With three rescue dogs already, Liu knew taking on a high-needs senior was a risk — but she trusted Astrid would fit in with the pack.
“We don’t just foster any dog because it really can change the dynamic of the household and we know our limit on what energy we can handle without overwhelming the balance of the house,” Liu said. “I also go with a gut feeling and know who is meant to come home with me and that’s how I felt with Astrid when she first came into the shelter.”
When Liu touched Astrid, it became clear that the dog wasn’t used to receiving affection.
“She is a bit awkward when you pick her up,” Liu said. “Her legs stiffly stick out, so we know she wasn’t carried much.”