My name is Cora (#3417). I arrived from China on November 23, 2020. My foster family asked me to share that I am beautiful, loving, and sweet. I have some fears and quirks but all I need to overcome those is a lot of love, patience, and learning to trust my humans.
I am a counter surfer but listen well when told “off.” I taught myself to use the doggy door so potty issues are non-existent. I love people. I do jump on my fosters, but I am learning what off means. (“Off” is a good word!) I love my toys. I love to collect things and take them outside. I love taking the pillows off the couch for no reason other than I want to take them off.
Did I say I love people? I am a furry ball of energy and my fosters think I would love a playmate; they have two small senior dogs and I tend to walk over them since I am not used to being around smaller animals. I am not aggressive toward them but if they startle me, I will bark loud and deep which sounds like thunder! The same goes with the cat. I want to be friends but do not understand how to use a gentle approach. Perhaps a home with no cats or a “dog savvy” cat would be best and a playmate or two that are closer to my size would be even better.
I love my treats and am very gentle when taking them from your hand. I love my food and am not so gentle about waiting for it, but I am smart, and am working on waiting. Heck, if you had to wait all day for someone to feed you, you would be a little bit impatient as well.
I love to chase my tennis ball and am very good at bringing it back and dropping it. I am fast! I love to play and run. I am working on my leash skills. I am strong so my fosters have a front-clip harness which works well.
My fosters say I have, ‘the most beautiful brown eyes that make you melt when I stare at you wanting attention.’ They think you can see the love and maybe a little bit of uncertainty in them. No one can fully understand what my past was like. I am fearful of things with handles (brooms, long sticks); I will cower and try to hide when I see them. My fosters have learned to go slow when they are around me with something new. I need space to learn to trust.
My fosters and I will have a hard time parting once I find my forever home but we’re thankful to have been part of each others journey.
Cora was adopted on January 21, 2021