You Have a Rescue!
Congratulations! You’ve just stepped up and adopted an animal in need and this act of love in becoming a fur-parent to either a formerly neglected or abused animal is a beautiful way to make a difference and improve a life. Now that you’ve done so, you’re probably thinking on how you can make their life better than ever.
Well, a first step towards helping your furry friend is taking the time to talk with the shelter or rescue organization and learning about your pet’s history; knowing as much as possible about their past will only help i.e. where your fur-kid was, the conditions they endured - or if the animal is afraid of particular objects or genders, etc. This knowledge can help serve as a guide in how to offer a new life.
Please remember that the application of the information recently learned is really important. Some actions to avoid may be sudden movements, like the raising of a hand, because to some it may be a reminder of when a hand was raised to hit. Another action to avoid could be as simple as the raising of ones voice. Life really is seventh grade, second period and learning as much as possible is important… because its specifically for your fur-kid’s well being and the reward will be that fur-kid's love for you…. Also, the purchase of comfort objects and the creation of a safe space is a means of positive reinforcement… dog toys, blankets, catnip toys, or beds are great dog products/cat products to get.
Now, I know you’re ready to shower them with gobs of affection and snuggles, but it’s important not to force the process. Remember, a formerly abused animal may not trust right away… it’s not personal, but their experiences have been traumatic. A truth is they may not at first react well to all the hugs or playful petting you wish to give them. Some of the best practices to follow are keeping things consistent and rewarding them frequently and always reinforcing how happy you are to see them. Moreover, being mindful of their trauma is vital and each and every new experience together should reinforce that your new fur-kid is absolutely loved… When an animal feels safe and can trust, their love shows in abundance.
Do good and feel better… and remember Shop for Rescues is here to help with your fur-kid's needs because we’re here to help animals... especially those still in need... and we do so by donating a large portion of the gross revenues from our product sales towards the support of 501(c)(3)’s actively working to save animals found or surrendered, or suffering in abusive homes, overcrowded municipal shelters, or kill environments.
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