If you're reading this, you probably know that rescues are always looking for more foster families. If you're thinking about fostering a dog, cat, or any animal, but are still unsure if it's for you, here's some advice from a long-time foster mom:
1. Do it! You'll learn a lot about yourself, and get to share your life with an awesome animal who needs your help.
2. Don't worry about what might happen to the dog if it doesn't work out—just focus on how to make it work out!
3. Be prepared for things to not go as planned sometimes, but don't let that discourage you from fostering again if this happens once or twice (or even more!).
Being a foster is a great way to help animals in need and it's not as difficult as it seems!
There are many ways to help out, from simply giving a dog/cat/small animal some love and attention for a few days, to fostering for an entire lifetime. If you have the time and energy, fostering can be an amazing experience that will leave you feeling like you've made a huge difference in the lives of animals who need homes.
Fostering is also not just about taking care of animals —it's about taking care of people, too. You'll get to meet other like-minded animal lovers who are doing their part to help homeless pets find forever homes and make their dreams come true. You can even meet potential adopters who might want to take your foster pup home with them!
If you're worried about how much time it would take or what kind of commitment it would require, don't worry! There are tons of resources available online (and offline) to help you make sure that the placement is successful and the pet has everything they need while they're staying with you—and when they go home with someone else.