(Est. Born in February 2020)
>> Background History <<
Christina, Colin, Corey and their other two siblings were brought to the shelter in March 2020 when a stranger saw them being abandoned in a rainy day, shivering and leaning against each other . The siblings were sick, but the shelter doesn’t have the resources to take care of them. A volunteer decided to take all the siblings out of the shelter right away and into her care. After being in the foster home for a few months, Christina is now ready to find her own forever home! Colin and Corey are also adopted to families in Vancouver!
>> Temperament <<
Christina is a shy and skittish girl who needs a family with time and patience for her to warm up. She gets startled by sudden movement, sudden noise and loud sound easily. Christina is friendly with other dogs and interested to interact, though she seems unsure about how to play with other dogs that she always observe them first and try to mimic what they do. She is friendly and curious about cats that she will wag her tail, want to get close to sniff and doesn’t get angry when being smacked by a cat. Christina is very snuggly and affectionate with people she knows, loves to be hugged and loves to follow her humans around. When meeting strangers, she is very shy and timid, but if the strangers approaches her slowly and gently, she will still let the strangers pet her sometimes, though with a unsure/scared expression on her face. When being with a new family, please expect to spend at least a week for her to fully warm up. The best way for her to warm up is that when being at home, try not to pay too much attention on her and let her approach/sniff you, once she knows she is safe, she will come out of her shell and show how cuddly she is! Christina loves food and she gets excited when someone she knows offer food to her, but might not take food from strangers. As much as she loves foods, she doesn’t guard her food against other dogs nor people. Christina is calm at home and she is well-behaved when being home alone, though she will cry at first and beg her human to bring her out too, she calms down afterwards and she will just play with her own toys alone quietly. Christina is in the process of learning house-training, so accidents in the house is still expected. Christina will be more suitable with patient experienced dog owners who can help her to socialize and build up her confidence in this big scary world! Christina is a Formosan mix and she will grow to be medium-sized when fully grown, possibly around 35lbs-40lbs.