This is a great post! I think you will enjoy it. It’s about shelter dogs who go home and while trying to adjust to their new surroundings. Sometimes they go through a period of adjustment where they exhibit fear.
Imagine for yourself… your old family drops you off at a strange place where you are kept in a cage and most likely have only your basic needs met. Next new people show up, look at you, sometimes pet you and then leave. You adjust to this.
Now another group of people come, pet you, and take you to yet another strange place. I’d be scared too.
- What Happened to the Dog I Adopted??…Shelter Syndrome and How to Help (tailsfromthefur.wordpress.com)