30 Mar '12, 8pm

Fostering dogs: Short-term canine companionship

Fostering dogs: Short-term canine companionship

AWW: Do you want a cute dog? Provide a foster home for dogs from your local animal shelter. (Photo: solentx /Flickr) 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 a 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, S.C., 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 recommends looking up your local animal shelters to see if they have fostering programs. Watkins-Farrington has been working with the...

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