Why To Foster A Dog
There are many reasons why to foster a dog in your home. My aunt was one to foster and rehabilitate abused dogs, and did it for may years because she fell in love with it. So what are some reasons why to foster.
- Love Helping Dogs – Dogs that have never seen the meaning of love and need healing time from abuse, neglect, and physical healing from abuse. You will have a big influence on the dog and puppy helping them to open up, you will not only help the dog to recover, but learn how to help other foster dogs.
- Exercise – Dogs need a lot of exercise so fostering a pooch will get you up, out, and going. Keeping the dog healthy and you as well.
- Help the Kids – Dogs are good for kids, they teach kids responsibility and love. Also gets a dog used to being in a social environment involving kids to teach them what is acceptable and unacceptable.
- Dogs Make You Feel Better – dogs can be healing for people who are sick, have a lot of anxiety and depression, and can improve overall health.
- They Need You – There are millions of dogs that need homes. The way fostering works is every animal that gets a foster family allows more animals to be taken into the shelter, a cycle that saves lives.
- Socialize other animals– If you already have other animals then fostering a dog could work to your advantage, could give your own animals socialization with the foster dog. Also gives the foster dog socialization with other animals in a home environment, getting them ready for their forever home.
Fostering is a rewarding experience for you, your family, your other animals, and of course the foster dog. Fostering a pooch not only gives more dogs a chance to be taken into the shelter, but also gives the pooch the time it needs to heal and time to be ready to go to their forever home. Shelters can know more about the pooch, if they are good with children or good with other animals.
Fostering a pooch can be difficult, especially letting them go when they are adopted, but you saved them, they might not have found a home without you taking them in. Also you will help the dog feel safe, loved, and help them get ready for their new forever home.
How to Foster a Dog
Simple, get in contact with local rescues and animal shelters. You will more than likely have to fill out some type of foster application, and if approved will help you find the right dog for your household.