Petfinder is asking you to “Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays”

Petfinder.com has launched its second annual “Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays” program. Animal lovers are being asked to consider fostering homeless pets – from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. The pets can spend the holidays in a warm and loving home, a welcome respite from the shelter kennels.

And more shelter volunteers and employees might have a little more time at home as well.

Visit Petfinder.com/fosteralonelypet for details and for participating rescue groups.

“The benefits of fostering go beyond just giving an adoptable pet a warm place to stay for a few weeks,” said Betsy Banks Saul, the co-founder of Petfinder.com through a press release. “It is an opportunity for families to determine if they are ready to permanently open their home to a pet while simultaneously giving shelter volunteers and staff a well-deserved break over the holidays.”

And from the release –

“” Inspired by Greg Kincaid’s book and movie, “A Dog Named Christmas,” Petfinder.com launched the program last year. The movie and book tell the story of a developmentally challenged, kind-hearted young man who sets out to convince his family — and their whole rural community — to participate in a local animal shelter’s inaugural “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program.” “”

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2 responses to this post.

  1. What a lovely idea. Almost every pet I’ve every adopted has been an adult, and perhaps if people would try fostering an adult animal, they’d see how wonderful it is to adopt one. Most of the time, people want kittens or pups.

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  2. Posted by KathCA on December 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I wish that renter’s had more rights to have dogs in apartments. I understand their fears, some renter’s aren’t careful or responsible but lots of us are and would just love to adopt a dog permanently. I have two cats and love them dearly, but I’m a “dog person” and miss having one.

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