5 reasons not to foster, and why you should anyway
1. My family is particular about dogs
Maybe your own pets only like certain dogs/cats, or your children are afraid of big dogs. As long as you’ve got a loving environment, and lots of time, we can work with you to find the perfect match, so you can foster a dog, anyway. We don’t want you to end up with a dog that won’t work out, any more than you do! Whether that means placing you with a hypo-allergenic dog, a toddler-friendly one, a puppy or a senior, there’s truly a foster dog, for nearly any home situation.
2. Somebody else will take them on
Although there are already some great people fostering dogs, there are never really enough because every single person has the ability to help another dog! Even if you foster a dog that someone else may have been willing to take, you’ve just freed up that person to save yet another animal!
3. I don’t have the space or the money to foster
Short on space – We have dogs of all shapes and sizes requiring foster placement, and sometimes even kittens. When you contact us to express an interest in fostering, we will talk to you about your specific limitations.
Short on money – We will cover medical costs for foster dogs, and can also provide supplies like food, dog beds, and more! Plus, you can involve your family, friends and neighbours, too! Once you tell people you’re fostering, many will be happy to donate supplies to your cause.
4. It’s too hard to say goodbye
Yes, it’s hard to say goodbye. There’s a good chance that on your foster dog’s adoption day, you’ll cry all morning, so you’ll have time to get it together before he gets picked up to go home. But, you know what? When you’ve found the perfect adoptive family, the sadness you’ll feel for losing your foster dog from your life is overcome by the happiness you’ll feel, knowing that it’s the first day of the rest of his life in a FOREVER home.
5. I don’t know where to start
Contact us and we will answer any questions you may have, and arrange to meet you. It’s as simple as that!