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If you would like to foster a dog for Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi please send me an email at luckydogrescueblog@gmail.com for Foster Application!

What is fostering?
Fostering a rescue dog is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do, because you will truly save a life. Basically, a foster family takes a dog into their home until the dog’s forever (adoptive) family can be found. The rescue group provides the food & vet care--you just provide the love. Rescue dogs need one-on-one attention & socialization, as most of them have never received proper care. Foster homes are essential in providing this special love for a dog when he or she needs it most.

How long does a dog need a foster home?
The length of stay in a foster home varies. It depends on how long it takes to find the right forever home for the dog. Some dogs will only be with their foster family for a couple of days; some may be there for weeks or a couple of months. However, it is the goal of the rescue group to place each dog with the perfect forever family as quickly as possible. If at some point the dog can no longer stay in the foster home for whatever reason, the rescue will make every effort to find another foster home for the dog.

Why should I foster a dog?
Rescue groups desperately need foster homes in order to continue to save dogs in need. Any dog taken in by a rescue group must have a place to go until the dog can be adopted. Rescue shelters are over-crowded, which means foster homes are needed when shelter space isn’t available. In addition, the foster homes provide much-needed socialization for dogs who need special one-on-one attention & love.

Why is the need for foster homes so urgent?
If you have ever considered fostering a dog, now is the time. Please don’t wait for "some day" in the future that will never come. Dogs are put-to-sleep in shelters every single day, because there are not enough foster homes to get them to safety. THE NEED IS URGENT. THE TIME IS NOW. Most dogs cannot wait until you have a bigger house or more land. They do not care how much space you have. They need love. They need shelter. They need hope. Please, save a life. They are waiting for you, & they do not have much time. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY. FOSTER!!!!!!

I am the bridge,
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.

I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.

For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.

I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
when your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.

I will let you go—not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever--
A new dog needs me now.