Save a Dog’s Life in Clifton Park
Have you ever thought about giving a dog in need a temporary home until a permanent one can be found? Fostering a dog (or cat) is just that. It can mean the difference between life and death when space at Clifton Park area shelters and rescues is scarce.
Becoming a foster pet parent requires a special commitment which includes providing love, care and a routine for a specified amount of time or until the pet is adopted.
During the time you provide foster care you are expected to offer your canine charge with a stable routine, which includes a regular feeding schedule and training. Quality dog obedience training in and around Clifton Park is as easy as a quick email or phone call to Albany Off Leash K9 Training! (include link and phone number)
Here are some reasons why a dog would require foster care:
- A local rescue group may not have a physical shelter or may be completely full
- Shelters can be stressful environments and, for some dogs, can result in uncharacteristic behaviors, such as aggression, anxiety or depression
- A foster home can help a sad or anxious dog a place to decompress, recuperate and help them learn to trust again
- A foster home teaches a dog social skills and trust better preparing them to make a smoother adjustment into a permanent forever home
- Foster home offer previously homeless pets a safe place to convalesce after surgery, illness or injury
- Shelters run out of room and without foster care programs would have to turn more dogs and cats away
When you foster a dog in or near Clifton Park you free up spots at Clifton Park animals shelters and rescues, offering pets a temporary place to feel safe and cared for until they find a forever home.
For me, a fostering lifestyle taught me how to give and receive unconditional love even though I knew I’d have to one day say good-bye. So if you’re the kind of person who easily forms attachments and has trouble letting go you may want to explore other ways to care for pets that aren’t yours, such as volunteering at a local shelter or rescue.
Here is a list of some animal shelters and dog and cat rescues in or near Clifton Park. Call for more information about fostering or volunteering in other ways.
Pet Smart in Clifton Park 518- 348-0624; Heaven Sent Animal Rescue in Schenectady 518-522-0668; Homeward Bound Dog Rescue in Schenectady 518-424-1738; Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands 518-434-8128; Animal Protective Foundation in Glenville 518-374-3944; Saratoga County Animal Shelter 518-885-4113.
For me, a fostering lifestyle taught me how to give and receive unconditional love even though I knew I’d have to one day say good-bye. So if you’re the kind of person who easily forms attachments and has trouble letting go you may want to explore other ways to care for homeless dogs and cats, such as volunteering at a local Clifton Park shelter or rescue.