lessons in snuggling

I’m sure not every dog can be taught how to cuddle, but we have had good luck with our fosters so far.

Miss Lollie Wonderdog had probably never lived in a house or experienced any human kindness before her rescue and subsequent foster life with us.  So when a human came toward her with a hand raised to pet her, she would cower and shake like a leaf.  But once in our home, she learned quickly that people weren’t all so scary.

Our current foster, Mr. Gonzo Bunny-Ears, had lived in a house and been cared for — at least to some extent — but was not accustomed to human affection when he moved in with us a few weeks ago. He would tolerate petting and ear scratches, but never really got into it.

And now?

He’s into it.

For more info about adopting Gonzo Bunny-Ears, contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com or through Partnership for Animal Welfare.

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10 responses

  1. I love his zen face in your lap. And his belly rub picture! Once you start, well, they’ll to anything for the next belly rub.

  2. Thanks so much for your blog, Aleksandra. We are three weeks into our new life with our adopted rescue. He’s a great dog (and I’m pretty sure part pittie, even though he wasn’t listed as such). Your blog has been very helpful and encouraging to me as we get acquainted with each other. Do you have any tips for helping our new rescue dog get into cuddling? He likes scratches and petting. His tail starts thumping when we come near him and he’ll cuddle if we go to him. However, it’s rare that he comes to us for affection. I’m trying to be respectful of him and give him space if he wants it, but I’d love to be a little closer–literally!

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