The Frustration of Fostering

There’s no easy way to say it, fostering can be frustrating. You almost always start at a deficit, with a dog that needs special attention, probably a lot of training, maybe even some medical care. They probably don’t know to go outside to potty, they’re probably scared of some thing, most things, maybe even everything!

Fostering a dog is a special mission, and while it’s not always easy, there IS a reward for every single foster. For the dog, it’s a warm, safe, loving home with plenty of food, water, and attention. It’s a safe place where they can rest, relax, and recuperate from whatever nonsense or craziness they’ve been through.
For the person, it’s the giving. Giving the love, attention, care, help, and hope the dog deserves. As a foster, you’re giving your time, energy, space, care, and even your dollars to a creature that can’t ever repay you in kind, to a being that may have issues, may even be a burden, but you’re doing it anyway.
For me, the reward is knowing I made a positive difference in that dogs life, I gave that dog a human interaction that was positive, kind, caring, and meaningful.

We can’t save all of them alone, but if we all save one, we can change the world, one dog at a time.


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