Features July 2017 Issue

Creating a Great Dog Foster Home

Following his surrender to and weeks-long stay in a shelter, Buffet’s first foster person nursed him through a severe case of kennel cough and then started trying to build his weight and strength.

Creating a Great Dog Foster Home

It starts with a focus on the dog’s health and emotional needs before “correcting” his behavior.

Foster or rehabilitation caregivers not only nurse dogs back to health if they are ill and give dogs temporary shelter before they are adopted out, but also are responsible for bolstering their emotional state and mental well being. Setting up a dog for success is a big challenge but should be the goal for foster caregivers.

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