Before Mei was rescued, her life was truly terrible. The family that owned her did not mind a bit that her water bowl had green algae growing, and only gave her the leftover of their discarded foos once a day (and very little amount). She never really had a decent meal! They tied her up with a very short chain outside. The family never took her for spaying and she unfortunately was impregnated by strays.We never knew what happened to her puppies. None of them were around and the previous owner was unwilling to divulge the information.
Our rescuer informed the owner that she was willing to take Mei for her spay procedure. They agreed to the rescuer’s request as long as they did not need to pay. They even said do so for all of their cats and dogs. We were shocked by the ridiculousness of this family and the irresponsible behaviors.
The rescuer took Mei for her procedure and temporarily took her in. After her surgical wound healed, the rescuer took her back to her old place where she used to be tied up all day. During the few short days that Mei stayed with the rescuer, Mei loved getting attention from the rescuer and wanted to seek affection from her. She was really at ease and comfortable. The rescuer was considering of asking the owner to give Mei to her. To her surprised, the owner said that he did not want Mei after all and if the rescuer could get rid of Mei for their family. The rescuer felt very sad for Mei but at the same time, relieved. Mei would have a better life away from her old family.
Mei is very friendly towards to people and dogs. She does not shy away from strangers and gets along with children or other dogs. Her personality is quite peaceful. Mei has no food or resource guarding tendency, loves seeking affection. She enjoys sunbathing, taking walks with her foster family. When she sees a leash on her hand, she would sit nicely and wait for you to take her out.
Two things you want to pay attention to when taking her for a walk:
1) As a social butterfly, she gets excited and barks when she sees other dogs. She wants to play with them but her barking might be misunderstood as aggression. If you shorten the leash and make her sit, she will calm down.
2) Mei gets super excited to see cats. Please hold on to the leash when there are cats nearby during walks. When she’s indoor, she does not have this type of reaction to cats. In fact, she’s quite calm.
Mei is used to going potty outside and she never once had any accidents inside the house. Her current foster family takes her out 3-4 times a day to do her business.
Mei does not like bathing (like most dogs), and if you talk to her while bathing, she would be a little bit more comfortable. She would try to run away from blow dryer, so if you use one after bathing, please turn the volume down for her. Despite her dislike for baths, she does allow you to wash her without much fuss.
We hope that her future family will give her a very loving and caring new life, so that she can forget the terrible, uncaring family she once had. She is waiting patiently for her forever home.