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We foster…because we want to help the animals that so desperately need to find their forever homes. It’s an incredible feeling to know you’ve been a part of helping to save a dog and to connect them with family who will love and care for them forever.

– Mike Knowlton

We foster because it is such a great feeling to help save an animal from certain doom. HFG is a great organization that makes fostering as easy and rewarding as possible. We enjoy our little visitors, and love knowing we’re saving lives…

-Janie L. Feldman, Psy.D

We foster because it is rewarding to know that each puppy we foster will eventually get a forever home which they greatly deserve.  Every time we foster, we know that another little life has been saved.

– Doris & George Ockle

Fostering gives me much more than I give back. Looking after these innocent puppies, after what they’ve been through, is an honor and a pleasure. The smiles they provide are second only to the feelings I have when they are placed in their forever homes for a lifetime of companionship.

– Colleen Hylson-Smith

Besides allowing more dogs to be saved, I love to watch each foster’s unique personality unfold over just a few days – transforming from a nervous entrant to a funny, confident, loving and smart pup – and knowing that I made that possible!  It’s also great socialization for my own 2 dogs.

– Nedra Plonski

Why I foster? I foster to get a dog out of horrific conditions. Hoping the dog has a chance to love & be loved.

– Donna Dash

We foster because it’s very rewarding to know you are able to make a difference in saving a dog’s life.   Sure we are sad to see them go, but there is always another one waiting for a 2nd chance.

– Gale Mellusi

I foster because the love I get from these adorable puppies is so much more than I give!! Fostering has helped my teens develop confidence, responsibility, compassion, and an opportunity to experience a true meaning of giving….We are saving lives!!!

– Kathy Sosnowski