We are in the process of rescuing the cutest little 12 week old Havanese from a rescue group, and we couldn’t be more excited. This is my first time owning a Havanese, so these boards have been so helpful. Yesterday we met our new friend for the first time, and if all goes well with his vet check this week, he will be ours on Saturday.
We went to see our puppy at a local pet store, where they hold weekly adoption events. The owner brought out our adorable little guy, and it was love at first sight, well for us anyways!
The woman told us we could take him in the corner of the store, where it was quieter, so we could see what he was like. He was being very good, we just held him and pet him (we were scared to put him down because we didn’t want him to run away), however, every now and again he would whine, and he was trembling a bit too. After about 10-15 minutes, we brought him closer to the other dogs who were waiting to be adopted and that is when he started really whining. Was he just missing his other doggie pals?
Once I put him back in the pen with the other dogs, he was happy as a clam, running around with his buddies and you could see his playful personality come on through. He wanted nothing to do us, or any humans for that matter, he wouldn't even come to the side of the pen to sniff any of the people, all he wanted was to play with the other dogs (even the ones who were unwilling) or chew on his bone.
I am assuming this normal behavior, and when we bring him home, he will eventually come around and love us, right?
Look at me, we haven't even brought him home, and I am already a worried mommy.
Thanks for letting me share! I look forward to participating more on these boards.