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Why Foster Homes are So Important


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Fostering an animal can be an incredibly rewarding experience. If you want a dog or a cat, but you can’t make a long-term commitment just yet, fostering is a great option to consider. You’ll get the experience of being a pet parent and the satisfaction of knowing you helped save the life of an animal in need. Below are five ways an animal may benefit from a foster home: 1. More socialization: A foster home allows for lots of family […]

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The Use of Isolation in a Shelter Setting


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For any shelter, rescue group or foster home, an isolation setup is very important. It is true that the dog or cat put into isolation may feel upset and a bit stressed due to the lack of social contact, but disease control is so important that a small amount of stress is worth it. Ideally, a shelter would have two isolation set-ups. The first would be for ill animals. This area needs strict guidelines for hygiene, kennels that are easy […]

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Providing a Foster Home: Part Two


What makes the perfect foster home? The ideal foster home may not exist, but if it does, it would be a pet savvy person with no pets or a perfectly sociable dog and/or cat. The no-pet home is perfect for a dog or cat with animal fear or aggression issues. The foster pet can settle in, bond with the person and then gradually be exposed to socialized animals. It is also a person who can hand that animal over to […]

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Providing a Foster Home: Part One


Providing a foster home for a pet in need can be a wonderful experience for you and the animal. Fostering frees up space in a crowded shelter or facility so you’re actually helping two animals – the one you take home and the one who now has a safe space. Fostering also allows a shelter or group to assist animals with special needs that can’t be accommodated in a regular facility. Fostering might be a good option if you aren’t […]

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