Hello, I am Gabby (#3460). I arrived in the U.S. on March 26, 2021. Since my arrival, I have been staying with my foster family in Northern California. I have a foster brother cat and a foster sister cat who I really like, but they’re not too sure of me. I also have a foster brother Golden Retriever who has become my best friend. We like to play outside together in our big yard. But the truth is, I like to spend a lot of time inside with my foster family, too. When I am done playing outside, I will come up to the door and let my foster family know it’s time for me to come inside and visit with them. Once I am inside, I like to walk around a bit before taking a rest by laying on the floor in the living room. I really like to lay there while my foster family watches T.V.
When I first arrived, I was not sure what to think of people. I am a happy dog that really likes people, but I had wasn’t sure I could trust them. So, I tend to shy away, all the while wagging my tail and smiling. But since I have been here, I have really grown. I decided that the people I have met here in the States have been really nice and that I enjoy their attention. In the last month I have decided that I like to be pet and occasionally will try and sneak up on the couch to say hi. But don’t get me wrong, I am still cautious. I decided recently that I really like my foster family’s friend and their 11-year old son. I like to follow him around and hang out with him while he plays with his toys.
Speaking of toys, I really like to carry a ball around. I will chase it, but I don’t really like to bring it back to you. When I am not carrying around my ball, I have a stuffed animal that keeps me company. (Don’t tell anyone, but my foster family’s socks are my favorite toy.)
I have had two little accidents inside. I am still learning how to let my foster family know it’s time for me to go outside to potty.
At night I sleep in my crate. Truthfully, I wasn’t a big fan at first. But I have really come to enjoy it. It is like my own little home where I can go when I want my alone time. I often put myself to bed in my crate before my foster family goes to bed. And I know when my foster family taps on the crate it is time for me to go inside.
When I first arrived, I had a really bad ear infection, but that has resolved and I have a clean bill of health (except the vet told me I need a little help from Weight Watchers. My foster family has cut back on my gourmet homemade dog food so I am not eating as much as I did when I got here). You see, the problem is I really like food. When I was in China I didn’t eat very well. When I see food here in the States I often wonder when I will eat again, so I swallow before I chew. I am working on learning how to slow down when I eat but it has been a struggle.
Overall, I have a lot of energy. I like walks but this leash thing is new to me so I will probably zig-zag around you until I get the hang of it.
I am probably good for a family that has the time to work me on some training (e.g. walking on a leash, slowing my eating, letting you know when I need to go outside). I know I will need a family that has time to help me learn how to fully trust them and who like to spend time outside. I am a really happy dog and even happier now that I am safe here in the U.S.
Gabby was adopted on July 2, 2021