Why Foster a Dog?
Becoming a foster parent for a dog is a wonderful thing and gives dogs a chance to live inside a home with a welcoming family. Fostering dogs can last for several weeks and will require patience, support and care.
It will be a change for both pets and foster care parents who will start off unsure of each other - be patient with one another. Understand that the dog is being placed in an unknown environment and may lash out or not be properly trained. It will be wise to placed dogs behind a sturdy dog fence - in case they escape. This will help train the dogs to stay without the property line and will be convenient for outside playtime.
Fostering dogs will require regular visits to the foster care coordinator for placement of the dog in a permanent home. In the meantime, enjoy the time with dogs that are in-need and provide them with healthy food, love and plenty of toys!
- Jenn Smith