Hi, my name is Sadie. Mom tells me it used to be Questa. I came from China and came in with the “Q” group. Soon after I got here I met my mom. She came with two others and welcomed me. I think my tail wags let them know how much I liked them. I slept all the way home (about 2 hours). I guess that long plane ride wore me out. They said I weighed a little too much and they used a ramp to get me out of the car but I just sort of slid out. I guess I didn’t exercise much in China. Since then mom has bought other ramps for me. I use a ramp to get into bed each night where I sleep with my mom.
I first met my mom on June 21. When I came to the USA, I weighed 70 pounds and sort of just waddled around. My hair was badly matted. Mom had me groomed and she and the vet put me on a diet. I don’t really like the food much but I am now down to 54 pounds and looking good. I can even run now! I love walking with mom each day and going for rides pretty much whenever the car leaves. If I am home alone I have dog doors that lead to a fenced yard so I can take care of myself. I learned to use them quickly if I do say so myself!
I love people and other dogs, even cats and chickens. When out in a crowd I sit in front of people and then they usually understand I need to be petted. This Halloween I dressed like a lion and mom took me to Home Depot to show me off.
When I arrived in Portland, they told my mom I was 6 years old but they were not sure. Mom says sometimes now I act like a puppy! I have even gotten the “zoomies”. When we watch TV Mom lets me sit on her lap and sleep. She calls me “her sweet girl”. So I guess I have it pretty good here.
Questa, now Sadie was adopted on July 20, 2018