It all started last year when my youngest went away to college and my husband went to London for a business trip. For the first time in 20+ years, I found myself alone. I had been following K-9 Angels on Facebook for a while but never contacted anyone about fostering. That week they posted a picture of a yellow lab named Buttercup that needed a foster. Since I already had two labs, I thought this would be a great foster for us. I fostered Buttercup and we ended up fostering her for almost 3 months while she went through heart worm treatment. When she finally found her forever home, I was devastated. I loved her so much and it was hard to let her go.
|Our first foster Buttercup|
The same day Buttercup was adopted, we picked up Hershey a chocolate lab puppy and so the cycle began. The first foster was the hardest to let go and I do miss them all but every dog we foster is a dog saved from certain death.
Most of the dogs (we mostly foster puppies) are malnourished and usually get sick (mostly with kennel cough). I have really enjoyed watching the puppies grow and gain weight under my care. I usually add bone broth to every dogs food, sometimes I add egg yolks (from my farmer Yonder Way Farm), liver and coconut oil to their grain-free dog food.
We even fostered a now Paleo famous pup named Scout! If you follow Liz Wolfe from Real Food Liz, you may know that she adopted a rescue dog she named Scout. That was our foster puppy!
|Scout with her new mom's book!|
|Scout and Liz|
We have now fostered 23 dogs and even have adopted one of our fosters-Julian.
|Our foster fail-now apart of our family- Julian|
If you are reading this in August of 2014 and would like to donate to my walk fundraiser for K-9 Angels, it would be most appreciated. All money my team collects goes to K-9 Angels so they can continue saving lives.
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