In many respects, rescue dogs and cats are the animal equivalent of foster children: they will have formed attachments and associations with previous owners. They are no different to humans in that, so when a relationship breaks down it’s usually followed by a period of insecurity. It helps to remember how nervous and unsure of himself and his surroundings your new pet may be feeling. There are a few additional factors to bear in mind when you take ownership of your new friend.
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