Was just surfing around Craigslist (yes I relaly do work sometimes ) and stupid me went to the "pet" section. I know my coworkers could here me ohhhing and ahhing over th eprecious pups and grown dogs who's pics were posted for adoption.
Anyway one of the local shelters had about 15 posts showing different animals for adoptions saying that they were in dire need of people to adopt these animals, their shelter is full and many of them will be put down if not adopted. Well I have two dogs and two kids and not really any time for any additional "family" members at the moment. However, the boys and I will be wanting a new pup in the near future (the lab is old) but not right this minute.
So I emailed the shelter, told them I could not commit to adopting a pup as a "forever" home but would be happy to foster any dog that gets along with other dogs and children if would keep it from being put down.
Has anyone here ever fostered a dog? I think it would be really great to give a dog a better temporary home than those cold cages or concrete floors in the shelters....I think it puts the animal in a better state of mind when being adopted to a "forever home" ...thoughts? experiences?