For all those who stopped at our Petcon booth last weekend, we thank you for showing love to our adoptable dogs and cats! Two full days at Petcon 2018: 44 adoptable animals from 14 local rescue groups, 50 volunteer animal handlers, and 2 of Chloe’s Fospice Friends. This was a huge team effort to continue Building a Foster Community. 20 adoptable cats, 24 adoptable dogs. What an incredible weekend!
Black dogs do not fare well in shelters; they are often the last to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized. Even though black dogs are just as loving and playful, shelter staff can have a hard time photographing them—and a good photograph is crucial to creating interest for a potential adopter.
Foster Dogs’ Executive Director Sarah Brasky was featured this month on PetInsider's podcast, discussing our absolute favorite topic: fostering! Listen, and share this inspirational 40-minute easy-listening podcast.
Baby Piglet arrived as a foster dog on March 4, 2017. I enthusiastically anticipated cuddling and comforting the tiny special needs puppy, and learning to communicate with and care for such a disabled dog. This optimistic fantasy quickly turned to “What have I gotten myself into?” when the reality of Piglet hit.
“I picked Gill up from ACC last month as a volunteer with Foster Dogs. After a weekend with us, we were so in love, and excited for him to find an amazing longer-term foster or adoptive home! Unfortunately his next foster didn't work out and when I got the call to pick him back up, my heart skipped a beat; I just had this feeling he was coming back to his forever home.”