Jason and I started to follow GBR after seeing a viral video of a group of Goldens rushing into a room after being rescued in China. Shortly after we came across Daisy’s picture and she immediately struck both of our hearts. Love at first sight. Her status showed moderate hip dysplasia and an upcoming hip replacement, and we figured having a home with two stories immediately ruled us out. We continued to follow GBR nonetheless and couldn’t get Daisy out of our minds or hearts. We put in our application thinking we’d be matched with another dog equally as deserving but were delighted to learn that Daisy was healing well and that adopting her was a very real possibility. After some extra healing time, we made a date to drive the 5+ hours to meet her, almost 3 months after we first saw her picture on the GBR site. There is no doubt that she was meant to be ours.
We know that Daisy’s beginnings were rough coming from a meat farm in China. She has mobility issues and shows signs of anxiety like her hula hoops (where she walks in constant circles). There have been a couple nights where she’s woken us up howling and crying in her sleep. She’s had to learn how to learn and learn how to play. However, she is the most relaxed and relaxing dog we’ve ever met. She soothes everyone she meets with her calm demeanor. She loves like she’s never known anything else and everyone who meets her, adores her. We’ve been asked on several occasions if she’s a therapy dog given her effect on the people she meets.
Fast forward to 3 months later and she’s motoring up and down stairs, she knows how to sit, she knows down, she waits calmly for her food and understands her release command. She shows phenomenal impulse control and her schedule is on point. She’s the destroyer of all toys, but only toys. We have the utmost trust in her around everything else in the house, including her cat sister who torments Daisy to no end.
Our heart explodes when Daisy is introduced to new things. The first day with a frisbee, her first groom, taking her to our local pet store to try on her first jacket, the first time in the basement, the first time we put boots on her (okay, maybe this last one was more for us than for her), and coming up soon will be her first trip to the beach and her first time on the ferry.
GBR has been fantastic to work with. They care about every dog very deeply and we appreciate their patience and everything they’ve done for Daisy. They gave her the best treatment and we promise to continue doing the same. With Daisy, our lives are full, and we thank you so very much!
Hi! My name is Daisy, and I’m the Very Best Girl. I know that’s true because my foster mom says so all the time. The vet checked my teeth and says I’m a youngster at two years old. I have some white on my face already, maybe because I didn’t have the easiest start in the world.
I was rescued out of the Chinese meat market and arrived in the States in June with ear infections and some pretty big hot spots on my tail and leg. That’s when we discovered why my hip kept bothering me, too; I had hip dysplasia in my left hip. Thanks to Golden Bond, I’m ALL BETTER now with a clean bill of health! After a lot of TLC, some medicine, and a full hip replacement surgery, I have a new lease on life! I’m pain-free, almost all my fur has grown back, and now I’m just waiting on my forever family.
My foster mom says I’m going to make a wonderful companion for someone. I’m easy-going, attentive, kind to all animals and humans, and I love to go on walks. In my foster home, we’re very busy — we have lots of kids and dogs coming and going, and there are two other resident dogs, two cats, and a bunny. I like all of them, and they all like me — I even let the puppy lick my teeth for me — but I like the people best of all. In fact, if I could spend the rest of my life hanging out with a human or humans, I would be the happiest. Being with dogs is OK. Being with YOU makes my heart sing.
I know how to sit now, and I know how to walk on a leash. I like to stay right next to my person, so I don’t tug or pull much while we walk or try to go ahead. That wouldn’t be ladylike. If I have too much energy, I’ll just walk circles around you until I burn enough off to stay by your side.
Other than being with you, my favorite things are treats and eating breakfast and dinner. The only time I bark is when I’m too excited about food to keep my joy inside. I’ll dance in circles while you prepare my meals and tell you about how much I’m looking forward to it, but I’ve learned to sit pretty before you put it down. My foster mom says I’m a vacuum, so she sometimes feeds me in a puzzle bowl or scatters my food to slow me down; I like that because it keeps me entertained, plus FOOD. My favorite kind of treats is All the Kinds. I enjoy apples and carrots, too, although I mostly just shred the carrots and spread them on the floor as decoration. I also really love chew toys smeared with peanut butter.
Speaking of shredding, I LOVE to tear apart paper and cardboard and the occasional stuffed animal. I don’t chew on other stuff — no furniture or wall chewing for me (that’s gross) — but if you leave paper or boxes around, I assume you’d like me to make them into confetti for you. I’m very efficient at it. You’re welcome. With stuffed animals, I only sometimes dismember and disembowel them; mostly, I carry them around in my mouth and like to snuggle them. I also love to carry tennis balls. My one great sorrow in life is that I haven’t figured out how to hold tennis balls in my mouth and eat dinner at the same time.
I haven’t learned to use a dog door, go up or down stairs, or to “stay” yet. Since I’ve been recovering from hip surgery, my foster mom kept me away from the first two to prevent any jumping injuries. And the whole “stay” thing baffles me. Why in the world would I want to “stay” separated from you when I can just “come” to you instead?? So I have a few more tricks to learn if you’re willing to help a girl out.
I am an all-around great dog looking for a human to adore. If you’re looking for a pretty mellow, side-snuggling, foot-warming, tail-wagging companion, I might be the one for you!
Daisy was adopted on November 1, 2019