We tried to foster a dog and failed. How did we fail? We kept him. The point of fostering is to give the animal a temporary home. Get to know him, take care of him, and then find the perfect home that fits his personality. Well, it only took about 3 hours for us to fall in love with Franklin and forget our purpose as fosters!
Meet Our Foster Failure Franklin
I had been begging to foster a dog for over a year. Every maternal instinct that I have is toward helping animals. I also “like” so many rescue pages on facebook and see their updates about needing fosters that I wanted to help. Fostering is a huge part of the rescue system. If more people fostered, more dogs could be saved.
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Mike finally agreed to let us give it a try. This would mean a third dog in our small house. I signed up right away with the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue. Soon after, I received a call to see if we could foster a senior Boston who was at a shelter. A little old man dog? No problem! Well, long story short, he was adopted before we could get him. Great news for him!
Franklin and his brother were just a cuteness overload. These little guys were abandoned in a home. They both had skin irritation and missing fur due to sleeping on insulation. Their mother was a beagle mix and their father a purebred Boston Terrier. That’s really all the story we knew about them. We got Franklin (#FosterFrank) and his brother was on his way to his forever home, thankfully.
On the way home Franklin placed his tiny paw on my arm and I knew I was a goner. Everyone predicted that we would end up adopting him and that’s exactly what happened.
Franklin’s hashtag has been changed from #FosterFrank to #ForeverFrank and we have zero regrets! 😉
Have you ever been a foster failure?