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If your dog uses his time alone in the house to bark endlessly, pee on the carpet, or tear up the sofa—and those behaviors are accompanied by depression or stress—your pooch may be suffering from separation anxiety, a very common doggy behavior problem.
Overcoming disorders like separation anxiety takes time, patience and consistency, but it can be done! Just take the following steps, and you’re already on your way. [MORE . . . ]
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Bella, a 3-year-old Springer Spaniel, was evacuated from Japan after the March 11 earthquake and subsequent events. Bella traveled by airline crate over 8,400 miles and was hosted by a temporary foster family in Austin.
Bella & her family reunite
We're happy to report that Bella's family arrived in Austin to pick up Bella and reunite the family!
Update from Bella's family: They're working with Bella, continuing to teach her to enjoy her crate and to tolerate periods of separation from her family. By consistently reinforcing the crate as a fun place to be by using toys, treats, and soft bedding, Bella is starting to see her crate as her own private den. Her family is also using puzzle/chew toys and Kongs to keep Bella occupied during their absence. Bella has responded well to the philosophy of "a busy dog is a happy dog".
Best of all, we're thrilled to see a family reunited and a happy ending to Bella's travels.
Update and Story from
Thursday, May 5, 2011
ADA Adoption Managers carefully choose dogs from area shelters after screening them for temperament and friendliness. Each dog is hosted by an Austin Dog Alliance foster until their forever family is found. Most of the dogs are adopted into forever homes within a few weeks.
Join the Foster Program -- the more fosters they have, the more families they can make happy with wonderful dogs. Our Special Dogs for Special Needs program has a wait list. If you enjoy training dogs, contact us for more information about training a Special Dog. The typical commitment is about a month. To find out more about fostering, see the Foster Program page or contact Judy McCarthy, Adoption Program Manager.