It all began one cool fall day in October, we had been volunteering with the pound since the beginning of summer, and while we had considered the idea of fostering, we hadn’t given it much thought because we just didn’t think we were ready to take that step
Everything changed on October 15th, 2014. Every Wednesday we go and volunteer a few hours at the dog pound, walking, cleaning, and just in general helping out and giving the dogs there some extra love and attention. We arrived and the first thing we saw was this tiny pup in the first cage, it was love at first sight for me, and later my siblings who were with me said the same thing; there she sat, tiny and adorable, completely sad and lonely looking. All through our normal job there she was in our minds, when it came time to clean her cage we were more than happy to get her out and interact with her, as soon as I picked her up, she started giving me kisses. We looked at each other and were like, “She’s coming home with us!”, we couldn’t say no to that adorable face.
While by far not our first experience with dogs, it was our first time caring for one in our own home, so it was quite the adventure for everyone. Amazingly, Roxie as we decided to name her, was house trained even at her young age, sweet as can be, playful, and bold. Roxie lived life to the fullest and spent every moment awake looking for another adventure, she kept us on our toes, brought smiles to our faces, and some extra laughter and love to our hearts. She stayed only a week before being adopted by a great family, but that experience left a lasting impact; we discovered that we were actually ready and able to foster. Now, three years later and many lives saved, I am just so thankful we took a chance and said, “yes”.
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Follow along as I share my endless adventures as a foster for my local county dog shelter. I get fosters in on a regular basis, so sit back and enjoy as I share many cute puppy photos and stories of the broken and scarred being restored and healed. Fostering is both rewarding and fulfilling, heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is truly an experience like no other.