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This season, many homeless dogs will be rescued from shelters and begin to happily settle into their furever homes. Unfortunately, still many others will be waiting for new families.
Certain shelter dogs are rescued more quickly than others, because they (and their breed, age, and appearance) are viewed as more favorable than other dogs’.
Bernie (above) is a friendly Pit who is eager to please and loves to learn.
Foster Dogs NYC, a New York-based non-profit, wanted to help these oft-overlooked dogs, so they recently launched Operation Foster Bound, which focuses on these dogs specifically.
Bear (above) is a handsome Chow mix who hails from the South. This Southern gentleman is a real snuggler and hopes to meet his new family soon!
As the program’s founder, Sarah Brasky, pointed out, one of the most crucial steps in dogs finding their furever homes is moving them into a temporary foster home. The dogs become more prepared for adoption by being exposed to more socialization and the routine of a household, plus there is the added benefit that a dog being fostered has created more room at the shelter for another homeless dog.
Ariel (above) is described as a free-spirited Shepherd/Pit mix who’s great with kids.
The financial costs of fostering a dog can deter otherwise eager foster parents. Operation Foster Bound is tackling this problem head-on by having Foster Dogs NYC provide transport, food, training assistance, and any other supplies to these foster homes. By making the fostering process more human-friendly, Operation Foster Bound hopes that more people will be interested in helping these lovable, deserving dogs.
Regina (above), a sweet, smart Pit mix, weighs in at only 35 lbs, but that doesn’t mean she loves any less.
Other organizations are also reaching out with support: PetSafe has donated equipment like leashes and collars; DEN Dog Beds has vowed to donate one big dog bed to each of the dog’s in the program; and Adopt-a-Doodle will render a custom illustration of each eligible pup.
Rey (above) is a playful Pit puppy who would make the perfect running (and snuggling) buddy.
If you can’t foster a pup but still want to pitch in, you can do so by donating here.
If Travis (above) finds a home, he’ll smile even bigger than he already is.
Also, make sure to follow Foster Dogs NYC on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about their organization and how YOU can help save dogs’ lives.
Featured image via Petfinder