Dogs adopted during pandemic are used to people being around 24-7

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PORTSMOUTH — Kittery resident Andrew LaMonica said he and his girlfriend, Rochelle, have been home more during the pandemic and are beginning to return to work. He said they have been taking 4-year-old dog Khaleesi on long hikes and to the dog park more often, with the idea of tiring her […]

PORTSMOUTH — Kittery resident Andrew LaMonica said he and his girlfriend, Rochelle, have been home more during the pandemic and are beginning to return to work. He said they have been taking 4-year-old dog Khaleesi on long hikes and to the dog park more often, with the idea of tiring her out so she stays calm when they need to leave her at home.

“We rescued her from a kill shelter,” said LaMonica. “I think some people do not realize the responsibility when you adopt a dog. It’s for life.”

Portsmouth resident Rachel Kushan got her dog Leila in August. She is retired and loves the companionship, but also recognizes the need to socialize her and to make sure the dog can be alone and remain confident she will return.

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