Photo: My foster Poodle Alvin gets a dramatic makeover

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One of the best things about being a foster parent is seeing the transformation that takes place from the time a pet enters your home to the time he leaves. Right now I’m watching just this type of change in my current foster dog, Alvin. While he has yet to find his forever home, the ways this little toy Poodle has come alive in the past few weeks are amazing … he’s a truly different dog.

But don’t take my word for it, check out his story in pictures:

Alvin was matted, covered in who knows what and terrified the first night with us.


Bath time!


Bath time was tough, but cuddle time with Tobes made it better.


Time for a shave and a haircut.


Finally able to see, the smile emerges.


And those itches finally got scratched.


New Alvin is pleased to meet you.
UPDATE: Alvin’s been ADOPTED!


Fostering a pet in need can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Alvin is just one of many fosters whom I’ve been lucky to help go through this process — and I am incredibly thankful for the experience.

Alvin is available for adoption through Waggytail Rescue in New York City. (See Alvin’s Petfinder profile.)

Do you have an amazing rescue transformation story or pictures to share? Tell us!

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