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Old 09-25-2011, 08:45 AM
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Question NEEED HELP! Adopted a shelter dog today!

Sadie is our new family member she's about eight months and weighs 30 lb.s she came home with us yesterday 9/24 and slept in the car for the hour long trip .She had just arrived the day before to the Monroe CT.SPCA form South Carolina she had a long trip with four other dogs in a horse trailer. She was fine with other dogs that met her on the leash as well as chidren and adults. She is very calm and submissive. As soon as we arrived home I had to pick her up to get her out of the car wagging her tail the whole time. She immediately went pee and poo and walked very well on her leash. The rest of the day she went every time I took her out but doesn't tell us she needs to as she had one accident in the house. She went right into her crate at bedtime and slept without a peep out of her. Here in lies my problem I had to kinda of drag her out of the crate after 9 hours of sleep to take her outside which she was tentative about going down the stairs, which she had done fine several times the day before, I had to pick her up and carry haer down the four steps but then she was fine and did a little pee I praised her and then we went back in for breakfast. By the way the night before she loved her food and water. Before I got the food and water ready she was back in her crate,she knows and can see her food dishes but she won't come out to eat or drink, all she wants to do is sleep in her crate What Should I Do? Thanks for anyone's suggestions Sadie's mom
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I bet she's just completely exhausted after everything that's happened to her. She's probably been through a lot. Do you know anything about her history?

We got a shelter dog almost a week ago and he's been under the weather and did sleep an awful lot. It's worth a trip to the vet for a check-up if you're worried.

Another thought is that maybe she had to spend a lot of time in her crate where she used to be? Maybe that's where she feels secure?

Love to see pictures when she's up and about more!
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