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Rescuing a Dog and Becoming a Foster Parent

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Rescuing a Dog and Becoming a Foster Parent

By Stephanie Grossnickle I had never heard of dog “rescue”. We had dogs all of our lives — some came from shelters, others from breeders. So when my daughter told me she wanted to “rescue” a dog, I wasn’t sure just what she meant. Searching Petfinder, becoming familiar with local rescue groups, attending adoptathons, reading […]

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Christmas Lifesaving

Today Furry Friends Network’s amazing foster parents Lynn Briner, Stephanie Grossnickle and The Beard Family stepped up to foster a Black Lab mom and her thirteen, 7-week old babies living in very bad conditions. The vet indicated the puppies would not have made it through the weekend. We want to thank the rescue angels for […]

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Realities of Fostering

Foster families have many responsibilities. We clean off weeks if not years of neglect and dirt. We take care of the physical needs of our charges and make right what others have allowed to go wrong. But underlying all of those issues, and superseding them, is our responsibility to know the temperament of our foster […]

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