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Saying Good-Bye After a Year

    Miss Sadie has been with us almost a year. When she first arrived, she was simply terrified of everything. Too terrified to move, in fact. So she would lay in her bed, shaking, and pee on herself. 

 

    After many weeks of gentle reassurance, coupled with medical intervention, Sadie has become *almost* a normal dog. She comes out wagging when she hears her name or sees her leash. She goes out to potty in the back yard on her own, and rarely has accidents any more. Sadie is happy to be with our other dogs, and she stays away from the cats. 

 

    Today will be a big day for Sadie. She is going to try out a forever home. I feel happy for her, and also worried. I explained to her new mom that she will likely regress, for a while. That she will seem afraid again.  She needs gentle reassurance, over and over. It's also important that she remains on her Prozac during this (hopefully) last big transition. One day she won't need it.... but that day is not here. Not yet. 

 

    Part of being a rescuer is being able to "let go." This is going to be a hard one. Hugs for our Sadie... as she heads out the door to begin a new life. 

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addie | Reply 10.12.2017 15.09

Without your support, she would never be ready for this big moment. Paws crossed that her potential adopters can give her the love and reassurance she needs :)

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