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.”
Written by Foster Dogs blog contributor and volunteer Samantha Cheirif, about a foster experience that had a less-than-perfect start, how she got through it, and what she learned to do to make future intros go smoother.
Life’s a beach when you’re a foster dog! Thanks to some creative folks in Brooklyn, a group of lucky foster dogs got a chance to feel like they were having a day at the beach – indoors! Each of these dogs was up for adoption at the time of their shoot last week, and would you believe some of them have already found their forever homes? Foster Dogs invited eleven dogs in foster care to Gowanus Brooklyn, and had the best afternoon!
The worst part of fostering is the best part of fostering: when your dog gets adopted. Saying goodbye is never easy, no matter how many you’ve had or how great a home they go to. My most recent foster dog, my sweet Winnie the Pooh, was adopted just yesterday. Her new parents lost their beloved dog a few months ago and weren’t ready to adopt- until a friend sent them her Foster Dogs link and they almost turned their car around from a vacation and came back to get her! Keep reading to see the sweet letter they sent!