My name is Florence (#3378) and I am a Newfoundland who arrived in the United States from China in November. I am the size of a tall Golden Retriever and my veterinarian says that I have a Golden Retriever personality. I am not the bravest soldier in the squad. I am submissive though I have excitable greetings. In the house, I have a bad habit of walking sideways right in front of my fosters, sort of blocking their path. If it’s meal time, it’s even worse. I LOVE to eat! I’m learning to walk nicely on a leash; however, I don’t enjoy walks much because traffic and loud noises scare me.
I am mostly calm and quiet around the house until about 8:00 PM then I come alive and want to run around and play. I make scary growly sounds when I play but it’s usually just noise…sometimes, though, I can get a little too rough. I really should have another young dog around who will play with me. I get along well with my foster family’s three resident female dogs and I think I would be fine with a male dog as well. I recently learned to play “fetch.” Oh what fun!