Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fostering... great for you and the pet!

We at 6 pack of dogs have recently joined the thousands of animal lovers across the country that volunteer to foster abandoned animals/pets. In our case, we chose to foster an abandoned basset hound. We are not ashamed, in any way, to admit that we were foster failures. A foster failure is someone that agrees to foster a dog but ends up falling in love with the dog and ends up adopting it themselves.

Our sweet basset baby, Ronnie (pictured here), came from Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR). Since becoming a part of CBHR, we have not only fostered and adopted, we have also volunteered to perform home visits and transport bassets to their foster homes. We have found every aspect of the fostering experience rewarding and fun. We have also come to discover that the people involved at CBHR are "earth angels". Their dedication and commitment is amazing. This could be said, we are fairly certain, of most rescue organizations. We would be remiss if I did not mention the two other rescue organizations from which we have adopted rescues. Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue and Weimararner Rescue of North Texas continue to do amazing things with their weimaraners here in North Carolina and Texas.

Fostering is a wonderful way for anyone to volunteer to help less fortunate or animals in need. Critters on the Move and DogPerils, the people who bring this blog to you, are dedicated to helping in the plight of these animals. With fostering in mind, we thought it would be nice to share some of the reasons people should consider fostering. We will be talking mostly about dogs but, please be assured, that we believe in helping all of God's creatures.

The #1 reason that you should think about fostering a dog and the reason the idea of fostering dogs came into being is/was to ease the overcrowding of animal shelters. Other reasons, in no particular order are:

  • The amazing and unconditional love you receive from your foster dog

  • The new chance at a happy life you are offering your foster dog

  • The way it promotes volunteering and the whole family experience it offers everyone in your household

  • Fostering costs much less than you think

  • Fostering, like loving your own pet, is, above all, FUN!

  • The rewards you get from fostering are innumerable

  • Fostering can be done wherever you live - city or country & house or apartment

  • Fostering is ready and available whenever you are

Love animals or dogs and are not able to make a lifelong commitment? Consider volunteering or fostering.

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