When Lauren decided to foster Annabelle, she was aware of the beautiful dog’s difficult past. She had been neglected and was wandering the streets alone. She was severely underweight and didn’t really appear interested in anything.
She just lay around, waiting to be fed, seemingly happy to let the days pass. But one thing that Lauren had in abundance to give was love. With a little bit of patience, Anabelle started to come out of her shell.
She responded well to the love that Lauren gave her and eventually started moving upstairs with her. Before long, she would even sleep on Lauren’s bed alongside her, and seemed to give back the trust and care that Lauren had given to her.
Lauren realized that Anabelle was just the sweetest dog with the biggest heart, and she had nothing but love to give. But she quickly understood the hardest thing about fostering a dog is having to take it back to the shelter ready for adoption.
And when Lauren dropped Anabelle off, she couldn’t even last a day without taking action. She called her sister who immediately went to the shelter to collect Anabelle.
Lauren is now happy to admit she failed as a foster mum! She fell in love with Anabelle and couldn’t bear life without her. As a result, the two can now live happily together and create so many more memories. After all, they now do everything together.
We can see from the loving bond between Lauren and Anabelle that every dog takes time to settle into their new surroundings, but the patience required is absolutely worth it. If you give a rescue dog a chance at a new life, they will definitely pay you back!
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