Fabio also known as "Lil Man" is our newest addition to our family. We adopted lil man from the animal defense league, August 23, 2018 and we have excelled at making him love us! (Its a joke)
When I was spending time with him in the shelter the handler told me they had jut gotten him in from animal control, they didn't know much about him except the fact that his knees popped out the socket, he had recent dental work done and was not too friendly towards the staff.
Why adopt him I'm sure you are wondering? Everyone and thing (animals and humans) have a background good and bad and every being deserves a chance at happiness.
So here we go Fabio and I on the way home to a new journey both of us are unsure of, but there was one thing that I was positive of is the love that was waiting at home and my family waiting to embrace him and his past.
Our first month we definitely took it slow, I learned that he needed help kennel training, trusting humans and learning positive affection. My family did that by handing him gently and slowly, speaking to him in a calm tone, not making quick movements when going to pick him up.
Six months later, Lil Man is reformed he is officially apart of our 8 pack of 2 other dogs, two children, a bearded dragon ,myself and my husband. he has turned into a major cuddle bug who loves playing with my six year old daughter, fetching squeaky toys, rolling in his bed
and living his "best life" where he doesn't have to fear humans or dogs.
Adopting a senior pet when they come with "baggage"