Chinese guardian lions, also known as stone lions, Fu Lions, lions of Buddha, Snow Lions and have been mistakenly called Foo Dogs. They are always in pairs of a male and a female. Males take the left with his right paw on a ball while the female has a single cub under her left paw.
The pair is traditionally placed near the entrance of a building to ward off evil spirits and to protect from thieves. In the past, they have been expensive to get, so the guardian lions became a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Considering the various sizes and prices of the guardian lions along with popularity they can be found in many places.
They can be placed on a desk to guard your supplies, but they can be placed elsewhere to protect. As long as they are respected they will protect over your family.