Welcome Home: 3 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs Adjust

Welcome Home: 3 Ways To Help Rescue Dogs Adjust from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

I lose it every time I think about dogs sitting in a shelter, y’all. Pups are such lovable creatures, and every single one of them deserves to be a part of a caring family. That’s why more folks should adopt dogs in need of a home. Plus both people and dogs will benefit from the experience. Have I convinced you to add a four-legged friend to your family yet? Read about these ways to help rescue dogs adjust.

Give Them Space

It’s important for dogs to have personal space so they can get acclimated to their surroundings. I know everyone will want to play with their new furry friend, but it’s best to let them get used to everything first. If a family smothers the pooch with kisses, they may get anxious about their personal space. So try not to overwhelm them with cuddles and rambunctious play. After some time, your dog will open up and want to play.

Set a Routine

Shelter dogs need normalcy so they can get adjusted. That’s why everyone should commit to keeping their new pet on a routine, y’all. Make sure your dog eats at the same time every day and try to take them on a walk at the same time, as well. The more regular things are, the easier the transition will be for everyone. Your new pet’s anxiety level goes up and their ability to adapt diminishes when they have no schedule.

Be Patient

I know it’s hard, y’all, but you have to patient with rescue dogs. Chances are, they’ll be kind of freaked out when they first arrive home. It may take a few weeks for the dog to become more comfortable, and months for it to feel completely secure. You have to remember that a lot of these animals were abused or neglected. For these reasons, it may take a while for them to trust their new owners. Believe me, it’ll be worth the wait.

Many folks adopted pups during quarantine. It’s so heartwarming to see empty animal shelters all over the news. Yet individuals should know that owning a pup isn’t all fun and games. Owning a pet is a huge responsibility, and that’s why it’s crucial for everyone to know about these ways to help rescue dogs adjust. With a little hard work, everyone will feel comfortable in no time.

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