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CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Fostering a Dog

 

 Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet

 

   If you cannot dedicate between 8 & 16 years to owning a dog but would still like to interact with one, perhaps fostering a dog is the alternative.

   Many dogs find the shelter atmosphere far too stressful and will begin to act out or refuse food. In that case, shelters reach out to volunteers to keep a dog in their home until he or she is adopted.

   Rescue groups are always looking for individuals that can help a dog transition to a forever home. This is another alternative to dedicating yourself for a dog’s entire lifespan.

   Fostering means that you are committed to taking your temporary family member to a veterinarian, feeding him nutritious food, and spending quality time with him. Usually, if funding is available, the shelter or rescue will pay for all his needs.

   SugarFostering is a wonderful way for a family to help a dog in need. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent to a needy dog please contact me. You will become a part of a wonderful group of people that are truly making a difference.

   Our first fall Call of the Wild Adventure class will meet at Martin’s Lake in Gloucester City at 11 AM on Saturday, September 26. Each class is $20 per class, per dog. Rescue groups that have registered by calling 856.981.8957 can take the class at no charge. Residents of GloucesterCity are asked for a donation, only. There are 4 classes.

Pictured: Sugar, a female Chihuahua. Sugar is available for adoption through the Cumberland County Humane Society.

 

Wado udohiyu (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson

Owner, Brother of the Wolf, LLC

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