Hi, my name is Phoenix and I am a sweet, shy girl that traveled here all the way from Yulin, China. The first part of my life was really scary. I was saved from a slaughterhouse where dogs are tortured and killed for meat. I guess they think the more they torture us, the better the meat tastes. Luckily, myself and about 1000 other dogs were saved by a man named Marc Ching of Animal Hope and Wellness foundation. Since that is way too many dogs to take on themselves, they reached out to other rescues in the US and this awesome place called Ruff Start in little Minnesota was able to help myself and 9 other dogs from China.
I am still settling in and my foster mom's are getting to know me. I was very scared the first couple days but am really coming out of my shell now. I do very well in my crate and so far I have had no messes inside the house. I was never formally potty trained but I spent the majority of my life living outside so that's all I'm used to. I am a very affectionate girl that loves to be in my humans arms and give them kisses. I am starting to learn what manners are, like not jumping up on humans all the time and taking treats nicely. My English skills aren't that great yet, but they are getting better and I'm starting to understand my foster moms more when they tell me to do something.
So far, I am doing really well with the other dogs in the house. I give the ones that don't want to play space, and I play hard with the ones that do want to play. I am very versatile and could probably get a lot with any type of furry friend. I am also doing great with the cats. My foster mom's worried I might have a prey drive but I proved them wrong! I completely ignore them. I really just like to hang with people and my doggy friends.
I can't wait to see what life will be like as I settle in and learn how to be a house dog. We will keep everyone updated as I settle in!
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