siblings are A-OK with me, though I would just need time to warm up to one who is extra-hyper or much bigger than me. I love kids, too, and I think I’d do the best around older children who can respect my boundaries.
Are you looking for love? If so, I’m your match! My adoption fee is $450 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/
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