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Five Reasons Why You Should Foster a Rescue Dog

Fostering provides life-changing experiences for rescue dogs in need. But, in return it is also an enriching and rewarding experience for the foster parent.

Fostering dogs gives a temporary space for dogs awaiting their forever home. While it is temporary, you take on the responsibility to provide them with all the love and support that they need.

Have you been considering fostering a dog? Here are our top reasons to foster a pup in need.

1. Helps the Rescue Dog Find Their Forever Home

Fostering dogs provides an array of benefits to rescue dogs including the chance to learn how to socialize and navigate a household setting. Unfortunately, some rescue’s past has left them fearful and anxious. You can help them heal and build confidence by providing them with a safe and supportive environment with plenty of needed resources. Fostering a dog provides them with contact with humans and fellow canine friends that can help them to gain trust in others and important social skills. This valuable experience helps foster dogs get adopted faster and find their forever homes.

2. Prevents Overcrowding in Shelters

Fostering a dog gets them out of the shelter and into a loving home. With 3.1 million dogs entering U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year, it’s important to get more and more rescues into loving homes. It also helps make space in the shelter for new rescues coming in each day. When you decide to foster, you choose to help a dog in need.

3. It’s The Best Practice Being a Dog Parent

If you are interested in rescuing a dog one day, fostering is a great way to experience what it’s like to be a dog parent. You get to experience all the different aspects of dog ownership from daily walks to getting to the groomer. Then when you decide to rescue a pup of your own, you will be fully prepared for whatever comes your way.

4. It’s Fun!

Overall, fostering a dog is an enjoyable experience. Dogs are a great addition to people’s lives and can even improve your mood!

You’ll have the chance to save a life, but you’ll also have the opportunity to get to know

your foster pup and all of their charming quirks. You’ll get all the best parts of owning a dog including playing in the park and daily snuggles. You might even get to meet your new best friend.

5. It’s Free!

Paws of LA Rescue takes care of all food, supplies, vet care and training expenses for your foster pup while they await for their forever home. All you need to do is provide a temporary loving home to a pup in need.


Have you been considering becoming a foster parent? Consider filling out an application with Paws of L.A. Rescue or donating to our cause to save a life.


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