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.
Get more great info about fostering pets at Pet360.com/foster