Some of you may know, that in addition to having 4 of our own pets (2 entertaining cats and 2 energetic puppies), we are also lucky enough to be a foster home for Furbabies Furever Homes.
Being a foster for these puppies and dogs is rewarding, fun, and sometimes a little heartbreaking. So far, we have been fortunate enough to foster Bella - a chocolate lab cross, Blossom and her sister Sunshine - terrier crosses, we had these 3 and my 7 month old pup all at the same time! Wowza! We were soooo busy, but it couldn't have been more fun. 😊 All 3 were adopted close together, yay... but we missed them. So, when we were asked to take Puddles, we of course said yes! Puddles is Sunshine and Blossoms brother and he had been returned to Furbabies Furever Homes 3 times total. Puddles didn't seem to mind a bit, as he was able to meet so many people, cats, and dogs before he was finally adopted to his perfect family! We were so happy for Puddles, my son was proud of him for finding his home at the adoption days at Wag's and Wiggles Pet Store in Wainwright, Alberta.
Next, we fostered Mia, a Lab/Shepherd cross, we foster failed with Mia and are happy that she is now part of our family! We took a little break from fostering to let our family adjust to a second dog.
We recently started again, whoop whoop!
We had a sweet little 9 week old terrier cross puppy, named Lonnie, she was unbelievably cute and was adopted quite quickly of course, almost before we had a chance to fall head over heels in love with her.. almost. We now have Zeus Jr. or Zeusy as we like to call him, he is a terrier cross and happens to be Lonnie's older brother! Zeusy might stay with us a bit longer, as he hasn't had much contact with people so he is fairly shy, but you can easily tell that once he lets himself get to know and trust some kind, patient people, that he will prove be one of the most wonderful, sweet dogs. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt Zeusy will have a great friend ❤ and until that family finds him, we will happily keep showing him that humans can be kind.
If you are considering fostering dogs, cats, rabbits or any other creatures for your local animal rescue go for it! Here are a few that are in or near Lloydminster. Furbabies Furever Homes (Lloydminster), Lend a Paw (Maidstone, SK.), and the Lloydminster S.P.C.A. If you are unable to foster animals, then maybe consider volunteering in another way, or just spread the word.
I will admit, I am heartbroken every time one of these pups gets adopted, saying goodbye sucks.
However, it is impossible for any of us to adopt them all, and unfortunately these animals NEED our help, and seeing the updates of how well loved and how great these dogs become makes it worth it all...
My 6 year old sons tells his all his friends about how happy he is to foster and that we are their in-between home, he handles it better then I ever thought was possible. So as long as we are able to, we will foster and I will keep telling people all about it, because it matters.