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Why A Rescue Is Like No Other

4th February

We all love dogs. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t, right? At Wild at Heart Foundation we are a team of likeminded dog-fanatics, just like you, joining forces to speak for the stray and vulnerable dogs of the world. Despite the entire team having grown up with dogs, and the majority owning dogs now, we learn new things about the dogs we work with every day – and there is no shame in that! We are lucky enough to have some in-house experts who understand the way our beautiful rescues think, and sharing that knowledge is the best way for us all to stay educated on the unique and complex beings that join our families.


First things first, we always like to preface that every dog is different, and there is sadly no cure-all trick to solving every behavioural challenge (if there was, we really would tell you). Yes, learning what we can about their backgrounds, experiences and potential traumas can assist us in predicting their triggers, and therefore the best way to help them, though it’s important that we say that there are only two hard and fast rules when it comes to building a great future – compassion and patience.

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