Taking on a foster animal or adopting an animal from a shelter can be a really daunting process.
Not only are you bringing a new family member into the pack but you are also potentially bringing in an animal that has suffered from trauma; mentally and/or physically.
Libi was my first adopted dog. I was Libi's fourth home in less than two years.
Libi's behaviour was so excessive people in the sled dog racing community had running bets on how long it would take before I would re-homed her.
It took me nearly a year to successfully integrate Libi into the pack.
Libi did everything at 110 miles per hour. She had no “off” button. To make matters worse she had been stolen as a puppy and had severe separation anxiety. If anyone approached her she thought she was going to be taken away and would scream. She could not relax; she always had to be doing something. She was very very vocal and was always “working”. She had no idea that walks were meant to be fun, or that car rides took you to exciting new places. It was work work work all the time.
One day she “ate” through my fence and just sat on the driveway waiting for me to come home. My neighbour at the time tried to kindly put her back inside the property and she screamed so much in terror that he had to leave her there until I got home.
It was tough. It was challenging and at times it was heart-breaking. I wanted to give up many many times. More than once I questioned as to whether or not I was the right owner for her.
I did the hard yards with Libi and it eventually paid off. We found balance within the pack together. We found what worked for us and what didn't work for us. We learnt together through trial and error.
Integrating an animal into a new pack does not happen overnight. In fact as every animal is an individual I don't believe that there is a timeframe. I also believe that it takes work every day to keep the pack in balance.
When Libi came into my life I did not know that homeopathy could support behavioural issues.
I did the hard yards without any support. I have no doubt now that homeopathy would have supported Libi through the transition much more quickly and easily. If only I knew then what I know now it could have saved a lot of tears, frustration and yes sometimes anger and not to mention my bank balance.
Integrating a new animal into the pack doesn’t need to be difficult and you don’t need to do it on your own!
If you are interested in integrating your animal into the pack with homeopathy get in touch with me. Sometimes we could all do with a little help!