Adopting dogs into permanent homes is the ultimate goal for shelters & rescue groups, but fostering is another, equally important step in the adoption process. Dog fosters are those often unsung, frequently short-term volunteers who provide love, food & shelter for rescued animals awaiting a permanent home.
Without dog fosters many adoptions would never be possible. Sadly, no-kill shelters are the exception, not the rule & far too many dogs are euthanized simply because there is nowhere to house them; fostering offers a much needed reprieve. Furthermore, many dogs, those that are too stressed or those in need of recuperative care or training don’t fare well in a shelter environment, making it difficult to appeal to would-be adopters.