5 Ways To Help Your Rescue Pet Live His Best Dog Life

Rescuing an animal is an amazing thing – not only are you offering a good home to an animal in need, you’re helping stem shelter overcrowding and keeping euthanasia rates low.

Photo: Flickr/Irish Typepad
Photo: Flickr/Irish Typepad

However, rescued dogs often also need a little extra TLC – which is understandable given their early experiences on the streets or in abusive homes. Maybe your new dog is hiding under the bed or refuses to play; others might start to panic as soon as you step out. Thankfully, as a new pet owner, there’s plenty you can do. Read on for 5 emotional ailments common to shelter dogs, plus simple ways you can help your newest family member feel safe and comfortable in his/her new home.

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