One of the hardest dogs to bond with are the fearful ones. Starling is a chihuahua who was petrified of just about everything. Starling was so scared that her whole body would shake.
Alyssa saw the shaking chihuahua and really wanted to help her out. Alyssa then decided to foster Starling and help her get out of her shell. She knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but she at least wanted to try.
The first night that she brought Starling home, Starling froze in fear. She refused to move.
She did not want to get out of her create or do anything. She just laid there. Alyssa knew that she couldn’t force Starling and really needed to take things slow with her.
Because of this, Alyssa broke Starling’s crate apart. It was the only way to get her out. Starling was fearful because it was tough for her to adapt to her new environment,
She was still very petrified of Alyssa and her new home. To help ease her anxiety, Alyssa thought of putting her other dog, Oliver, near Starling’s crate. It did.
Oliver’s presence gave Starling some comfort. Since then, Starling started to trust Alyssa and her family. After a couple of weeks, Starling was finally ready for adoption.
Alyssa created an online profile for Starling. There, people could see her bio and everything that she did with the family. Pictures and videos of Starling were posted.
Through that, a family fell in love with Starling and decided to adopt her. It was bittersweet for Alyssa, but she knows that that’s what fostering is.
She helped Starling get out of her shell and open up more. She did an excellent job of preparing Starling for her family. Alyssa knows that Starling is in good hands and his very confident about that.
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