Fostering is about saving a life. It is about second chances. Fostering is about bringing a dog into your home and caring for it until it’s forever home can be found. It is about opening your door, your home, your arms and, yes, your heart to a dog in need. A dog in need of love, patience, affection and understanding.
It is about taking a broken soul and mending it so that it is prepared to move on to a loving forever home without fear and with the ability to trust again. When that forever home has been found, it is about saying goodbye knowing in your heart that you have saved a life. This is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.
And then, you anxiously wait to meet your next foster and fall in love all over again. This is fostering.
-Kim S., TLC foster mom & adoption counselor