Sandy isnt eating much yet. She is very scared, moreso than she used to be when I boarded her. But before she had her poodle companion with her. When a new dog comes in I dont just turn them loose. I crate them and slowly let everybody get accustomed to the new dog. Its safer that way. All my poodles grew up with my little old chihuahua "Melody" who passed away last fall. So the poodles are very used to having chi's around and wont hurt them.
Every dog is different. My little old man that I adopted about 3 mo ago came in here like he had always been here. He has never been scared, but he had lived for 3 mo in the animal shelter (dog pound!) and I dont anything about his past.
Sandy will be fine, just takes a few days.
thank you for asking
pam in TX