Monday, May 13, 2013

On Fostering a Dog

The local dog rescue organizations - Lost Dog Rescue, Homeward Trails, and the Arlington Welfare League - all need foster volunteers to help with dogs.  Foster dogs not only helps the organizations care for dogs - but it also helps the dog become a wonderful pet - socializing with humans and other pets and learning commands and how to live with a family.  And foster parents who get to know the dog become very good at showing the dog and helping it find a forever home.

Of course... of course there are those times when you fail..... and the "foster" dog never leaves.  We are foster failures.  We adopted our dog after "fostering" him for one week.  Best damn dog in the world.
Foster Pets Infographic
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! I volunteer with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, and this summer we're entered in the ASPCA #100kchallenge. This means we are trying to drastically increase the number of lives that we save, and hopefully win some grant money to help us continue to do so. In order to that, we'll be relying very heavily on our foster parents and volunteers, so we appreciate your getting the word out about the importance of fostering!