1. Corgi Kisses! Do we really need to list anymore?
2. Corgi Kisses! Okay, that about covers it.
3. Unconditional love for a dog who’s never known any. Often, the dogs are saved from bad situations where they never felt the love and caring they deserve. As a foster, you can show them what that’s like.
4. It’s fun! Every pet has their own personality. When you foster, you get to see them transform into the pet they always should have been.
5. A temporary playmate for your resident animal. Many foster homes already have pets who really enjoy fostering, too. They get a new playmate (who doesn’t stay forever) and they also help teach the foster how to be a “normal” pet.
6. Having a companion without a long-term commitment. Some foster homes are petless, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the company of a dog every once in awhile. Foster homes with no other pets are a huge asset to rescues. It allows them to be able to take in dogs who aren’t good with other animals. Then the foster home can have one-on-one time with that dog and hopefully help him/her overcome their anti-dog issues. Or at least be able to assess what type of home s/he would best be fitted for.
7. A way to help without spending money. Most rescues will pay for all medical bills including flea/tick and heartworm preventative. While fostering for a 501(c)3 rescue, any money spent on the foster may be tax deductible.
8. Provide a great lesson in compassion, nurturing and generosity to children. Fostering is a family responsibility; everyone gets involved. This is an excellent way to help child learn the responsibility of taking care of a pet. And it makes everyone feel good about helping save the life of an innocent animal.
9. To see the “updates” from your foster’s furever family. It is extremely rewarding to hear from adoptive families and see their family photos with the dog you fostered. It is hard when they get adopted and move away, but the joyful reward of another family finding their furever furkid is more than enough.
The world is not always kind to dogs, but YOU can be!
Corgi Connection of Kansas is currently seeking new foster homes. There is never a shortage of Corgis in need of saving. Requirements for fostering include a vet reference, photos of home, yard and fencing. Work schedule is also taken into consideration when approving a foster home.
If you are within a reasonable driving distance from Junction City, Kansas and would like more information about fostering, please email Jeanette DeMars at firstname.lastname@example.org.