Hello everyone! I’m Ulanda (#3193). I came to Portland from China in late May. I was released by my owner in China because my family decided to have kids instead of a dog. My foster parents say I’m the sweetest dog they have ever met. I love, love and love attention! If one of my foster brothers or sister gets attention, I want it too! I will work myself between them and my foster parents to get all the attention. If I am outside and spot my foster parents, I will race to be the first to get attention, sometimes body slamming them. (I’m getting better about not body slamming, but I still arrive first for the attention.)
I live with two goldens, a border collie and cats. I like cats, but I don’t think they like me much because they just walk away when I want to snuggle with them. I have met my foster parents’ grandkids and, boy, do I love chasing the balls they throw for me! I did jump on them but stopped once they “stood like a statue” because it wasn’t as much fun anymore.
I’m a big girl, weighing in at 80 pounds, and am around 6-years old. My foster mom says I move great and that she loves watching me jump in the air to catch a ball. I only counter-surfed once while living here. I am not food aggressive at all and will wait with all my foster brothers and sister for my treats. I have had potty accidents in the house, so I’ll need some time to get used to my new home and routine when I get there. I also was afraid of the front door and wouldn’t go through it at first, but my foster mom helped me get over that fear. I still need help walking on a leash; my foster mom is using a “Wonder Walker” harness and that helps me not to pull so much. I like a crate — a real comfy one — to go to when I need some space. I will often go into my crate on my own; I love sleeping in it at night. I’m perfect riding in a car and will jump in if the car door is open, even if my foster parents aren’t going anywhere.
I love to play with my foster brothers and sister. I would do fine with another dog in the house, but I will want to be first in line for lovin’. If I’m the only dog, I’d love to have a friend to play with on a regular basis.
I was treated for a skin issue that is all gone, and a UTI that is clear now. I’m also being treated for whipworm, and will need a follow-up treatment in August.
A note from my foster family: Ulanda needs gentle training when it comes to basic commands. She knows “sit”, and will “come” when she is called, but other commands will need to be worked on in a very gentle way. When she goes outside to potty she will do it pretty quickly when you ask her to. Ulanda is a wonderful dog and we will miss her dearly.
Ulanda was adopted on August 12, 2019