Seeing as the title character of Sylvia is herself a dog rescued out of the park and given a home, we wanted to give everyone a little more information about what a fantastic and rewarding thing adopting or fostering an animal can be. We have partnered with Big Fluffy Dog Rescue to help raise awareness for this cause and recently sat down with one of their valued volunteers, Drusilla carter, to provide a little more information on the valuable role animal foster parents play.
Can you explain your role with BFDR to us?
I am a foster human with BFDR – basically, I provide a temporary home for dogs in the rescue so they can escape the pound and have a stable environment while they wait to be adopted. I also help out at events, drive dogs where they need to go, and make occasional road trips to pick up donations of things like crates and food.
How long have you been fostering animals?
What are the challenges to it?
What are the benefits?
Why would you encourage others to foster?
If you love animals and have some patience, fostering is a wonderful experience. The other fosters for BFDR are amazing, too. We have a really strong volunteer community so there is always someone to vent to when your foster puppy eats a shoe and to help you celebrate when a dog learns to play. It’s one of the best things about fostering for BFDR.
What should people know when considering pet adoption?
Are there any favorite fosters you’ve had?
Can you tell us a little about your dog Asher?
How many animals have you had at once?
If someone wanted to help but is unable to adopt or foster what can they still do?