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Is Fostering Right For Me?


Why Foster?

Compact Canine Rescue is a foster-based rescue group–we do not have a shelter. The only way we can save dogs is by temporarily placing them in our volunteers’ homes until a family permanently adopts them. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the obvious value of helping a pet in need. For some, it is a chance to have a companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try a new companion for an existing pet. Foster care is critical to our rescue efforts: the more homes we have, the more dogs we can save. Tears are often shed when a foster pet finally finds a home of their own, but it is worth knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.

So, Change a Life, Save a Life, & Become a Foster Today!


There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love,
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.

I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold,
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend,
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.

And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.

First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go,
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss,
Along came a new family, they even have kids!

They took me to their home, forever to stay,
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear,
No matter how far, you will always be near.

And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on,
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day,
You never really give your fosters away.

You gave me these thoughts to remember you by,
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time,
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

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