Finding a Forever Home

Luna’s Journey

Finding a Forever Home
Luna’s Journey

What did the dog say to the tree? Bark!

In 2015, Chelsie Campell and her two kids adopted Ms. Luna who was located in an outdoor shelter in Mississippi. Campell’s husband found her on Facebook. Once he had seen the posted he fell in love and dropped everything to go get her. To put this in perspective, The Campbells live in Tennessee which is over a six-hour drive to Mississippi.

Bringing Luna home took a lot of time and patience. She was untrained, not to mention very large, and energetic. In order for Luna and the family to coexist, she needed training. Chelsie Campbell and her family worked hard on leading Luna down the right path, and within a few weeks, she was no longer a juvenile puppy.

Since Luna was rescued, she has become the perfect family dog. She’s protective over Noah and Alexa Campbell, Chelsie Campbell’s kids\; she also enjoys taking a swim in the family’s pool.

“Luna has impacted all of our lives. The family loves her and she loves us just as equally. I wouldn’t know what to do without her,” said Chelsie Campbell.

The big question is which is better: adopting from a shelter or buying from a breeder. Mrs. Campbell believes that both options are equally as good.

“No matter the choice, it should be made after fully educating yourself on the pros and cons of each. Would I rescue again? Absolutely. Every dog deserves a chance at a great life, and we all know the love we receive in return is worth it all,” said Campell.

In this case, the family has both a dog from the shelter and one from a breeder. There is a good and a bad side to adopting from a shelter. The dog may be untrained and have behavioral problems just as Luna did. But, that shouldn’t matter. Old dogs can still learn new tricks.