Fostering is the most rewarding experience you will have with an animal, apart from adopting, and it can not only positively change the lives of the animals that you care for short term, it will make more time, space and resources available to other animals still in the care of your local shelter or rescue. However, there are some major pitfalls that should be considered before your home signs up to be a foster family. Below are our top ten reasons why you should not foster:
REASON NUMBER 1
Your reputation for being a crazy animal lover will be amplified.
REASON NUMBER 2
You’ll learn so much your brain will hurt.
REASON NUMBER 3
Finding an excuse to quit will be impossible.
REASON NUMBER 4
You’ll have so many “Is this real life?”
moments, you’ll start to question your sanity.
REASON NUMBER 5
You’ll lose sleep.
REASON NUMBER 6
It will ruin future endeavors for you.
REASON NUMBER 7
People will flock.
REASON NUMBER 8
You will become a mess-cleaning master.
REASON NUMBER 9
You’ll learn that too much smiling and laughing
can actually be a bad thing.
REASON NUMBER 10
Say goodbye to valuable phone storage.
Learn more about fostering animals in San Diego here.