- If you already have a dog, or two, they can be a great playmate for your existing furry friend(s).
- If you have a dog who isn't the best walking/running buddy for whatever reason, you could foster a dog and have your foster dog be motivation for you to get back into shape. Just imagine yourself walking around the lake with a dog like Max (he's the cutie on the right ... he was rescued by my hero Karen of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, where I came from). There you are walking this cute dog wearing a bright orange bandana that says "Adopt Me" and people are stopping you to pet Max and you have a great story to tell them ... maybe you even help in finding Max a home! And btw, I hear from my Human who met Max earlier this week and just fell in love with him that Max walks like an angel ... in fact, he likes to prance AND he doesn't pull!
- You're single and wanting a way to meet other single men or women ... well, let me tell you pals ... a dog is the quickest way to get people hovering around you and talking to you. We're magnets .... and once you tell a prospective date that you are fostering and helping abandoned, abused and neglected dogs find forever homes .... you will seal the deal. Of course, you take the risk of your prospective date falling in love with your foster dog and not you! Hey, but that's a risk worth taking!
There are a million reasons for you to foster. For my Human I know she thinks she's the lucky one ... well, I have to admit, I think i'm the lucky one. I was abandoned with a litter of 8 pups, had heartworm, survived a gun shot wound, no front teeth because I was scavenging for food and ground my teeth down to my gums, had lymes ... I was not a happy camper. The photo below is my glamour shot from when my Human first met me back in October, 2008 up at Red Lake Rosie's :)
Well ... look at me now (and thanks to Photographers Guild for taking this photo!). If my happy face, svelte figure (i'm down from 68 pounds to a solid 56 pounds), and what you could do for one of my friends isn't enough, then I don't know what to say anymore!! :)