Category Archives: Foster Pets

Do you need another excuse to foster a homeless pet? Love the idea of fostering but fear the potential costs? How about a tax deduction? You read that correctly. Some of the expenses of fostering a pet for an adoption organization can be deducted as services rendered to a qualified …

The Daily Fetch

Why foster “failures” are a wonderful thing

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Oct 10 , 2013

I love fostering. I find it super rewarding and do it often. I love knowing that my home can be opened up to an animal who needs me. I love knowing that I can get that animal ready for a loving family. I love that I can help. I frequently …

Recently, I went to a class at an animal shelter and I wound up coming home with 2 foster cats. While the seniors have always struck me more than any other age, these two were a special case. Their names are Pye and Kimby, and they have lived together for …

During a visit to my veterinarian for the removal of Bingo’s broken tooth a couple of months ago, she mentioned that she was heading in for surgery on her hand, but she had a sick puppy who needed fostering for a few days. His name was Marco, and he was …

I’ve long known the ups and downs of a litter of foster kittens. It’s largely a trade-off. In the beginning, you lose sleep for the warm satisfaction of knowing those bottles are filling hungry little bellies. Within a couple of weeks, you are losing time (lots and lots of time) …

Like many others,  this is the time of year when I think about all that I am thankful for. A wonderful son, check. An excellent job, check. A new husband that I adore, double check! But, this year it’s not just the normal go around of being thankful for everything …

My Dachshund, Lily, is a social butterfly. She loves everyone she meets. People are great and animals are even better in her mind. I’m convinced it’s actually Lily’s dream to have a kitten of her very own. A few months ago a former co-worker called me and said she found …

Last week we asked our Facebook community to vote on the topic of our next live Q&A — and you wanted to learn more about helping pets during the holidays. So on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 3-4 p.m. ET, Petfinder shelter outreach director Sara Kent will be answering your questions …

Today we’re kicking off our Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program. Each year, we encourage you to help pets in need by taking in a foster pet during the holiday season. (Find out how the program started here.) Check out Fabio in our Foster a Lonely Pet for …

A West Fargo, ND, man and his assistant recently proved themselves strong-armed and soft-hearted by pulling three kittens to safety out of a wasps’ nest. Jim Johnson, who is being hailed as a hero by cat bloggers, talked to Petfinder about his adventure. Jim Johnson holds one of the kittens …

Recently Viewed Pets