Pitbull mix that wears her heart on her chest seeks a ‘furever retirement’ home
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.
Lulu is a 9-year-old dog available for adoption through Bully Up Rescue.