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 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.