Suze and Ozzy have been doing really well lately! Ozzy is gaining confidence and has been smiling and relaxing a lot these last few weeks. Having rescue dogs has proven to be a little challenging, but I feel it makes the reward of earning a dog’s trust all the more exciting. The change in him is really astounding; the first few days he hid under the couch and would run whenever J tried to get close. Now he loves to play with J fetching toys, playful chasing, and lots of head rubs and belly tickles. He comes when he is called and he’s almost always smiling which is what gets me right in the feels, he’s so happy now!
Rescue dogs are definitely a little extra work, but if you have lots of patience and are willing to go slow to earn the trust of an animal that is getting a second shot at a family, you should TOTALLY go for it. It’s very rewarding, not to mention changes an animal’s entire outlook on life. Every creature deserves to be happy.