I have been fostering dogs for about 8-9 years now and the satisfaction I receive when I am able to find a good home for my foster is amazing! For people who say they could never foster cause they'd "keep them all", I challenge you! I would rather I suffer a little sadness at bonding with an animal and then seeing it adopted by a great family than know by me doing nothing, that dog could die. The reward of seeing a dog that would not be alive if not for you, thriving in a loving home is priceless.
Meet Abby! She is one of our amazing fosters. Abby loves animals and their loyalty and unconditional love. She wants to put an end to the pet overpopulation and make sure every animal is well cared for and is in a loving home. She wants to follow in her moms footsteps and run a rescue group when she is older to help Homeless animals. We are so thankful to have Abby and her mom Vicki as part of our group.
Paige Whitton specializes in providing the get away car for many of our Mutts. She loves to bust them out for their freedom ride to a new life. She has a true passion for dogs and her loyalty to every dog she pulls is unwavering. She has rescued pregnant moms with large litters of puppies as well as single dogs needing a new start. We appreciate her love of rescue and are happy she is a part of our group.
What can we say about Laurie McDaniel? LOTS! She is an angel to every mutt she saves and she saves many! She is a super busy lady but finds time to rescue and spoil rotten each one of her rescues. She absolutely loves what she does and we appreciate her dependability as a foster mom and love her passion for the mutts!
Lisa Concir and her family have been fabulous fosters for puppies as well as a pregnant and nursing moms. Countless hours of time spent loving, nurturing, and medicating these babies has proven to be a strength for her and We appreciate her attention to each foster she has making sure they get the best care and ultimately the best home. Thanks for all you and your sweet family do!
Veronica Swift! Fostering is a family affair. Zeke loves to play and give lots of love to every foster that comes to his home. We are doing our small part in helping these sweet fur babies find good homes with some simple training and most importantly making sure they feel loved. Every foster our family has cared for holds a special place in our hearts. We will keep fostering these sweet babies till every one of them finds their special home.
Amanda Hayes! I foster these babies because my Bree was only hours away from her death. She was lucky, she had someone looking out for her; Gina Evans! Bree is my kiddo & my world. I do this because I want to give the gift of unconditional love to someone else. That's what they are! It hurts to let them go but I've given someone else a chance to feel that love. They still have love & loyalty; after being dumped or given up. This is why I foster.
"Working rescue for close to 10 years has been a roller coaster of emotions however the feeling of giving life and love to a hopeless soul is the reason to continue our daily plight. "
Kylie Evans: Being the daughter of a dog crazed woman who runs this rescue, I have had the opportunity to be very involved and have had many memorable experiences. My mom inspires me each and every day to be selfless and to be the best person I can be, especially through rescue. Growing up in rescue, I have seen the damage our world can inflict on these sweet souls. These loyal companions just want to be loved unconditionally as they will do the same in return. Fostering means that there is one less orphan which makes this world a better place and I wouldn't be who I am today without the experience.
Susan Phillips: Susan has been a huge help to our rescue in the last year. She has had some difficult cases that others would not commit the time too. Dogs aren't born perfect. They need us for guidance and to teach them how we want them to behave. Susan has fostered countless puppies as well. Thank you Susan!
Diane and Darren Ponte: We foster because we love these animals and they give us so much joy everyday. It's fulfilling and tremoundously rewarding. It's difficult to do, but, with so many animals in need, if we don't, who will. They are just like children in that they don't have a voice and I feel we need to be their voice and protect them.
Tonya Mathews! For the past two years I have been following several rescue groups and shelters on FB. I could not believe the number of homeless dogs. Even though I have two rescues of my own from Cypress Lucky Mutts, I wanted to help in some way. Recently, I started volunteering with Melrose Park Abandoned Dogs. It is a known dumping ground for dogs. We do weekly feedings and get vet care for dogs in need. Our ultimate goal is to find foster homes for all the dogs we come across. This is where I met Piper! She was living near the parking lot of the park and desperately trying to go with anyone who would take her. She needed some TLC and I couldn't leave her. I decided at that moment I would start fostering. She's so grateful and happy! Cypress Lucky Mutt took her into their program. I know I can't save them all but I'm starting with her!
Windham family! I followed Lucky Mutt on facebook for months until one night a precious face popped up and I immediately sent my application in to foster. We have loved being a part of Lucky Mutt ever since. Our two year old lab is amazing with our fosters and you will find Jess taking care of puppies, helping give vacinations and interviewing families to make sure they will be a good fit! Everyone asks us how we let puppies go and how hard it would be to not adopt them all, but we know without foster families we couldn't be a part of saving as many puppies as we do. There is nothing better than getting pictures from our foster pups new families and seeing how happy they are!
Hi I'm Shannon Thalji! I've loved animals ever since I was a little girl and have always wanted to help them in whatever way I could and wanted to be a voice for them. Over the past 11 years, I have found and fostered dozens of dogs and the joy it brings me is unlike anything else. I have seen first hand from the 6 dogs that I have, all are strays, that even though some people had given up on them....when given a second chance they return my love ten fold. And this is why fostering has become such a special passion of mine. I want to give as many animals as possible, a second chance for their forever home. Fostering is saving a life and is good for my soul
Ashley Narramore! I foster because of Dean. Dean saved my life when I was at a terrible time in my life when dealing with unforgettable struggles. I had a chance to work at a shelter for 2 weeks and couldn't keep my eyes off this 9 week old super hyper puppy who just enjoyed me playing with him everyday. He needed me as much as I needed him and I knew it. I soon after graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Texas State University. As he grew, I grew as a stronger individual. From my experience at the shelter, I decided I really enjoyed working with dogs. I now work at Cypress Fairhaven Animal Hospital and wouldn't trade it for the world. I've learned a lot about rescues and their same love I experience too. Seeing so many dogs in need is only a small sacrifice for a lifetime of happiness for a canine. And that's why I foster!