Fostering a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By temporarily taking an animal in need into your home you’re:
- freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another pet.
- giving your foster pet the time he/she needs to be ready for adoption.
- allowing the pet time and space to recover from a treatable injury or illness.
- helping the shelter learn more about the pet so he/she can end up in the best home possible.
- socializing the pet to a home environment and possibly getting him/her used to being around other pets and different types of people.
- potentially helping your owned pets stay socialized.
- ultimately improving the outcome for the pet and likelihood of finding the best home possible.