Once you are your rescue dog's accepted Pack member (not necessarily accepted Pack leader), your dog may more readily feel Separation Anxiety upon your leaving than a non-rescue dog would normally feel.
Understandably: After feeling lonely if not left behind for some time, the dog finally found you or was found by you, grew attached, is now left alone again and so the dog must feel that (s)he may have been left behind again.
Your dog can't know that this time it is different: You're simply off to work, or grocery shopping or whatever.
Be aware that Separation Anxiety has dog behavior, dog health, and dog care implications:
Similarly, even dogs that behave very well in the house while we are there, may become destructive when we are gone and they get a panic attack!
It makes that a big difference, yes. Hence why Separation Anxiety has its own chapter in House Training Dogs To Behave Well , and why there is a long list of points to consider before you leave your dog alone for more than a few minutes - too much for a succinct "decision tree" like this here.
You may also want to take a look at our relevant dog care remedies here. Scroll down to "Separation Anxiety / Relaxation".
Note that every key point raised above you can find more comprehensively explained in other places on this website. The menu is your friend. Here, links have been omitted only to keep this decision tree straightforward.
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