Patience and Time—the Keys to Successfully Integrating a Rescue Dog with Your Resident Pets: One Dog’s Amazing Story
This is the story of a dog that came from a cruel background—from treatment that caused extreme fear —beyond what most of us will ever witness. But it’s also the story of two people who were determined to make the adoption of this extremely fearful dog work, especially in regards to integrating him with their resident dog. The fearful dog was seized from dog fighters. Both dogs in this story are pit bull mixes – a breed type that is greatly misunderstood and probably suffers more abuse and neglect in the US than any other breed type. But this couple knew better, and they invested the key ingredients to making any adoption work—patience and time.
If they could successfully integrate a dog with severe behavioral issues (extreme fear to the point of being almost non-functional) with their resident dog (and cats) and help him gain confidence so that he enjoys his life much more, imagine what other adopters of rescue dogs could do if they commit the time and patience needed to integrate their new dog into their family and home.