Pit­bull mix that wears her heart on her chest seeks a ‘fur­ever re­tire­ment’ home

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Kath­leen Chris­tiansen

Lulu, a 9-year-old pit­bull-Labrador mix, had about 15 tu­mors on her body and was ema­ci­ated when she came to Bully Up Rescue. The dog, for­merly known as Thelma, was orig­i­nally dis­cov­ered as a stray in March by Or­ange County An­i­mal Ser­vices. Af­ter two months, she was still sit­ting in her ken­nel, likely passed up for her age and the lumps on her body.

The shel­ter gave her days to live be­fore she would be eu­th­a­nized, when Bully Up Rescue de­cided to take her on May 1.

With help from part­ner Rescue Me Or­lando, they found her a rescue home. Lulu im­me­di­ately went to the Chick­a­saw Trail An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal, where her tu­mors were re­moved — all were be­nign and she cur­rently has no med­i­cal con­cerns.

This sweet se­nior — who lit­er­ally wears her heart on her chest, a white patch of fur forms the shape — is now look­ing for her “fur­ever re­tire­ment” home.

In her free time, Lulu loves to nap and cud­dle, es­pe­cially with her foster par­ents’ pit­bull-boxer mix, Clarkie.

“She is very laid back, very calm,” said Lulu’s foster mom, Joanna Green­hut.

“She’s very She’s a cud­dler.”

Green­hut men­tioned that Lulu also en­joys go­ing for walks and in­spect­ing sus­pi­cious pack­ages.

“She’s very nosy,” she said. “We call it the TSA. When you come in with gro­ceries or any­thing, she’s like, ‘Ex­cuse me, ma’am, I’m gonna have to check those.’ And she just sniffs lov­ing.

BULLY UP RESCUE/COUR­TESY PHOTO

Lulu is a 9-year-old dog avail­able for adop­tion through Bully Up Rescue.

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