My fur baby has anxiety…

Recently, my family went to adopt a dog from Cleadon Kennels in Sunderland and we came home with a beautiful, young husky called Shadow. He has anxiety.

Shadow is a really loving dog and he loves cuddles and teddy bears but he’s a very delicate soul. We were told that he had severe seperation anxiety when we took him home and it’s been so bad that he had three homes previous to ours. 

At his previous homes he had been left alone, beaten and attacked by a cat. He now gets nervous in closed off spaces, you can’t pat him (only stroke him) and if he is left on his own he cries and tears up carpets and furniture. 

He does occasionally have a whine when someone leaves the house but he comes to me and let’s me scratch being his ears. I found out that calmed him down shortly after we got him home. 

He was so nervous when he arrived but I was the first one he had warmed to. He came beside me and I scratched behind his ears until he fell asleep. 

I’m so happy to be part of his forever home. I love him.

It takes him a lot to warm up to a person but when he does he’s playful and sweet. He hasn’t been in our lives very long but he is already my best friend.