When articles talk about the benefits of fostering there is mention of how it increases the animal’s chance of getting adopted, how our own pets learn more social skills, that we have a trial period to see what having a cat or a dog or a bird may be like, it is temporary, we get to choose what we want to foster and we are saving a life. All these is true.
I have been at this rescue business since my youngest was 9 years old and that child is now 29!
So, like the commercial for insurance says, I think I know a thing or two!
Let’s be honest, bringing a new pet into your home is pretty much the same as bringing it into your heart.
It is hard to let go of a living thing that has woven, for good or bad, it’s way into your heart. We nurse puppies through illness, bottle feed kittens, care for a dog through a serious surgery like a leg that must be removed and then, just like that, we are asked to hand that living loving life to another person. It is hard!
But then this happens! In a way we could have never imagined, we reconnect with an adopter! And it makes all that heart wrenching worth it. It does our hearts good when we see the animals we once welcomed into our homes, our hearts.
Why foster an animal? Because it is a marvelous adventure which includes many other For the satisfaction in seeing the animal you adopted out as a happy, eye-glass toting, graying well loved dog.
Here is the story of one of our volunteers who fosters and has been doing so for a long time. She is fostering Bella Rose and her puppies.
“My little Petey was adopted tonight.
I am really gonna miss that face. What is so funny is we were sitting at the kitchen table going over paperwork and Boochie my boston terrier came to visit. He says that his dog had came from Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue.
I said that I worked with Midwest years ago.
The wheels started turning and as we talked we realized that dog was my very first foster dog.
I cried like a baby when I adopted her out and have thought of her many times through the years. She was about 4 months old.
What an absolute small world.Here is a picture of Petey and his new dad and a Picture of Bella now.”
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Making a Difference
PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year! All the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business! The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.
Are you ready to add a furry friend to your family? Now is a great time! Click here to learn about our adoption process, how to meet animals, and upcoming events.
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