Fostering a dog can save a life!Besides the very rewarding part about fostering a dog, there is a real consequence that happens once you become a foster parent. It cuts down on the boarding bills that we would have spent on that dog you are fostering so that we can rescue another dog. Your foster home equals another dog getting to live! You also get to be a part of the journey for that particular dog you are fostering, help with their rehabilitation process, get to know them more so that we can better match them up to an adopter. A good reliable ongoing foster home is so incredibly valuable. Here is some good advice from one of our experienced foster parents! As Forrest Gump says "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get". That is how I feel about fostering. Fostering is not for everybody and that's OK. Expect to be inconvenienced. Your dog relies on you for everything and they require effort on your part. They are not self reliant and they do not come knowing all the rules of your household. Expect to housetrain. Expect to put in some work with obedience training. Manage the environment so your dog will succeed. Your dog does not know he is not supposed to drink your soda that you set down on a coffee table and he does not know the difference between his toys and your Prada shoes (that's a joke, I don't own any Prada shoes, but they get the point). If he makes a mistake, it's your fault for not managing the environment and not properly supervising until your dog is reliable. You will get back tenfold what you give.