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In Handy 12:30 23 Jan 2022

Dog from a shelter: what you need to know and how to prepare

In short, there will be a lot of work. We asked the zoo psychologist about everything you need to know if you decide to take a dog from the street or shelter. The good news: you won't find a better friend.

So you've decided to help stray animals and take the dog from the shelter. On the Internet, you can often see inspiring photos "before and after"; here we see a vanished dog's look through the bars, and, next to it, a photo where the new owner takes a happy smiling dog to a new home in the car.

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But is it really that simple?

Rubryka analyzed the peculiarities of zoo psychology and stray dogs' adaptation in the family together with zoo psychologist Anastasia Brienina.

What is the problem?

A dog from the shelter appearing in the house is a joyful and exciting event, which at the same time entails several difficulties. Taking a dog from a shelter means having patience and understanding in advance that its life before you was full of horror, pain, and stress. Sometimes a problem is not solved for months. And you need to be ready for that.

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