We want to touch on what a complicated mass of emotions fostering a dog is. As a fosterer you need the knowledge, experience and intuition. Alongside these emotions comes a large amount of uncertainty about the outcome, ambiguous feelings on taking this often disturbed living being into your home, worrying about whether you can make a good job of it, feeling obliged to others, often unmet, who have either cared for the dog themselves in some way or are willingly taking on that grave responsibility. No wonder people rarely put their heads and hands above the parapet to volunteer as a dog fosterer.
Good rescues will facilitate this whole experience by easing you through the process and gently guiding you along the way providing you with the knowledge and training in whatever form you can digest it, paying necessary expenses and taking into account your situation, whilst always putting the dog first. We want to emphasis that fostering a dog is a life experience which is a growthful and ultimately deeply rewarding one.
Give a Dog a Home are seeking a rare and special type of fosterer, one who knows dogs and respects their needs, who either has no dogs at present, or alternatively has one other older, bigger dog who can wisely show her the way by taking no nonsense. This fosterer will in turn guide our little Lizzie (12kg) through adolescence, spaying, learning how to be a good adult and eventually be integrated into a home where she can spend the rest of her life.
If you, or you know anyone who may be suitable for fostering Lizzie please contact at Lynnegadah@gmail.com.