Posts in category "Foster Opportunities"

A First-Time Dog Foster's Story of Love, Letting Go and the Questions In Between

A First-Time Dog Foster's Story of Love, Letting Go and the Questions In Between
Fosters are the life’s blood of animal rescue. If you are one of the many animal lovers out there who are ‘foster curious’ but have hesitated…never the right time…not really sure you are cut out for it…this honest account of a foster’s first pup may encourage you to take that next step. “Having been a volunteer... Read more »

A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts

A Dog Foster's Open Letter to Open Hearts
When rescue friend, Candice, recently commented that her dog fostering experience has made her wonder why anyone would not do it, I was anxious to hear more. Everything about her honest and heartwarming answer touched me as I hope it will you. Maybe she will even inspire you to team up with a rescue near you to give... Read more »

Now is a Perfect Time to Save A Life: Foster Homes in Great Need for Homeless Animals All Over Chicago Region

Now is a Perfect Time to Save A Life: Foster Homes in Great Need for Homeless Animals All Over Chicago Region
It is not a cliché, you really do save two lives when you foster (or adopt): the animal who makes it safely out of the shelter system and the animal who is able to fill the space created as they leave. Rescue organizations, which are largely volunteer networks of foster homes (some may have additional... Read more »
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Considering Becoming a Dog Foster? Be Sure to Research Your Rescue and Consider These Questions

Considering Becoming a Dog Foster? Be Sure to Research Your Rescue and Consider These Questions
Foster care providers are THE life’s blood of animal rescue. Open admission shelters, who constantly have to manage space and resources while never knowing what will come through their doors on any given day, rely heavily on rescue organizations to get animals to safety and into adoptive homes. These rescue organizations are largely volunteer-led and donor-supported... Read more »

Featured Rescue Dog LUCY: She Loves Her Veterinarian But...

Featured Rescue Dog LUCY: She Loves Her Veterinarian But...
A dog in love with their veterinarian? Absolutely! And she’s got a groovy kind of love for rest of the staff at Deer Run Animal Hospital in Northwest Indiana, too. She ought to, she’s been living with them for six months now! But let’s be honest, life in a veterinarian’s office isn’t exactly most pup’s... Read more »

This Frightened Dog Refused to Leave Her Couch Until Her Guardian Angel Showed Up

This Frightened Dog Refused to Leave Her Couch Until Her Guardian Angel Showed Up
Dr. Jokela, at Deer Run Animal Hospital in Schererville, IN, was not looking to take in another rescue dog, particularly with Lucy still needing a home. But then again…well, just look at her: I’m hoping we can all band together and help her out. Peace for Pits would love to take Serena into their care... Read more »
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Safe Humane Chicago Seeks Urgent Placement for Court Case Dog as Chicago Animal Control Nears Capacity

Safe Humane Chicago Seeks Urgent Placement for Court Case Dog as Chicago Animal Control Nears Capacity
Seriously, look at that sweet face. If you have ever considered getting involved with the good people at Safe Humane Chicago to help save the life of a Court Case Dog, Chloe would love it if you decided that now is the time. Chloe was recently discovered by Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido, tied to... Read more »

Adopting a Pet? Six Reasons to Check Out Pets in Foster Homes

Foster homes provide an essential service in the animal rescue system, but they also present a dilemma…you won’t see their animals if you drop by your local shelter or rescue-supporting pet store. In order to see them, you have to call ahead to make an appointment. Here are six important reasons you should make the extra... Read more »

Rescue Roundup for Remember Me Thursday: These Pups and Cats Can Use a Little Love

Rescue Roundup for Remember Me Thursday: These Pups and Cats Can Use a Little Love
It’s Remember Me Thursday, a global day of remembrance for the millions of animals who have died in animal shelters. Each year, 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters in the U.S. alone, according to the ASPCA. While those numbers are staggering, for many people they remain fairly abstract. They were for me,... Read more »
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Somewhere an Angel is Weeping over Fruitloops and Cocoa Puffs

The angel in question would be the departed soul of the person who left two cats behind, because I have to believe they would have done things MUCH differently if they had known what would befall these two once they lost their home. Readers may recall the story of Cocoa Puffs, who entered DuPage Animal... Read more »