Happy Gotcha Day Daisy M.
Meet Daisy M.
Meet Miss Daisy M. She just got her freedom ride from the shelter to the vet. The vets estimate she is about 2 years old. Seems to be potty trained. She is looking for a foster or her forever home.
Foster update 06/03/22: Before I begin saying more about Daisy, I must say she is THE BEST FOSTER we have had so far. I can not express her personality enough… She is playful, laid-back, submissive, protective, gentle, and adaptive to her human energy. She gets along with people of all ages and knows how to distinguish between two different energy types.
After we came back home from the adoption event, she became super quiet. She wouldn’t eat or play; she slept under the dining table the entire day. It was like she relived the trauma she might have faced before coming to the LFS. It took her a day to come out from this shell to her true self. With our constant reassurance and love from the kids, she bloomed back to her true nature, a sweet and very happy dog who matches others’ energy.
Let me try expressing that she is extremely adaptable. Whoever is by her side, she will try to match their energy. If you are laid back, she simply comes and sits by your feet. If she sees kids who would play fetch with her, she will approach them with a ball or toy in her mouth. Oh, between, she loves fetching tennis balls and sticks. With my husband, she plays tug and war and football. We have found her love for football; she even uses her legs to get the football from you. When she meets other Fur-buddies, she approaches them gently. She knows whom to pick to be friends with and, at any cost, likes to avoid aggressive dogs. She loves playing fetch with other dogs and wants to be chased when she has a ball/stick in her mouth.
She is also extremely gentle with kids and loves walking with them, and sometimes she wants to go out and sniff everything and everywhere but one or two times of firm “NO” keeps her straight on the walk. My youngest, six years old with autism, who is recovering from 8 hospitalization traumas in the last three months and much more complicated physical movement restrictions, is able to play with her and walk her back and forth from the dog park on a leash — It’s like she knows this kid needs gentle behavior from her. It is almost magical to see how she approaches my two kids differently — one with playfulness and another with a very gentle way. I must say, because of Daisy, my little one was able to recover faster than we thought.
One week ago, we got a chance to meet a Cummning City Police (he was in his uniform), and Daisy immediately approached him with so much submission and played with his two dogs. One interesting incident happened while she was playing with the K-9s. Our seven-year-old boy came running, and another dog with whom Daisy was playing ran to my son. But, Daisy immediately reached out to this dog and stopped him (without harming this dog) like she was saying to be gentle with the kid. The policeman also acknowledged this and said, “She is being protective of the boy.”
Daisy mostly walks off-leash from the dog park to our home; she doesn’t like to run away from her human. But if there is a squirrel or chipmunk, she likes to scare them away so that she might run away a bit during that time, but if you call her by her name while clapping, she immediately comes back. We haven’t trained her specifically, but just through conversations, she understands a few words like NO, OUT, DOWN, OFF, SIT, Let’s Go, Park, Ball, MAMA, DAD, Pup-cup (Ice-cream), Stick, Leash, Come Back. And her most favorite Call is– Dai-zzeeeeeee — stretch it however long you can, and before you are out of breath, she will be wagging her tail and almost dancing in front of you.
Besides these, she has also become an extremely favorite of our neighbors’ kids, old-aged neighbors, and even their pets (both dogs and cats) in such a short period. When they walk past the road by our house, they look forward to getting a glimpse of her. She sure knows when someone will go on a jog or take their pets on a walk, so she stands by our front glass door and makes sure to say a friendly “Woof.” All neighboring kids like to call her by multiple names, and she knows to respond to all those
Daisy.. Dasmine (like Jasmine) .. Dezmand …
Daisy is still learning not to get excited while visiting Petsmart, seeing someone using scooters, or trusting male dogs to sniff her from the back. However, we believe it may be because of her lack of exposure; frequent socialization will help her overcome these small challenges.
Foster update 05/14/22. Miss Daisy had a wonderful day today. She loves kids and has very good temperament with them. Daisy knows her boundaries. Since she has arrived our home, she has never tried to climb on the couch or bed. If you tell her not to go to certain part of the house like kitchen, she listens.
Today, we let her meet with one of my family member who has a very bad dog phobia and has never touched any dogs all her life; Daisy very patiently and calmly allowed her to approach and pate. After meeting Daisy, this family member decided to stay over the weekend at our house to fight her fear of dogs. Daisy helped her overcome her reservations towards the dogs and is helping her to show that how wonderful and loving dogs are to human.
We found that Daisy loves fetching ball. She played ball fetching with my kidos today and infact brought the ball back to them. She is still learning to give the ball back in the hand. Daisy will flourish in the active house and will be very good with kids. We still haven’t got chance to introduce her to other dogs but have noticed she does get excited after seeing them. She is doing wonderful with leash walking; constant redirections and her ability to get trained will make her a wonderful addition to any home.
Foster update 05/07/22. Miss Daisy is a wonderful girl. She had one pee accident when she came but started relaxing later in the afternoon and played with us. We got a doggy bed for her and put it beside our bed. she slept the whole night in the bed very peacefully. She has an amazing personality. She sits super quiet when you are working, ready to play when you want to play, and she immediately clicked with my 6-years-old. She does need someone to tell her rules/boundaries but immediately adapts to them and follows.
We took her to the school bus stop this morning, and she did great with elementary-age kids.
Foster update 05/06/22. Daisy is a wonderful girl. She had one pee accident when she came but started relaxing later in the afternoon and played with us. We got a doggy bed for her and put it beside our bed. she slept the whole night in the bed very peacefully. She has an amazing personality. She sits super quiet when you are working, ready to play when you want to play, and she immediately clicked with my 6-years-old. She does need someone to tell her rules/boundaries but immediately adapts to them and follows. We took her to the school bus stop this morning, and she did great with elementary-age kids. I’ll send you pictures sometime over the weekend.
Update : Miss Daisy getting ready for Easter. She says I’m 2 years old. I’m a fun pretty girl. I tend get very looked since I’m 2. I’m looking for a foster homes or my forever home.