Friday, June 12, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to Foster a Rescued Pet

  1. Companionship without a lifetime commitment.

  2. Animals that have endured hardship can benefit greatly from a loving home.

  3. Fostering provides a great lesson in compassion to children and it’s a wonderful, life-affirming experience.

  4. If you have one or more dogs or cats, one more won’t make a difference to you, but it sure will make a difference to the foster animal who otherwise might not have a second chance at life.

  5. Fostering increases the likelihood of adoption. When the dog/cat you’ve fostered is loved and accepted in its forever home it is because of the love you’ve given them!

  6. Increased "human interaction" greatly helps foster animals who often come from neglectful or abusive situations, and let's not forget what "pet interaction" can do for you by lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress, and giving you a real sense of self-worth.

  7. You undoubtedly will get attached but when you meet the new family that's ready to provide a permanent home for the dog/cat you’ve fostered, you’ll feel more than satisfied to see him/her move on to a new life.

  8. It's fun!

  9. You’re able to share with your foster animal what a life filled with love should be.

  10. More foster homes means more animals’ lives will be spared from pounds and kill shelters. Only a small fraction of animals impounded every year are rescued from the terrible fate of euthanasia. FOSTERING IS A REAL WAY TO SAVE A LIFE!

If you live in the Central Ohio area, and are interested in fostering for me, I'd love to hear from you. Visit my website for more info!

If you do not live in Ohio, but are interested in fostering a rescued pet, there are hundreds of rescue groups in CRITICAL need of fosters. Simply "Google" for pet rescue groups or visit adoption websites such as and to locate groups in your area.

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