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.
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.