One of the best things about having a furry pet in the house is feeling like you have a best friend. See, pets can be unbelievably loyal and loving when treated right. Surely you’ve seen the hashtag #AdoptDon’tShop somewhere. Some people also say that adopting is better than buying pets from sketchy sources. Perhaps you’ve thought of getting a furry buddy, but you’re still not ready for the huge commitment. Here’s a fun idea for you! Why not try fostering pets in your home?
The responsibilities of being a foster parent vary depending on the set-up. You can be a committed foster parent who works with an organization, constantly taking in and turning over the pets to their adoptive furrents. Some of these shelters, specifically those with a bigger budget who can sponsor most of the necessities such as food and medical expenses.
On the other hand, you can be a volunteer who simply loves to foster from time to time. Maybe you help an organization prepare the pets in their permanent homes, or maybe you pick up abandoned pets on the road and take care of them for the time being. Either way, volunteering usually means that you’re willing and able to financially support the pets should you need to.
Fostering is admirable and rewarding. Surely! it’s the best thing about having a furry pet, even more so if your pet-obsessed-self can’t get enough of their cute little faces. Here are 6 reasons for you to start fostering (or at least support those who do) right now!
You put a loving, energetic, and nurturing energy in your home.
You give the happy life these pets deserve AND free space in the shelter so they can keep saving more!
You’ll be giving your pet new friends. Talk about multiplying cuteness!
You help them get ready for their dream life: a forever home with adoptive parents that love them as much as you do.
Cliché but true — they also save you. Savor that bond. Pets have nothing but unconditional love for you.
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