Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a canine-human relationship while saving a dog’s life. When you foster a dog, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give it loving care, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted. Shelters around the country always need volunteers to help, and fostering frees up a spot and resources for another dog in need.
Living with dogs is good for the soul, helping children develop social skills and offering therapeutic benefits for adults. Socializing a dog to a home environment is therapeutic to the dog as well, giving it time to adapt for adoption. Through the dog's interaction in a home setting, the shelter can learn more about the dog’s traits so that it can end up in the best home possible.
Dogs are truly "man’s best friend"--there’s no competition for that illustrious title. They bring so much joy to our lives, and it’s so easy to return the favor.