By Cris Carl, Networx
If you want to have some canine energy in your life, but can’t or don’t want to permanently adopt a dog, you might consider fostering a dog. The energy and unconditional love a dog can provide tends to help many people feel greater sense of happiness and calm. Plus, for many of us, dogs are just plain fun. When you foster a dog, you don’t have to commit to keeping the dog forever, and you’re doing an act of kindness.
Robin Watkins-Farrington, of Rock Hill, South Carolina has been fostering dogs for over a year. “The dog gets to get out of the shelter and the best part is then they don’t get euthanized,” said Watkins-Farrington. She explained that if you are looking to foster dogs, to look up your local animal shelters and see if they have a program. Watkins-Farrington has been working with the York County Animal Shelter in York, SC. “I love fostering dogs. I know I’m saving animals. I can’t save them all, but I can save one or two at a time,” she said.
If you’re looking for a community project for your company, helping a local shelter to place dogs could be just the morale booster that your workplace needs. An inspiring story: The Chicago plumbing service Bishop Plumbing has taken on finding foster homes for dogs as a “company mission.” Bishop Plumbing informs its clients about opportunities to foster dogs, and some of the company’s employees have provided foster homes for the dogs.