Name: Luna (foster)
Age: 12 years, 9 months, female
Weight: 20 kg
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: Luna
Age at adoption: currently fostering, have had her only 3 weeks
Adopted from: fostering through Victoria Humane Society
Coat - single/double: single
Likes: all the attention
Sleeping locations: inside, wherever
Off-leash time: no, because I’m fostering her
Escaped or lost?: not with me
Medical conditions: just old
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: came from Whistler
Anything else you'd like to share: Luna loves to talk on walks and wants to meet everyone
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed August 5, 2017
Luna couldn't have been more chill about the whole photo session. In fact she was so chill I decided to photograph her while she was laying on the sofa. And she is the only sleddie in this project [so far] who is standing straight on, not sideways, for her portrait against the wall! She would not stand sideways... ah well...
I met Luna in March 2012 at the Victoria SPCA - she was a lovely old girl then and she was just as lovely when I got to see her again. This time she was in foster with Lion and Nordique's human - her family situation had changed and they needed to re-home her so she was surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society and lived with her old Whistler kennel mates Lion and Nordique for a bit. She only lasted a short time in foster before she was adopted. When she came to my studio this day I took her outside to get some 'adopt me' photos and she said 'hi' to people walking down the street - it wasn't a bark, it was more of a 'i'd like to meet you and get some pets'. It was adorable.
Luna is a survivor of the Whistler cull in 2010.