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My Experiences as a Senior Hospice Foster Provider

A large part of my life revolves around rescue work and caring for my ever-rotating menagerie of dogs.  I have become accustomed to the many questions people have when they find out that I not only foster dogs, but I purposely choose to “foster” dogs that are nearing the end of their lives.  I put foster in quotes, because for many of the dogs that we take in, we know that they will not find another home. The number one question I am asked is, “How can you take in a dog that you know is going to die?”  The answer to this question is simple:  If I don’t take in this dog, chances are very good that no one else will and the dog will die prematurely, perhaps never having known love or proper care. Today I will share my story of how my husband and I became involved...
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6 Reasons to be a Foster Parent to a Homeless Dog

Whether you are a current dog owner or are looking to become one, fostering is a great choice with numerous benefits.  A foster parent is responsible for housing a pet for a shelter or animal rescue until a suitable “furever” home can be found.  The advantages of fostering are listed below. See Whether a Dog is Right for You Are you unsure whether you can handle the responsibilities of pet ownership?  Fostering a pet can help you better understand if you are ready for purchasing or adopting a pet of your own.  If you ultimately realize that you are not ready for the full time commitment associated with a pet, you can rest assured that fostering is a short-term commitment. Socialize your Current Pets If you are considering bringing home a new dog but already have pets and are unsure how they will react, fostering is a great way to...
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