We adopted Rowen at the end of July 2019. It’s a bit of a leap of faith to adopt an adult dog but we could tell he was gentle, enthusiastic and playful. He has adapted well to our household, and our family has fallen in love with him quickly. We suspect he had not been exposed to much of the outside world, as everything is new and exciting. A daily trip to the park is greatly anticipated, especially when there may be squirrels and crows to chase, left over picnic food to gulp down, and new friends to meet and run with. A trip to the pet store is an adventure for everyone, as he’s still learning that you’re not allowed to grab the toys and treats off the shelves and run around with them.
Rowen loves to get in the car! He seems to associate it with adventurous outings, though that’s not always the case. He has been camping, to the beach, and on lots of hikes. So far he is not keen on getting in water, and will avoid going past his elbows if possible, even if it means stretching as far as he possibly can to grab a stick floating by. We know he’s going to enjoy playing in the snow.
People comment on his good looks and soft fur, and he clearly relishes the attention.
Hi, I’m Sam (#3216), and I’m a GOOD boy! At least that’s what my foster mom says.
When I came from China, I didn’t know much about how things worked here. When I went for a walk, I would stop and look up in the sky every time an airplane flew over, and I barked at the TV! But I have it all figured out now. I know how to sit for my supper and how to come when I’m called. I love to play with balls and toys. I get along well with everyone — dogs, cats, people — well, everyone except those evil squirrels! I promise to keep all the bad squirrels away from your house! Can I come live with you?
What my foster mom says: Sam is a delight. He’s probably the easiest foster dog I’ve ever had. He’s smart, sensitive, and has a lovely temperament. He slept right through Fourth of July fireworks. He likes being around people but doesn’t mind spending time alone. He fetches balls and usually brings them back! He learned “sit” very quickly and comes when called most of the time. He is calm in the house and likes to go on walks. He walks pretty well on the leash once he gets his ya-yas out. He loves riding in the car. He is a counter-cruiser and will also steal and eat paper- but hey, guess a guy needs a little roughage now and then! Sam will make some family very happy!