Updated: May 19, 2022
When most people think about foster care, they think of taking in a dog for a short period until they can be adopted. However, in the world of dog rescue, foster failure is ok.
What is foster failure?
It's when you take in a dog to foster and end up adopting them yourself! This happens more often than you might think, and it's a good thing. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of fostering failure and why it's ok to adopt your fostered pet.
Is It Bad When Fostering Fails?
No! There are several benefits to foster failure. First, it means that the dog has found a forever home. They may have come from a difficult past and needed some extra time and love to adjust, but in the end, they ended up in a loving home where they will be cared for forever. Second, it helps to free up space in shelters and rescue organizations so that they can take in more dogs. When you adopt your fostered pet, it opens up a spot for another dog who needs help. And lastly, it's just plain rewarding! Caring for a dog (or any pet) can be a lot of work, but when you get to see them go from scared and timid to happy and healthy, it's all worth it.
So, if you're thinking about fostering a dog, go for it! And if you end up falling in love with your foster pet and adopting them, don't be afraid to call it a foster failure. It's really not that bad!
If you've been a foster failure tell me in the comments. Don't worry it's happened to me twice.