Real PPAR Foster Parents. Real PPAR Foster Stories.

PPAR Foster, Susan writes:

“Eavesdropping got the us into fostering, over-hearing a conversation about an emergency rescue of a large number of dogs from a kill shelter and our teenager asking, “How can we help?”

We picked Lulu up from the shelter in July of 2013 and never looked back. We have had nine fosters since then and each one has shown us the same thing over and over again: that they can get their joy back. All dogs seem to retreat into themselves to survive a bad time. But with freedom, acceptance, peace and comfort, all seem to find their inner puppy and decide it is o.k. to let their guard down and be happy. Some take longer than others but it seems like the turning point in the dog coincides with the time they are adopted. Seems people are attracted to joyful dogs!

It is so rewarding to watch the ribs disappear, sores fade and tails begin to wag, rowdy playing start and watch dogs that have seen few grassy areas explore woods and chase squirrels. All foster families realize that we get far more back than we give. That is why we keep on saying, ‘Yes, I will take another!'”