Everyone I have ever talked to about wanting to foster a dog – any dog, regardless of age, breed or its perceived past life – needs one crucial quality in order to ensure your furry friend adapts well enough to find a “forever home”:
You MUST have the patience to help a dog overcome whatever drama and trauma it has experienced to end up in this situation in the first place. It is the same as those childhood nightmares when you worried that when you came home from a few weeks at summer camp, your parents moved.
Only to this beast, they have moved and you didn’t go with them. They will be scared, nervous and lost.
There are, however, several things you can do to make this transition much easier for you, the dog and the next owners.
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