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Why not foster a dog like Bumble Bee (who’s at Found Chicago)? Each week this month we’ve shared stories of fostering pets and tips for becoming a foster parent in honor of our Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program. (Read our past posts here.) Want to foster a pet for the holidays? Find a participating organization near you. …

Fostering can be one of the most rewarding ways to help a pet in need. (Photo: Thinkstock.com) Last month we asked you to send us your stories about fostering pets. The e-mails flooded in. Some of you foster on a regular basis, like Kim S. who has fostered over 50 dogs and cats. Others of you have responded when shelters …

Why not foster a lonely pet like Sweetie for the holidays? It’s time for our second annual Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays campaign, a program to help get pets out of shelters and into foster homes for the holidays — and hopefully adopted! Learn more about how it all started here. Fostering a pet is a great way …

Faylene is available for adoption at the MRFRS in Salisbury, Mass. I encourage everyone I know to foster — even if they’re dead set on adopting. Not only does fostering provide an invaluable service to rescue groups and the shelters who depend on them (not to mention the pets themselves), it’s a great way to learn about your own needs …

Black cats are hard to find homes for. So are pairs of cats. Also, adolescent cats. What happens when all three of those are combined? You get some very long-time fosters. Friends of Homeless Animals in Hawthorne, NJ (where I found my special-needs cat, Gretel), has been fostering best friends Teddy, a 15-month-old black male, and Duffy, an 18-month-old male …

In its new cover story, “21 Ways to Serve America,” TIME magazine has one suggestion we’re all for: fostering a pet! The magazine notes that, with 1.2 million homes in foreclosure, pets, just like people, are being displaced in record numbers. What you can do: Sign up to house and care for a pet until its owner finds a residence …