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TailWaggers of the week: Missy & Luna

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Missy and Luna.


Missy is a four-year-old spayed female Doberman Pinscher who went to rescue when her owner developed health issues. Shortly afterward, Missy with was diagnosed with two likely inoperable mast cell tumors. One year after diagnosis, the tumors have not grown. Missy is on a very affordable Chinese herbal supplement which seems to be helping. We're searching for a super special person or family to give her the home and love she deserves despite her diagnosis. She is active and happy, and could easily have years of life left. 

Missy is an incredibly dedicated, loyal dog. She bonds closely to her people, and has a protective nature. She's highly intelligent, driven to learn, and excels in training. She has high food drive, and moderate toy drive. Missy is not for the novice owner — she'll require a person who has worked with guardian breeds before and done a bit of training. She's super affectionate and will stick to you like velcro. Missy is crate-trained, house-trained, rides well in the car, and knows basic commands. She's a polite walker on the leash. Missy would do best as the only dog, but she's so awesome she's the only dog you'll need. Interested in fostering or adopting? Email us at adopt@soldogtucson.com or call 520-336-8526. For our foster dogs, we cover all medical and food costs.


Luna is a young adult female who'd make a wonderful companion for someone active! She loves to go on walks, runs, car rides, walk on the treadmill, play ball — you name it. Luna is all about adventure. She is crate-trained (though needs a sturdier style crate, which is included in her adoption) and house-trained. She gets along well with most other dogs. She has a natural protective instinct and would be a great guardian for her person or family. She knows basic obedience commands, including sit, down, stay, wait, up, place, come and more. Luna's adoption includes discounts on boarding and daycare with SolDOG for life. Ongoing training support is also included. To set up a time to meet her please contact adopt@soldogtucson.com or call 520-336-8526.

Disclosure: Maria Coxon-Smith is the director of HardLuckHoundsAz.org, a nonprofit local dog rescue group.

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Most Tucson rescue groups are small, volunteer-based nonprofit groups who rely on the community to fulfill their mission to save animals' lives. Not only do they count on donations from the public to cover costs, they depend on people who are willing to open their hearts and homes to needy animals until they are ready for adoption. If you are interested in saving a life by becoming a foster, please contact a local rescue group today.