This princess tent helps a stressed-out shelter dog feel safe

A pit bull named Starsky loves his hutch — which happens to be a princess tent.

The 2-year-old pit bull entered I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Warren, Michigan, back in November 2020 with his brother Hutch, a fellow stray.

Hutch got adopted after a few months and is thriving in a loving forever home, but Starsky wasn’t so lucky. The stress of living in a shelter for so long has worn on the dog, who developed unwanted behaviors like lunging as potential adopters walked by. Staff and volunteers grew hesitant to handle him. So he’s been moved to a more isolated kennel near an exercise yard, since he’s more relaxed when playing outside.