I thought it would be good to get all your stories on your fostering experience in one place!
I think it will pose as a great way to entice more people into this wacky and amazing team
We are all a friendly bunch, and we support each other as much as we can where possible.
All of us here at Four Paws are like family, and I'm sure those who fundraise and visit us at our shows etc (equally as important
) would love to hear some of our funny fostering stories!
I shant take away the thunder from the rest of kempy12 posting, As I am still a part of the Kempy12 team!
We have seen over 50 pooches come through our doors since we started fostering in 2011 (with a rather gorgeous little bunch of puppies). We have cared for dogs of all shapes/sizes/ages since then! Considering we originally said we would only take smaller dogs...we ended up fostering a dalmation, a husky, a basset hound etc! I can honestly say I would have loved to have kept the majority of dogs we have looked after. Though can you imagine the squeeze in our house if we had kept all 50!?
It is all worth it when you meet their forever families, and even better when you get updates on their progress
Mr Alvin the Basset hound (a personal fave of mine) Is a constant at our paws 4 tea events, and I LOVE seeing him everytime! I remember his whale like bark, that made Lowri jump out of her skin like it was yesterday
We have many funny stories...from sock stealers to escape artists! We wont be forgetting the time Bee tunneled herself into the next door neightbours garden, and jaser went along with her! It was the longest half hour of my life trying to get the pair back under the fence!
One of the best parts of fostering in our opinion, is updating everyone on their progress, showing people the dog they are becoming. It makes us proud to put into words just how a dog can change in our care. We and all wait on the edge of our seats to see if someone writes back to say how wonderful they are/are doing. (we already know this of course, but it is soo rewarding to see that others feel that way too)
Some of the dogs that have left this house, have broken my heart. But I would never change my time with them for the world
You know there will be another needy soul, who needs that extra basket in your house. We need to teach them they can be loved again, we do it to unbreak their little hearts, and bring them out to be the dogs they were always ment to be
That is how we keep going, they need us, they cant find their forever homes on their own!
I will stop now, but please do add to the thread