Saturday, January 30, 2010

Why I love fostering....

One of the best parts of being a pet foster parent is hearing back from the new owners after the pets are adopted, and learning how well they're doing.  It reminds me why I do this.  Thanks to some previous adopters for sharing your stories!

"I just wanted to check in and let you know how Cooper (Rowdy) is doing. He is doing wonderful, he loves to play with his brother Toby and they go non-stop, but when he crashes.....he crashes and there is no moving him. He loves our Select Comfort bed...he is a 50. He really adjusted well and never seemed scared or uneasy about being here, he loves the grass in the yard...but not on hot days, he likes it cool."

"We love this dog! He has immediately become the baby in our family. Thank you very much for helping make this happen. We have renamed him Sherman. He and our beagle, Sadie, get along fine. Also so you know he got a clean bill of health from our vet at North Main Animal Hospital. Lisa wanted me to attach some pictures for you so there should be an attachment. Thank you once again,"

"Here are some pics of Puffin. She has really settled in at our house. Just wanted you to see how well she is doing."

"I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know that your Bear is doing so great! I apologize for not sending this until tonight. I have to say how impressed I am with his obedience. He did have a couple accidents the first night, which was expected, but we now know his signal - he goes to the door, sits down and just stares at it (really cute). He knows how to sit and lay. He enjoys sleeping under my bed when he has had enough play time and needs a nap. I was also astonished that he doesn't mind going into his crate at night and when I go to work. When we got our other dog 3 years ago, I recall him crying, crying, crying for about a week straight when we put him in his crate for bedtime. So I owe you a big THANK YOU for potty and crate training him so well."

I thought now is a very appropriate time for this reminder of why I love fostering, in light of some recent happenings at my house.  I'll share all about it soon. 


hero said...

That is very inspiring... you have done a great job.

Licks, hero

MurphyK said...

This one about Bear made me cry Laurie....You do a great job with these animals and don't let anyone tell you differently.

Hansel said...

Our official thank you note:

Thank you so much for all the purrs and prayers for our little hansel. It means the world to us- and we truly believe that with everyone in the cb - it's how we got through all of this. We don't know what we'd do without everyone! Hansel is doing very well - walking around, but we did have to put his cone on- as he thinks he should eat his sutures. He is eating, taking meds, drinking, using the litter box, everything is fantastic!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

-mom bean,
and the whole gang!

Bobby said...

Hi thank you for dropping by, they all look really
nice furbodys. I have to agree, to know you get great homes makes it all worth while, and the ones who keep in touch with updates, that is really good.
Grumpy Bobby

T said...

Bless you for being an equal opportunity foster and looking after cats and doggies! I foster kitties but RARELY hear back from the people who have adopted my guys. Still, if feel like i am prepping them for adoption so it's a good feeling :)

James Freund said...

Hi, I work for Select Comfort in customer service. I enjoyed reading about your foster “kids”. If you’d care to join us at facebook we’d love it if you’d post some pictures of the dogs and cats. We also have a website where our bed owners share their stories, and we invite you to do the same.

Jim Freund

Select Comfort
Customer Service
I’m a 40!