BENEFITS OF FOSTERING PETS
There is no doubt that these “love bugs” enrich our lives. They add to our health and well-being with their loving and generous natures. There are extra benefits that come with fostering these homeless animals.
BENEFITS FOR PETS
By fostering one of these animals, they can benefit substantially through greater opportunities for socialization with people and other pets, as well as have more room for exploration and discovery in a home environment. Also, they have greater chances for exhibiting normal behaviors that are difficult to attain in a shelter environment. The dedicated one-on-one time a foster parent spends with the animal can eliminate undesirable behavior, broadening the possibilities of being adopted into a forever home with a loving family. These animals thrive on the stimulation and interactions living in a home can bring. Even special needs animals benefit tremendously because they are receiving so much more than their food, shelter, and medical treatments.
BENEFITS FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND FAMILIES
One consideration to be made before fostering is the time commitment. The animal may need to be house-trained, leash-trained, taught basic commands, have frequent vet visits, or have other special needs. If you’re willing and able to invest the time, then you will reap the rewards. Families who have lost a loved one can benefit tremendously by fostering. It is simply amazing to witness a fearful shelter animal transform into a thriving, loving family member. When you have given everything you have to give to the pet, they graduate to a forever home, and you can start the process all over again with another shelter animal, saving another life. The sense of accomplishment is deeply heart-felt. Fostering these animals causes you to recognize what really matters in life, put problems into perspective, and learn how to handle stress. It’s a win-win situation!
When your pet has reached the Rainbow Bridge, Agee’s Pet Crematorium can assist you and your loved ones in honoring their memory. Call us at (504) 362-3311 or visit our website at www.ageespetcrematorium.com to learn more.