Before taking in rescue dogs, we should always remember that these fur babies are no longer used to living inside a home. So we shouldn’t be baffled if we see them being scared of totally harmless things. We just have to slowly ease them in so they can get used to living inside a house again.

That is exactly what Emily did when she fostered a rescue pittie named Willie. The poor pooch had been living in the streets for so long that he already forgot how to use the stairs. On top of that, the pittie was also terrified of doorways and wooden floors.

Because of Willie’s unusual fear of these things, Emily had to carry him every day so that he could go outside to do his bathroom business. Once the pup was done, he would sit in front of the door and moan until his foster mom would come to carry him back inside.

Emily understood the pupper’s situation, so she tried training Willie to get used to moving around on his own. Unfortunately, none of her methods worked. But everything changed when Carlo, the new foster dog, arrived.

Carlo is pretty much the opposite of Willie. He is not afraid to move around the house, and he prefers to just chill in the living room instead of playing. On the other hand, Willie is a high-energy pittie who likes to play, but given his unusual phobias, he couldn’t move around the house that much.

One day, Emily took her foster doggos to the store, and during the car ride, the two pups bonded. They were very playful, and it continued after they got off of their foster mom’s car. The two doggos’ bond grew stronger as days went by, and Emily noticed that Willie and Carlo had become inseparable.

Because of this new friendship, Willie’s fears disappeared! He started using the stairs and moved around the house without any assistance! But Willie was not the only one who benefited from the relationship as Carlo came out of his shell. He became more playful because of Willie, and their transformation will definitely help them with finding their forever homes.

Credits: Dodo Kids

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Chloe Roper
As a little girl living in the country side without many neighbors, my dog Sostee became my best friend. We shared an immense bond and I fell in love with these loving, beautiful and wonderful creatures. I knew from a tender age that I wanted to work with animals. I worked at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana for a few years, and have experience with a variety of dogs and cats. When I’m not working as semi-retired Assistant Administrator in a Home Health Care Agency in Merrillville Indiana, I am a grandma frolicking with my active grandchildren and my sweet dog, Kresi.


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