Lucien, Levi, Liz & Linnea’s mom suddenly showed up in a field close to the rescuer’s house in March this year. She appeared to be pregnant when the rescuer saw her. The dog mom was very alert and stayed away from people due to fear. The rescuer couldn’t risk frightening the mom and resulting in the mom running away, or worse, running down the steep cliff right next to the field where she was found. All the rescuer could do was to feed her everyday, hoping the mom would eventually become less fearful of the rescuer.
In mid-April, the rescuer heard the sounds of puppies crying and realized the dog mom had given birth. The grass had grown quite tall on the field and the rescuer could not locate the puppies or see them. Until May, Lucien came out of the grassy area along with the dog mom when the rescuer came to feed her, that was the first time any of the puppies had been seen. Lucien was super friendly and allowed the rescuer to pet and hold him. The dog mom was barking to warn us not to touch her pup, and the barking sound brought out the rest of the puppies – Liz, Linnea and Levi. The dog mom observed us for a while and finally realized there was no danger and allowed us to take all of them home (including the mom).
Lucien is quite an easy going boy and gets comfortable anywhere. He loves to roll around on grass whenever we take him out and about.
Levi is very friendly and if anyone wants to pet him, he immediately would show people his belly, ready to be petted.
They both get along well with people and enjoy playing with other dogs. They don’t have any food or resource guarding behaviors. They know how to use pee pads indoor but would prefer doing their business outdoors on grass. They both are good on leash.
Two things we would like to share before you consider adopting either Levi or Lucien (or both):
1. They both drool during car rides because of slight car sickness. They have never thrown up in a car, just drool. They have been doing better and with more practice, they would be fine eventually. However, since they do not enjoy car ride that much, they don’t seem to be eager to jump in cars,
2. They were born around 4/12 this year. We have no idea what kind of breed their dad was, but from our estimation, they probably will be around 55 pounds when they reach their adult weights. This is the nature of dogs like them – that mixed breeds, far less health issues than purebreds but you are never 100% sure of their weights and sizes. We strongly recommend that if you are a renter, be sure to check if there’s a weight restriction on the dog(s) that you could have in your rental place.
**Liz and Linnea have both been adopted locally in Taiwan. The dog mom is adopted by the rescuer. We would be so happy to see both Levi and Lucien heading to their forever loving home very soon.
Adoption Application https://lifeofhopefoundation.org/adoption-application/