Hi, my OPH name is Cherish ( my foster family calls me Brystal) and I'm part of the Valentine litter of 9, yes 9, puppies that arrived at OPH on February 7th. I'm a female and thought to be a Lab mix about 4 months old and weigh around 30 lbs. I should be around 60 pounds when fully grown. So i will need to have lots of space to move around and run
I am currently living my best life with my foster family in Mechanicsville, Va.
When I came into foster care my tail was tucked and I was very scared. But after a few days I learned my foster family was here to help. I get nervous when I'm introduced to new things. Like car rides, But my foster family is helping so I don't get so nervous. Every day is a learning experience for a young pup like myself.
I have had my 3 sets of puppy shots so I can go to public places now.
My foster family is teaching me new things every day to help me become the best family member I can be. I know how to sit, shake, lay down, and come when they tell me here. I love learning new things because I get treats. Oh how I love treats. I am crate trained but i can get ancy if left in my crate for a long time. I have lots of energy and being cooped up all day is not fun. So I would definitely need a family who is home more and not always away. I love people so i like to follow my foster family wherever they go.
I am still a young pup so I have lots of learning to do. I investigate everything with my mouth so I will need to be trained on what is ok to chew on and what is not ok. I love my toys but I can get a hold of socks, phone chargers and other items if I am left unattended.
My foster family has a senior dog, 2 cats and a goat I get to play with every day. I play and get along great with my foster sisters and brothers. I'm good with the cats as long as they can tell me when to give them space. My foster family also has a 13 year old daughter and we get to dance and play, she is so nice to me. They tell me every day how nice and sweet I am and that I will make a great family member for some special family.
I love going outside smelling all the new smells and running around to get all my puppy energy out. It's a good thing because I have lots of energy. I know when my foster family says outside it's time to use the bathroom and play outside. I am doing very well with house training but i can still have an accident if not taken out for potty breaks when I need to go.
I'm sure there are things that I have missed that my foster family can tell you about me. Just fill out an application and ask as many questions as you like, they will be happy to answer them. I'm ready and willing to go home with you as soon as my foster family says you're approved
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