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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to foster a dog? How does it all work? How do you give up a dog that you have spent time bringing out of his/her shell, loved, cared for and allowed to creep into your heart? I am here to tell you that it isn’t an easy thing to do. Let me share my experience with you…
In mid-January 2014 I, who have always had cats, volunteered to foster for Puppy Pals Rescue, Inc. Currently, January 1, 2015, I am on my seventh foster. I have fostered from a 4 month old, 6 pound Chiweenie (Chihuahua/Daschund mix) to a 7 year old, 13 pound Miniature Poodle. All have come from different backgrounds, some owner surrender, some from animal shelters and some from puppy mills and hoarding situations. I have had a foster for as little as 2 weeks to as long as 2 months.
It is a challenge to bring some of the more timid, frightened, nervous dogs out of their shells, but when they begin to blossom the joy it brings is beyond measure! Learning about the different breeds, the personalities of each dog, taking them out, socializing them and finding their perfect forever home has been very rewarding!
The Rescue is responsible for spaying/neutering the dog. It makes sure the dog is microchipped, up to date on vaccines and will reimburse for any medical issues that may arise while the dog is in a foster home. Dog food is quite often provided as well as a leash, collar and harness. If I know I am going to be out of town or take a trip then I don’t take a foster or if something unexpected comes up someone in the Rescue will take the dog for the time I will be gone.
This is a win, win situation! Finding that forever home and taking the dog there is hard. A piece of me goes with each dog I adopt to someone, but the joy of watching how happy the dog is and how well they connect almost immediately with the adopter is indescribable. Sure I miss each little pup and think about them frequently, but then I remember that my job is to help rescue a dog that needs help and know that the next foster is there when I am ready.
I would like to encourage anyone reading this who is a dog lover to consider fostering with Puppy Pals Rescue, Inc. We get calls almost daily from people who are unable to keep their dogs and don’t want them to go to shelters. They beg us to take their dog and find them a good forever home. We have to turn down many due to a shortage in foster homes. Please consider opening your heart and home to a little dog as a foster. You won’t be sorry. Look through this website - check us out and if you decide to foster fill out an application. You won’t regret it!

Puppy Pals Rescue Inc. is based in Dayton, Ohio and we work with other groups & shelters in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

We are a small group of friends who all volunteer their personal time and work hard to make an impact on the life of a dog in need. We are experienced with small, long-haired breeds with special focus on Yorkshire Terriers.

Our volunteers foster out of their homes and we raise funds for our foster friends with handcrafted doggie items and homebaked doggie treats. We do area craft fairs and festivals and also sell through eBay. We also get funds from donations from our supporters.

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