Blind dog once used as target practice now brings comfort to others as therapy dog

Blind dog once used as target practice now brings comfort to others as therapy dog

From left to right: Maggie, Mishka, Leia (Kasey Carlin's current foster dog) and Millie enjoy their second chance at happiness after rough starts in life.“Nobody wanted Maggie, and now she’s got half a million people that would take her in an instant if I offered her up because she’s a good dog,” she said.

Woman shares hilarious adoption website for 'hellion' foster dog Hank

Woman shares hilarious adoption website for 'hellion' foster dog Hank

Courtesy Christine ClauderThe last pet in Clauder's family, a cat named Dorito, enjoys dogs but Hank has a hard time understanding that the cat isn't always in the mood to play.

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey, posted on Facebook about two-year-old Prancer, saying she’d tried to make the dog sound ‘palatable’, but ‘the problem is, he’s just not.’.

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.

Dog helps owner care for foster kittens with cuddles and playtime

Dog helps owner care for foster kittens with cuddles and playtime

What a good girl (Picture: Jam Press)Kona, an eight-year-old dachshund mix, has helped her owner care for dozens of foster kittens.Asa was fostering her first kitten the day she brought Kona home and at first, she wasn’t sure how the dog would get on with the baby cats.

Daycare system in Kochi for pets gets a thumbs up from owners

Daycare system in Kochi for pets gets a thumbs up from owners

Six-month-old Retro jumps on to Kumkuma Sara Jacob and Arjun Guru as they walk into the home of musicians Neha Nair and Yakzan Gary Pereira.That’s when a group of youngsters including Arjun, Kumkuma and Liz came up with the idea of offering foster care for pets.

Dog left for dead after being run over finds forever home

Dog left for dead after being run over finds forever home

Boris was nursed back to good health before being fostered (Picture: Caters)‘He has some issues with his spine from being run over so the charity paid for physiotherapy in Romania before he came back.

Teacher rescued almost 200 doomed stray dogs and gave them second chance

Teacher rescued almost 200 doomed stray dogs and gave them second chance

Many dogs who Caitie cares for are seriously ill and suffering with infection (Pictures: Caitie Evers/) Caitie taught herself many of the basic skills she needs to care for sick dogs at home (Pictures: Caitie Evers/)Caitie’s journey as a foster owner for dogs was kickstarted by chance when she was in her sophomore year at college and a part-time volunteer at a local animal rescue centre.

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets, the broadcast cut to 28 dogs and two kittens and their fosters filling virtual courtside seats, with an announcement that they were all “100% adoptable and 100% adorable” and a link to learn more about adopting them.

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I had long wanted to be a dog foster parent but, as I was only ever home for a few days at a time (sleep off jet lag, wash clothes, go again), it was not the right environment for a pet – even for a borrowed one.

Dog found wandering the streets with matted fur is learning to trust again

Dog found wandering the streets with matted fur is learning to trust again

She’s now in a foster home (Picture: Mayhew)Dora has now been placed in foster care with Sue, a member of Mayhew’s reception team who can help to keep Dora feeling comfortable while also guiding her through house-training and grooming, all at the dog’s pace to prevent her becoming overwhelmed.

In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

Photograph: Tom Hawking One and a half years on, we have fostered some 30 cats: a cavalcade of kittens, two nursing mothers with their babies, two separate cats named Pebbles, a couple of senior catizens, and a strange beast by the name of Cami who liked to lick my head every night, without fail, at 3am.

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.

Dog becomes foster dad to kittens waiting to find forever homes

Dog becomes foster dad to kittens waiting to find forever homes

Raylan has helped care for more than 60 cats and kittens (Picture: @raylan_the_dog/Caters News Agency)‘I have no idea why Raylan loves kittens,’ says Laura, from Toronto, Canada.

How fostered, adopted pets can thrive during coronavirus outbreak

How fostered, adopted pets can thrive during coronavirus outbreak

“They’re at a period of time in their life when their little brains are just soaking up everything around them," said Queen, "so the more that they can be exposed to when they’re puppies, in a really positive way, the better they will react to those things in the future.”.

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Tina loves Sherio too (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)Sheryl explains to : ‘He is almost three, I adopted him when he was a year old.It took a while for Sherio to be adopted (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)The latest pet to come into the Smith home was a little kitten who they named Tina Tolley.

Dog thrown over bridge to die - Romania crisis as pets abandoned during lockdown

Dog thrown over bridge to die - Romania crisis as pets abandoned during lockdown

A dog was thrown over a bridge into a river to drown in Romania during the coronavirus lockdown (Image: PAWS2RESCUE) The terrified pet was saved by Paws2Rescue after being cruelly abandoned by her owner (Image: PAWS2RESCUE)The dog, now called Esther, is in a foster home and will be put up for adoption.

Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Amid an avalanche of bad news, Ms Simeon's story and thousands like it across the country are prompting smiles as suddenly isolated people rush to care for animals, easing a burden on shelters and providing homes - even if just temporarily - for homeless dogs, cats and other pets.

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