When my family first rescued our dog, our poor pup suffered from extreme separation anxiety and was deeply afraid of men--including my dad. It was hard for my dad to even get Carter to approach him for a while, but just a year later they were becoming fast friends. Now, they're walking partners, snack buddies, and all-around besties!
That's why it's so easy for my family and I to relate when we hear stories of a rescue dog who's afraid of someone in their new home. It takes time for a shelter dog to learn who they can feel safe around, but adopted dog @dittawiggles is here to prove that it's worth the wait.
This rescue dog from Ukraine was afraid of men (and still is, mostly) but slowly warmed up to her new dad thanks to time, patience, and lots of love.
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How sweet! Ditta seems like the sweetest dog, and it's such a relief that she found a devoted forever home with a couple who is willing to give her all the time she needs to thrive. Clearly, it's working wonders!
Video commenter @pardondee said, "Getting an animal to trust you is the biggest reward in the world," and she couldn't be more right. It's such an amazing feeling to have a pet finally cuddle up to you after months of hoping for it to happen. Even if they're simply following you around or eating in front of you for the first time, it's a milestone worth celebrating.
So I can only imagine how overjoyed Ditta's parents are with her progress! Not only does she feel safe around her dad, now, but she absolutely loves him. She's gone viral before when she showed off some full-body wiggles when Dad came home from work early one day. Now if that's not a dog greeting to put a smile on your face, I don't know what is!
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