How to Know a Rescue Dog is Saying Thank You

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As a pet lover, little is more rewarding than taking in a rescue dog. The name says it all. You have literally rescued the animal from a life of misery and despair. Dogs cannot always express that they need help, and they certainly do not know where to turn. They must depend on fate in most situations to give them a new lease on life. When they finally find you, their new owner, they will certainly want to express how much they appreciate what you have done. Now, you might not always notice this. Many rescue dogs have been abused and mistreated to the point that they no longer trust humans like they used to. Others are shy and timid. As a result, it might take time to get the dog to react and attach to you. No matter how long that takes, you should look for signs that the dog is trying to say thank you. This is important because it will further strengthen that bond between dog and owner. Continue reading to discover some ways you can know that your rescue dog is trying to express his or her thanks.

They Can Use Their Mouth

Yes, we know that dogs can’t speak a language that we humans understand, but that does not stop them from using their mouths when want to tell us something. Drool, for example, is a natural expression of love. It is a way that your dog is saying thank you for something. So, the next time that your rescue ends up rolling all over your lovely couch, remember that they are really just trying to show you their appreciation for taking them in. That will make it all worth it in the end.

Their Paws Can Express Thanks

Your dog is going to know that it is you that recused him or her for their previous life. They will use whatever means are at their disposal to get you out of the house to enjoy your life together. Remember that most rescue dogs were stuck in a life that involved a cage and very little exercise. They don’t want to experience the same fate by sitting in front of the television at home. When they start using their paws and looking towards the front door, that is your cue to get outside together and enjoy some quality time. You will be thankful that you ddi.

Look at the Eyes

The eyes really do say it all. They will look right into yours as if to say thank you so much. When you come back home after being away from awhile, their eyes will follow you everywhere that you go. This is gratitude at its finest. Your dog is telling you that they really care and that they are happy you are home. You might think that they are begging for something. This may or may not be the case, but it is more likely that they are simply trying to make sure you do not get out of their site for so long again.

The Inside of Your Car is Cleaned

Unless you live right next to a shelter, you most like drove your dog home on that first day. The dog has not forgotten. They view your car as the blessed chariot that took them to the promised land. Your dog will now reward you by cleaning out the inside of your car each time you take him for a ride. How is that for gratitude?

Becoming the Protector of Your home

You have given your rescue dog a new home. It is natural that the dog will become quite territorial before long. They will protect you and your home, so get ready for that. No matter where the dog is in the house, he or she will let you know if someone is lurking about that they don’t think should be. This is like is having free security, all courtesy of your rescue dog. That is their way of saying thank you for taking them home.

You’re Not Out of Their Sight

Forget about privacy. Your dog will want to follow you everywhere that you try to go. No matter what room you try to scape to, the dog will be there. This includes the bathroom. It is kind of cute really. Your dog wants to be your companion. They don’t understand that humans sometimes just need to be alone for a moment. You took your dog into your life, and now they want to show how much they appreciate that gesture by always being there for you. This is where you will have to put in some boundaries but do it gently. Your dog, after all, is just being nice.

Keeping the Bed Warm

That bed that your dog had at the shelter was cold and lonely. They certainly do not want you to go through that. Another way that your rescue dog will say thank you is by keeping the bed nice and cozy for you. If you don’t like it, well, you better get used to it. Your dog is here to stay. As a pet lover, little is more rewarding than taking in a rescue dog. The name says it all. You have literally rescued the animal from a life of misery and despair. Dogs cannot always express that they need help, and they certainly do not know where to turn. They must depend on fate in most situations to give them a new lease on life. When they finally find you, their new owner, they will certainly want to express how much they appreciate what you have done. Now, you might not always notice this. Many rescue dogs have been abused and mistreated to the point that they no longer trust humans like they used to. Others are shy and timid. As a result, it might take time to get the dog to react and attach to you. No matter how long that takes, you should look for signs that the dog is trying to say thank you. This is important because it will further strengthen that bond between dog and owner.


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