I Foster Dogs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 15 People

    First Time Fostering

    My boy Zeus was a rescue, I got him when he was 8 mos old he was my BFF and constant companion until 12/11/12.The day I had to make the hardest decision of my life and let him go.Vet suspected he had a brain tumor cause of seizures and change in his attitude months after the...
    1st1Sullivan 1st1Sullivan
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    I've done this for about 9 months now,

    but it feels a lot longer. I remember my family's first foster Seamus, was adopted two days after we met him. Half my sibs cried a bit. I guess we just got attached to the idea that this was "our" dog. But our second foster, Marley was with us for a month, and when she got...
    Wolfblaze9917 Wolfblaze9917
    16-17, F
    Mar 28

    I Foster Dogs

    My last foster dog went to her new home last week.  She arrived abused and neglected, traumatized.  She'd been kept so confined that she had almost no muscle.  She would tip over when she tried to make a turn.  If you took hold of her collar, she would throw...
    naughtydogcafe naughtydogcafe
    46-50
    1 Response Aug 14, 2008

    Does Anyone Else Get Like This

    I fostered dogs for a few years from the shelter down the road from where I used to live. We always ended up taking the ones who needed a lot of help ie were being sent with us to die, caught distemper, were aggressive etc etc. I get SO ANGRY when I hear people boasting about...
    brunette2blondie2005 brunette2blondie2005
    18-21
    Sep 25, 2012

    New Here-my Story

    I got into fostering because our Siberian Husky. We got him as a puppy and he developed seizures at 10 months old. We tried all kinds of meds and increased doses and the seizures just seemed to get worse. We had to make the difficult decision to help him cross the bridge at 22...
    mgklly mgklly
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009
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