18 Facts About Fostering Animals That Will Make You Want To Head To The Shelter

30 Jun 2015 Animals
18 Facts About Fostering Animals That Will Make You Want To Head To The Shelter

Adopting an animal into your home is a big decision. There are tons of factors that go into figuring out whether a fluffy friend is the right fit for your family, but there's one way you can test the waters and help keep cuties from overcrowding shelters.

You're literally saving lives, keeping the animals off of euthanasia lists.

You're literally saving lives, keeping the animals off of euthanasia lists.

And making room for more animals in need.

And making room for more animals in need.

Most shelters will cover any medical and even food costs for the duration of your foster.

Most shelters will cover any medical and even food costs for the duration of your foster.

The commitment is totally flexible, anything from a few days to a few months.

The commitment is totally flexible, anything from a few days to a few months.

The pets will feel more confident and on top of the world.

The pets will feel more confident and on top of the world.

They learn to socialize with humans and other pets.

They learn to socialize with humans and other pets.

You learn about their personality, which helps the shelter find a good fit.

You learn about their personality, which helps the shelter find a good fit.

You can teach them cool tricks to impress their future family.

You can teach them cool tricks to impress their future family.

They have less anxiety and will transition easier to a forever home.

They have less anxiety and will transition easier to a forever home.

Two words: free cuddles.

Two words: free cuddles.

You can help more animals over time, instead of one animal through adoption.

You can help more animals over time, instead of one animal through adoption.

You'll get to make all your friends jealous on Instagram.

You'll get to make all your friends jealous on Instagram.

They'll keep you endlessly entertained.

They'll keep you endlessly entertained.

Your home will be filled with more love.

Your home will be filled with more love.

It's a big step up from talking to your inanimate objects.

It's a big step up from talking to your inanimate objects.

You become part of a community with other foster parents.

You become part of a community with other foster parents.

You might decide to keep the cutie!

You might decide to keep the cutie!

And even if you don't, there's still always a happy ending.

And even if you don't, there's still always a happy ending.
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