Foster Drive at Thrive!

Kelly Ann Doody and her mom with their foster dog Monroe. For reasons we cannot fathom, Monroe had been in the shelter for over four months when we rescued him. He is now thriving in his forever home, safe and loved.

 

Since Thrive Animal Rescue began, we have been blessed by the generosity of the dog loving population who follow us both in and out of the equestrian community. When our organization started we were sort of a niche dog rescue, doing adoption events at the horse shows in and around San Diego. As luck would have it, we have grown and are now a more widely recognized rescue organization. With that recognition comes the opportunity to rescue more dogs, but to do that we need more volunteers.

From the start, one of the keys to our success has been our ability to match the dogs we pull from the shelters, to the right family. Suitability is a critical component when it comes to placing a dog into the right home, and our fosters are what make that work. Opening your home to a foster dog gives them a chance to decompress and gives us an opportunity to assess what sort of home will best suit each particular pet. 

    Thrive foster Dorene Dennis with one of her many successes, Miss Bows.

 

Thrive foster Dorene Dennis with one of her many successes, Miss Bows.

While shelters and rescue facilities would like to house every homeless pet, this is often impractical and impossible due to a lack of resources or space. Dogs that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space can be saved through caring people who are willing to open their home and hearts to a shelter dog in need.

Many homeless dogs grew up in homes where they were well-loved family members. For whatever reason, these dogs find themselves homeless and alone. It is scary and stressful for them to go from a place where they are well loved and surrounded by their family to a place where they are surrounded by strange dogs, people, sights, and sounds. Fostering saves them from the unbearable loneliness and stress of shelter life.

    Two of our littlest fosters, pictured here with Sadie. Sadie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in the Los Angeles area. She is now in a wonderful forever home. Fostering saves lives.

 

Two of our littlest fosters, pictured here with Sadie. Sadie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in the Los Angeles area. She is now in a wonderful forever home. Fostering saves lives.

Foster homes are a great solution for dogs with kennel stress or other special needs. Senior dogs are especially vulnerable to the shelter environment and need a quiet place to age peacefully until the right forever home can be found. If you choose to become a foster provider, you give these dogs a chance at life, and save them from the fate so many others suffer - euthanasia while awaiting a forever home. 

We provide: Food, medical expenses and daycare at Thrive headquarters if needed.

You Provide: A loving environment, a ride to adoption events, conversation with potential adoptive family, and a commitment to keep the dog until a suitable home has been secured. 

The universe provides: Good karma.

If you have questions please ask! 

Contact Cece Bloum 858.229.7942 or email Victoria Hobbs at barbtoe@gmail.com

 

 

Susie Saladino