“Ni Hao” I am Perry (#3095), a handsome, lovable male golden from China. Since my arrival in Oregon, life has been quite an adventure. At first, everything — language, food, smells, sights and sounds — was new to me so I was a bit cautious and tentative. But now my confidence has grown, my tail is always wagging and I realize this new world is a safe and fun place to be.
Some of my favorite things to do:
- Explore the back yard. I am really good at finding things like old tennis balls or flat footballs. I also like to watch the squirrels or birds in the trees. My foster mom thinks I could be a good search and rescue dog because of my keen sense of smell.
- Go for walks. When my foster parents bring out the leash, I get excited and will sit patiently while they put on my harness. Then I wait patiently at the door and wait to be told it’s okay to go outside. Sometimes I go on walks with my golden foster sister. Other times my foster mom leaves her at home so we can do some focused training on our walks.
- Chase balls. I can be a little obsessive and possessive with tennis balls around my golden foster sister. I want to get them before she does.
- Chew on toys. My foster parents don’t let me have many toys because I can over love them until they are destroyed. The best toys for me are Kong toys, or old footballs, or anything else that is very durable.
- Play with my golden foster sister. As we are getting more comfortable around each other, we are starting to play more. The other day we had a fun little tug a war with a mud towel that my foster mom was trying to dry us off with. She didn’t think it was funny. But my golden foster sister and I sure did.
- Get brushed, massaged, or just petted. I would be happy getting this kind of attention all day long.
- Just relaxing in the living room with my foster family.
Notes from my foster mom: Perry is a 78 pound, healthy teddy bear who loves lots of adventure and affection. We have been giving him one long walk in the morning and, as we can, 1-3 shorter walks each day to help him lose weight, build stamina, and just for his enjoyment. Perry gets very excited if he sees a cat, dog, squirrel or deer while on a walk. He will often bark, grumble or pull on the leash. We have been working with him on this by talking to him in a calm voice and giving him tasty treats to calm and distract him. He is also working on some basic commands like sit, down, stay, look and come. Perry wants to please and is very responsive, especially when we have treats. Perry has not been arround any young children yet, but he did meet some teens one day who loved him up. He also recently spent the day at Oregon State University where he enjoyed many pets and hugs from his human foster sister and her friends. I think he would do fine with children as long as they gave him lots of love and treated him well. Perry gets along well with his foster sister, a 4-year old golden; however, we were told he didn’t do well with dominant males in China. This could change eventually if he had a loving family who could put the time into helping him work through this. I would recommend a few one-on-one focused training sessions with a “positive rewards” trainer followed by a manners class. I think patience and lots of love are also key. Perry is a truly great dog who you will fall in love with very quickly. Check out his Instragram Account (Perrydog3095) for more photos.
Perry was adopted on April 13, 2019