When I had Buster brought home to me he stayed in his crate to decompress for a couple of weeks. I didn't know then that he would be the best dog I've ever had the privilege of loving. He was the most loving, relaxed, loyal and obedient dog. I couldn't believe he sat in boarding for so long. It never made sense to me how nobody tried to snatch him up sooner because he was such a good boy. I'm so glad he let me love him. My children were deeply impacted by his presence as well. Next month on the 5th it will be 3 years since we had to say goodbye to him and I'm still tearing while trying to talk about him. He was my only foster fail and we all miss him terribly but he's not suffering anymore. The importance of properly decompressing an animal when you bring them home is what was able to bring so much love and happiness into our lives. We were only able to show him true love and happiness for 4 years and 3 months before he passed. We all wish it could have been a lifetime. We were all robbed in that scenario. He was robbed of the opportunity for years while sitting in boarding and we only wish we listened to Cecelia sooner when she said she had the best dog ever for us. But we are all still very thankful for the time we were blessed with.