Rest and recuperation is vital to most rescue dogs.
Not all hart rescue dogs come into care with intense injury or
illness. Many come into our care malnourished and
fatigued. They are mostly stray dogs who have been battling
for survival. Looking for shelter in our hard, long and cold
winters and scavenging for whatever food they can find - garbage,
wood, small rodents. This is a very hard existence and more
often than not, the first few days that rescue dogs are in foster
care, they sleep and eat. A lot.
New foster families have commented numerous times that they did
not expect their foster dog to sleep so much in the first few
days. A few good meals and some decent shut eye can
make a world of difference to a newly rescued dog.
Recently Pearl made the transition to her foster home and proved
how restorative rest can be. The first night she was wary of
the new environment and her foster mom, but after a deep sleep in a
warm and safe place, she woke up a new dog. Pearl had
forgotten to be wary and slipped into a new way of being with her
In the supportive environment of a foster home, our rescue dogs
become recharged. The weight of survival is literally lifted
off of their shoulders and they begin to live the life they always
R n' r does a rescued body and soul good.