Making a rescue dog with separation anxiety feel at home is nothing short of challenging. It can be quite tricky to keep them comfortable and safe in their new house.
That is why this dog mom from Sydney, Australia went out of her way to help her rescue pup with her anxiety issues.
Kealey Pennell knew that when she adopted Lemmy, she would be in for a challenge. You see, the pup suffers from extreme separation anxiety. At three years old, she would tend to whine whenever her fur-mom is not anywhere near her.
But while this was a bit problematic, Kealey and her partner noticed that Lemmy usually relaxes a bit whenever she retreats to a little nook in their home. Seeing that this was significantly helping her with her anxiety, they decided it was only appropriate to turn the nook into Lemmy’s little lair.
They began remodeling the nook with the supervision of the clingy pup along the way. As they removed the old stuff from the small closet, they thought of ways to make it comfier for her.
When they finally had an idea of what to make of the nook, they immediately went to gather hardware supplies from the store.
Lemmy tagged along during their shopping, of course. And when they got home, she was snuggled next to her fur parents, as well, while they paint and design the nook. She would sneak in a couple of kisses here and there to keep the couple motivated.
Finally, after a long day’s work of adding shelves and little trinkets, they finished the adorable nook, complete with a soft cushion for Lemmy. Kealey also pinned three of their sweetest family photos on the wall for decoration. It was quite safe to say that Lemmy was excited to try out her new nook.
She happily sat on her cushion and nestled herself in. Hopefully, her new spot will help her with her separation anxiety. Look at the adorable lair here.
Courtesy of Kealey Pennell