The call comes, “Would you foster this dog?”

They come to me broken in body…and often in spirit.
While waiting, I bring out the beds, crates, toys, and car seats…each time remembering those who used them before.
Everything gets deep cleaned, and then I wait for the transport volunteer to bring me the new little being.
My heart is open, and I know that my love will be a big part of this journey to make them whole.

I am a French Bulldog Village Foster Volunteer!

I have chosen to be involved with this part of rescue, because I believe that I can make a difference in this way, taking the damaged and making them whole…then sending them off to their new homes and their new lives.
Often I am asked, ”how can you pour so much of yourself into a dog and then…let them go?” My answer is easy; they go to their new homes to be the star, the focus and by letting them go I am then able to help another and another.

Is it easy to pour through the applications knowing that one of these will open the door for my foster to leave? No, it isn’t, but I guide myself by thinking of all we have accomplished together and all they will have with a forever family going forward. For them it is a win, and they are what matters; the focus is on them!

With their departure, I add to my extended family and now have the photos, the Christmas cards, and the updates to enjoy…to be able to share in their lives even though from afar. For me it is enough.

The things now packed away, I wait for the next call, “Would you foster this dog???” Of course! And the cycle begins again…a new foster to make whole and send out into the world!

I am blessed to be a French Bulldog Village Foster Volunteer!

Some quotes from our amazing foster homes:

“Goodbye is the goal. It’s hard to let them go but it makes room for another to be saved.”

—“I have a belief that dogs have a journey and a purpose on earth to try to find the good and help fix the broken and enlighten us. I feel a foster’s journey crosses my path because I have something to learn or hope that needs to be spread or a void that their love eases. Sometimes it’s a mutual need. When it’s time for them to move on it’s because they must do good somewhere else where they are needed.”

“I foster to give a dog a chance at the good life. I’m just part of the journey they’re on. It’s my job to help them get to the happily ever after. It’s hard to say goodbye but knowing how loved they will be makes it easier.”

“For me, it is about helping the dog to heal physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. It gives me such pride and satisfaction. Some of these dogs have special needs that I can’t provide permanently such as only dog home, stay at home parents, etc. There have been several that have tugged at my heart and I thought I’d never find a good enough home for them but I always do.”

“I foster because it’s such a wonderful feeling when you help a dog find their confidence and see their personality shine…and to be able to send them off to a family that is so excited to continue the journey with them.”

“I ♥️ fostering. It is so fulfilling. It is amazing to see the transformation and watch these little guys get healthy. I love all my adoptive families, we all stay in contact and I love getting updates. Saving these dogs from a bad situation is one of the best things you can do, letting them go isn’t easy, but so rewarding.

We can’t help these dogs without YOUR help…won’t you please donate to help the Village!!!!