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Gayle and Barkley
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Foster to Adopt? Our fave opp!

Our little lamb Barkley has moved from his medical foster home to his new (possibly permanent) foster home. Yay! For those wondering if fostering before adoption is a possibility, absolutely! We actually prefer this route to adoption. It’s a great experience for the dogs and the adopters all around.
Kennedy
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Kennedy's Next Steps

We'd love to share an update on Kennedy. As you may remember, this beautiful boy was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis of the spine a few months ago. He's now in foster care and receiving additional evaluations, laser treatments, and drug therapies.
Ossa
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Sam and Ossa: Both Sides of the Foster Story

To promote our push for fosters, we are sharing some stories from our fosters throughout the years. They all have unique and wonderful experiences – some short-term, some long-term and, yes, some permanent. The Brewsters have had a very unique experience in fostering: They fostered one dog (Sam) to the point of adoption, then took in another dog (Breeze) who was really down on his luck. They cared for him and nursed him from rescue, through the trials and triumphs of overcoming (and almost losing) a broken leg, to making the decision to add him to their family.
Hannah
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Hannah 2.0: New and Improved

Just a little over a year ago, Hannah spent her days, pacing nonstop in her kennel, unable to look at or trust anyone. You may remember the story of how we finally "caught" her and, slowly but surely, began working with her. She had heartworm (or so we thought at the time; the records were incorrect) and needed to go to foster care for treatment, so Pam and Bonnie took her in, in January and began integrating her into their pack. By February, she was already showing improvement.
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Chad: Learning to Trust

Over the past year, Kevin and Elisa Schwutke have been a "dogsend" to the group. They have fostered three dogs (Pebbles, Casper and Mr. Wiggles) to adoption and are currently fostering one of our more "difficult" cases named Chad. This is Chad's third foster home. Although he did well with the others, he has some fear issues (especially around men) that needed to be addressed directly and overcome before he can move on to a permanent home. It's been a long road, but he is finally learning to trust.
You Call It Foster Failure, I Call It A Three Time Adoption Success
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Confessions of a Foster Failure

To promote our push for fosters, we will be sharing some stories from our fosters throughout the years. They all have unique and wonderful experiences - some short-term, some long-term and, yes, some permanent. It is only fitting that we kick it off with one of our favorite stories over the years. Three times, Jennifer Roose came to rescue to foster and, yes, three time she allegedly "failed." But what a beautiful way to fail.