One of the greatest needs for animal rescue groups is temporary foster homes. Many groups don’t have a shelter and rely on their network of foster homes to care for the animal until it finds its forever home. Organizations that do have shelters frequently need foster homes for very young kittens or puppies and special needs animals or when their shelter is full. Click here for a previous story on becoming a foster pet parent.
From time to time I will feature pets in the metro Atlanta area that need a foster home. One of the current “foster dog” needs is London from Furkids. Here is more about London from the Furkids Facebook page:
“Hi I am London - a dashing happy three-year-old Standard Schnauzer/Terrier mix. I'm 40 pounds of shaggy black and gray fur with a big heart! I love people and dearly want to go everywhere with them.
Life's been a challenge despite my young age. I was found as a stray and several veterinarians believe a car most likely hit me in my earlier days. No bones broken, luckily, but my injuries left me with less strength, stability and stamina than I would like.
Just like so many other wonderful pups, I'm high on life and understand my limits. I get around pretty well and if I feel unsteady on my feet sometimes, I just sit down politely. And I know better than to try navigating stairs. I'm not uncomfortable or worried about that. In fact, I'm really excited these days.
The wonderful folks at SmallDog Rescue tell me that many quiet, very gentle, compassionate homes (without cats, please) - offering lots of fun and TLC, too - are out there just waiting for a special friend like me. I'll be a great companion to share snuggling, TV nights and relaxing days.
London would love to get adopted, but a foster home would be great too! Preferably one level (or blocked off stairs), other gentle dogs is fine, and older kids that won't knock him over accidentally. London can walk and get around without help, but everyone just has to be gentle and patient with him.”
Click here for more information about fostering for Furkids.
Click here to see all of the dogs available for adoption from Furkids.