If you understood more about what it means to foster a puppy or dog, and its advantages, would you consider it? The primary purpose of fostering is to prepare a puppy or dog for adoption temporarily. As in life, there are advantages and disadvantages.
Decisions must be made before an animal is promoted. You are ready to pledge time, energy, patience, and love and keep it. Which one would you want, a puppy or an elderly dog? Are you aware of the responsibilities of this decision? Are you aware that certain animals who have been fostered may have behavioral problems?
You would feel most comfortable with what breed, mix, age, size, or sex. Would you want to take a senior dog? Would you consider a puppy or a dog with a health condition or a disability?
How do you feel about supporting your family? If you have a pet, how would they respond to an animal that moves onto their turf? Remember, with this decision, everyone should be comfortable.
How long are you prepared to undertake? Some fosters favor short-term undertakings. Others, it takes however long. Will you give up the animal, even when you know that it will go to a loving family? Would you be prepared to take up your foster if their fate was not to be home forever?
Your routine will change, most likely for the better. You’re going to practice more!
You may need to supply the food. Rescues may assist with the cost of food.
The most prevalent criticism is how an animal is tied to it. This is usually comprised of less experienced animals. Those that did it earlier had a simpler time to “let go.” You are pleased that your foster has found a loving family, always home. There is also another aspect to the appeal. The foster parents decide to maintain the ward. It is not unheard of. It’s all a winner!
Most shelter dogs are medium or bigger, and/or mixed breeds. If you prefer a certain race, check with the rescues of that race. They are overburdened and are also searching for lodgings.
Some animals in rescues and shelters have challenges with health, disability or behaviour. Would you have a problem? There are individuals who choose to take care of a delicate, caring, or terminally ill animal. In the little time they may have left, they want to provide them with the finest quality of life. They are, of course, remarkable individuals. Kudos to them! Kudos to them!
You may need basic obedience or homebreaking instruction for the animal you support. Would you like to devote the time needed to making them more acceptable?
You will most probably have to do a background check and examination at home. It is satisfying to know that you have met the requirements for shelter or rescue and qualified to offer a temporary home.
Most shelters/rescues are responsible for required veterinarian and drug costs. Surprisingly, they encourage those costs to incorporate them into their obligations. They deserve kudos too!
By fostering it, one fewer animal is destroyed and you create a vacancy, so the shelter can provide another puppy or dog with a house and food in his stomach until he finds his eternal home.
Bottom line. Bottom line. You will get unlimited love and admiration for, no matter how long, the animal you have given your heart and home. You will have the gratifying sense that at least one puppy or dog is being saved from being destroyed merely because there are so many who need our aid.