Our How to Borrow a Dog series focuses on ways that dog lovers can keep dogs around even if they can’t commit to owning one (or another one) at the time. In this fourth installment, we will discuss one of the most rewarding and impactful ways to keep a dog in your life: becoming a foster pet parent for rescue dogs.
Animal rescues remove dogs from shelters and place them with foster parents for short-term care until a permanent home can be found. Foster dog parents are a very important part of the rescue system as most rescues don’t have a large facility of their own to house dogs. As a foster dog parent, you will provide the loving care and shelter, but the importance of the dog’s time with you goes way beyond that. You truly become the dog’s ambassador. Whether you are living in a pet-friendly apartment, have kids, or own other pets, you can become a foster.