My name is Lyza (#3504). When I first came to Golden Bond Rescue from China, toward the end of June 2021, I was scared, submissive and afraid of many things – and I wasn’t house-broken.
In my first foster home, I was able to go outside at will because the door was left open (in other words, I learned that it was okay to go out of the door) then I learned to toilet outside. I also learned to trust my foster mom. Some things, however, I just needed to learn from other dogs and my foster mom didn’t have a dog of her own so I was moved to a foster home with four other dogs. I quickly learned and respected my place in the pack; I learned that going in and out of doors and up and down stairs was all in a day’s work. I learned to go for walks (and walk very nicely on leash), to climb into and jump out of the car, and finally to play with the youngest dog. I used to eat as if it were the last supper so now I eat from a maze-like dog dish. Physically, I am very healthy and nice and slim.
I am slow to trust and am still submissive, but I now come to my foster family for affection and happily greet people when we go for walks. I am fascinated by children. With my low energy level and my distress when my foster family leaves home, I think it would be nice if I could live with a retired or work-from-home family. I would love to have kids around and really need an active, cheerful dog to play with. I also might do very well in a home that has a doggie door.
I have learned to sleep through the night and through nap time without soiling my crate. (I will, however, soil my crate if left at home when my fosters run errands, even if I’m given the chance to toilet outside before being left, and I will also do some destructive chewing if I can access anything good to chew.) If I am taken along to run errands, I do not toilet in the car. In fact, I am excellent in the car. I just don’t like feeling abandoned at home.
I hope you’ll consider adopting me. I have learned so much since I came to the U.S. and I’d love to find a family that wants to watch me grow and learn even more.