TOP 018: Why You Should Become A Foster Parent for Pets

Fostering pets is a great way to help animals in need, and in this week’s episode I’m also going to explain how it can help you and your family as well. There are a number of reasons why pet shelters and rescue organizations may be looking for foster families. While some people may think these animals need special care or have a behavior issue, that’s not always the case.

The overpopulation of pets is a growing epidemic, and shelters don’t always have room for all the homeless pets in their area. By fostering, you’re opening your home and your heart to an animal in need, and you’ll also be keeping a spot open in your local shelter for another homeless animal. That’s right; if you shelter a pet it will actually help two animals!

In this week’s episode I explain all the benefits of sheltering an animal and give you some great resources for learning about foster programs in your area. It’s easier than you may think to get started, and you can usually work around your schedule. Whether you want to foster for a few weeks or long term, you’ll be able to find a program in your area that needs your help.

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