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Scared Pitbull Rescued Off Street Refuses To Sleep Only Feels Safe Sleeping In Cardboard Box

 Adopting a dog is usually a rewarding experience. The dog becomes a part of your family, and watching a dog blossom and grow into the happiest version of themselves is usually wonderful.





An important thing to recollect about rescue dogs is that they often accompany stories. Many dogs in shelters were abandoned, neglected, and some, sadly, were even physically abused.


Because of this, it's hard for them to trust strangers. Yet, many dogs learn to like again.

Kristina Rinaldi, the chief Director of Detroit Dog Rescue, wrote a fanatical message a few dog they saved. She told the story of a pit bull mix named Captain.




In a lengthy Facebook post, she began with this:


People often worry about adopting a rescue dog, because they tell us that we can’t change their past, and that they are right. We can’t change their past.


We can’t fix that they were dumped, they were discarded, they were mistreated, and that they mistrusted at one point in their life. We can’t fix the nights they were left within the rain, the days that they had to seek out refuge and sleep on cold concrete, and that they will probably always remember what it felt wish to be hungry numerous nights during a row.


In her post, she shared a photograph of Captain inside a cardboard box.

Upon first look, you would possibly think this is often a photograph of Captain once they first found him. But it's not. In fact, it's an image of him within the rescue’s care.


The rescue is unsure of Captain’s past.

Was he abused? Was he left on the streets? the sole certainty they knew was he's about 2 years old. In their care, he was fed, had any medical needs attended , and was given a secure space to sleep.


But Captain didn’t want to sleep during a bed. Captain was only comfortable sleeping during a cardboard box.


Captain, the dog below, was rescued from the streets of Detroit. nightly , all he wants at bedtime, may be a cardboard box. This cardboard box, or whatever size box we've at the time, is that the only way he’ll sleep, because it’s the sole way he’s ever slept to feel safe.




Kristina was passionate to share not only Captain’s story, but explain the love and dedication her rescue organization has for each single animal that comes through their doors.


After browsing such a lot , poor Captain needed tons of coaching to be able to go a home.

Captain received Detroit Dog Rescue in late 2016, and he then spent a year training with K9 Turbo Training, who helped him deal with a number of his fears.


Finally, in June 2018, Captain was able to attend a foster home!

Captain did great in his family , and he stayed there for over a year, learning the way to accept a family and let himself be loved.


Now, Captain is not any longer listed under ‘adoptable dogs’ under Detroit Dog Rescue’s website. And so, it seems clear that he's now in his forever home! We’re so glad Detroit Dog Rescue helped Captain and spent such a lot time training him. It’s all paid off now.


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