Congrats to you for adopting him. It’s going to just take time for him to get used to pelpoe again. In his mind, because of the abuse, pelpoe are not trustworthy. Keep petting and speaking friendly to him while he is sitting. If he moves from you don’t chase him let him come to you but keep reassuring him that everything is alright. It may take a while but eventually he will understand that you are nice pelpoe and aren’t going to hurt him. Maybe give just sponge baths for now. While he is sitting and you are petting him, take a sponge with just a little water in it and rub it across his back or down his legs, all the while talking to him gently. Also, be sure and put a leash on him and take him out for walks and play. He has to know he can trust you. good luck.
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