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Dog Ownership

How to Make a Dog More Comfortable If She Had a Previous Owner

Perhaps a dog who’s no longer a puppy comes to live with you because her previous owners could no longer take care of her — not out of a lack of caring but because of a change in circumstances. They moved to a place that doesn’t allow pets, perhaps, or developed allergies, or accepted more demanding jobs that don’t afford them the time to take care of a dog, or died.

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