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How We Knew it was Time to Adopt a Second Shelter Dog

Meet Honey's new BFF, Wiley Coyote 🐺💕

✨ He's about 3.5 years old

✨ They say he's a husky mix - we think he may have some pit-bull in him??

✨ Within the first 30 seconds of meeting him, he gave me a hug and rested his sweet face on my shoulder!

✨ He is insanely great at leash walking, listening to what Honey says, and not being aggressive.

After the past 1.25 years with Honey, we knew it was time to rescue a 2nd shelter pup. Here's how we knew:

🐺 Honey is part husky, so she's too social to be a solo dog. (That being said, we needed to help her learn how to not be anxious, how to relax, and how to enjoy lazy time FIRST since she was used to defending herself and her puppies while she was homeless. It's hard being a social animal when that animal comes from a survival type situation because their alert systems are all misfiring!)

🐺 Before adopting Wiley, we noticed that when we'd complete our morning routine with Honey, she'd start to whine. She had food, water, pets, snuggles, outside time AND play time but would still be sad. Tyler was the first to say she needed a friend. I was nervous, as I've never had 2 dogs before, but he was right. She hasn't made that noise once since Wiley has been here!

🐺 Tyler and I have much love and space in our home. We chose career paths that allow us to all stay together and never have to be apart for too long. Why wouldn't we want to save another precious doggo when our lifestyles are already tailormade for huskies???

We are grateful for our new buddy, and genuinely believe it is one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. If you're thinking about adopting a shelter dog, remember the Rules of 3:

1️⃣ 1st 3 days - Overwhelm may exist for all involved, and you won't see their real personalities quite yet. Remain calm and do not panic.

2️⃣ 1st 3 weeks - Their true personality starts to show through, and behavioral issues may arise. This is when you’ll need to be up on good training practices.

3️⃣ 1st 3 months - At this point, your bond is strong, and you couldn’t imagine not having this little guy in your life. Your dog feels secure with you and comfortable enough to be fully themselves.


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