A’ight, lemme tell y’all about the day I became a dog dad. I was just minding my own business, walking to work one morning, when I saw the tiniest little black puppy limping across the street. Poor lil guy looked so sad and helpless. I couldn’t just leave him there, so I scooped him up and took him home with me.
First things first, I got that pup all cleaned up. Bathed him, fed him, gave him some water – pup was stoked. He was following me around the house, wagging his tail like crazy. Next day, I went back to the spot I found him and wouldn’t ya know it, there were two more pups looking just as lost. So of course, I brought them home too. Now we one big happy family.
Lemme give y’all some tips in case you wanna adopt a street pup. First up, bath time. These furballs were straight up covered in mud and dirt. I had to scrub them down good to get ’em all clean.
Next up, potty training. These pups clearly had no idea how to use a litter box. They just popped a squat and did their business right on my floor! I had to keep an eye on them at all times, lil rascals wanted to explore everything.
It was a lot of work but so worth it when I saw their cute lil faces light up. They realized they were safe and loved in their new home. My heart melted fa real.
A’ight so here’s what to expect when you first bring a street pup home:
They’ll probs be scared and confused at first. Gotta give them space to get adjusted and feel comfortable. This ain’t gonna happen overnight.
Street pups need extra TLC. They’ve never had proper food or a warm bed before. Time to shower them with all the love and care you can give.
You’ll have to teach them basics. Walking on a leash, going potty outside – stuff we take for granted. Be patient and consistent with training.
Socializing them will take some work too. Street pups can be skittish around new people. Give them positive experiences with strangers to boost their confidence. Puppy classes and one-on-one training can help a lot too.
It may take time and effort, but adopting a street pup is so rewarding. You’re literally saving a life and giving them the love they deserve. Rescuing a puppy changed my life. Highly recommend for all dog lovers out there!