Written by: Bess, Pawmetto Lifeline foster parent
We are a foster family because I want to teach my son by example that it’s important to give on a daily basis, not just once a year or just on days we can write a check. Fostering is a way to contribute and really make a direct difference in a life (or two) – we don’t have to settle for being a drop in the bucket.
We currently are fostering Pickles, a 10-year-old shepherd mix. He came to us a little uncertain about strangers but he’s made terrific progress. We have lots of family and friends around and he is learning that strangers don’t have to mean danger. He’s hilarious – when he gets excited he barks and little tufts of fur shoot out like dandelion fluff and he has a great “supper dance.” He’s a major snuggler and is a very quiet, low-energy fellow. He’s learning to enjoy rides in the car and graciously tolerates our very spoiled, jealous other dog. He’s such a sweetie –I can see the gratitude and peace in those big eyes.
I sleep just a little better at night knowing that we are freeing up a spot in the rescue system for another life.