This family learns the heartbreaking reason why their new adopted dog stares at them every single night!
Adapting to a new home can be really difficult sometimes for shelter animals. Being brought into unfamiliar surroundings and also forced to interact with strangers is both very confusing and scary at the same time for any creature. It is especially scary for those who came from traumatic circumstances. A family learns the reason why their new dog stares at them every night.
It is quite understandable if an animal does not take to a new situation right away. This is doubly important to keep in mind when you are unsure of their entire back story, if your new pet is behaving oddly, the chances are, there is a good reason for it.
This was true especially in the case of this family’s recently adopted dog, who stared at his new owners until they fell asleep every single night. When they finally learned the heartbreaking reason why he was doing it, though, his behavior made much more sense then!
When a family recently adopted their new dog from a local animal shelter, he took to the family rather quickly. They showered him with affection, love and care and he did the same. The family clearly adopted a dog that was a great fit for all of them!
They took him for walks and played with him all day, but, there was one issue though. Each night when the mother and father laid down to bed, they noticed that he would sit at their bedside and stare at them until they fell asleep. When they woke, the dog was there, still staring. They really did not understand why he never seemed to sleep at all.
They assumed that something was wrong with him so they took him to the vet. The vet then determined that he was completely healthy. The family still wanted answers, so they decided to visit the shelter where they had adopted him.
At the shelter the family learns the reason for his unusual behavior and it is heartbreaking. The previous owner actually waited for the dog to fall asleep one night and then carried it to the animal shelter and left him there for good. When the dog woke up, he never saw his owner again.
Really touched by their dog’s history, the family went home and immediately put his doggy bed right next to theirs to show him that he belongs with them and that he could sleep all he wanted without one worry in the world. The dog slept soundly and peacefully in their room with them from that day forward.