|Barked: Wed Nov 8, '06 10:20am PST |
|I had my first foster experience about a month ago. . . I picked up a starving stray alongside I-40, took him home, and fostered him for two weeks. I was able to place him with the same rescue society where I got Holly -- they paid for his vet bills, made him a website, put him on Petfinder, and gave him a spot at their adoption events. He got a new home his first weekend out.
I knew that I couldn't keep him, but it was still hard to give him up -- both Holly and I had gotten really attached to him in the time he was with us. Worse yet -- his new parents returned him a few weeks later. They said that their other dog was taking advantage of his submissiveness and beating him up. I felt AWFUL. But he got readopted the next day, and everything seems to be working out well in his second new home.
I talked with several foster parents during that time and they said that the thing that keeps them going is thinking of all the dogs they're able to help by fostering -- much more than they'd be able to help if they just adopted every dog that came through.
You helped Daisy so much by taking her in, loving her, and finding her a good home. She could have easily starved or gotten really sick in the woods on her own. I don't know if you'll ever stop missing her, but know that you did the absolute best thing you could do for her -- you saved her life.
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