Why Foster

Why foster?

Foster families are the foundation of our rescue. We do not have a shelter and we rely on fosters to open up their hearts and homes. The more foster families we have, the more dogs we are able to rescue.

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Benefits to the dogs

Many of our dogs started their lives abandoned, neglected, or ill.  Fostering gives rescued animals a second chance at life and teaches them what it is to be in a safe and loving home.

Foster dogs:

  • Get a second chance at life
  • Learn what it is to be loved
  • Learn how to live with a family
  • Learn how to trust
  • Get positive human interactions
  • Learn new behaviours and tricks while waiting for adoption

Benefits to you

Fosters open their homes to rescued animals and teach them what it’s like to live in a family environment.

Foster parents:

  • Save animals lives
  • Enjoy the company of the dogs
  • Prepare rescued animals for their forever homes
  • Feel the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of animals
  • Learn how to train different types and breeds of dogs
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Other benefits to your family, kids, dogs, etc. 

Fostering can also benefit your whole family!

  • family members learn compassion, patience, and responsibility
  • family members learn how to care for others
  • resident dogs get companionship
  • resident dogs can improve their skills—foster dogs can provide a distraction when training
  • If your family is considering adopting a dog, you get to save lives while you find the perfect fit
  • If your family is unable to own a dog (financial reasons, potential change in living situation, etc.), fostering is perfect way to enjoy the rewards of having a dog, without the commitment of ownership.

For more information about fostering, visit our How Fostering Works page, or email foster@manitobamutts.org.

 

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