Have you thought you may want a dog, but haven’t been sure you have the right lifestyle? Perhaps you like the company, but can’t make the commitment. Or, maybe you have a dog, and are wondering if you want two. There is still a way to be-friend a dog, and you could help save it’s life.
Help a dog find a forever home in Charleston by fostering a dog for a temporary period of time. While in the care of a foster home, abused or abandoned dogs can receive training, get socialized and gain a sense of how to better adapt.
While a permanent owner is sought, a foster parent enables dogs to find solace.
Making the lifelong commitment to dog ownership might not be a viable option for everyone living in an apartment in Charleston, so fostering fills a gap for many. Foster parents will be involved in daily needs, may assist with behavior modifications, and work with a trainer to make the dog more adoptable. They may even get involved in medical care, such as taking the dog to vet visits.
A foster dog owner's goal is to make the dog more adoptable for a prospective owner. Foster dog owners increase their dog's chances of finding that forever placement by attending adoption shows where the general public can see the dog, interact with it and ask questions.
Learn more about fostering a dog by contacting a local animal shelter, breed rescue group or humane society.
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