Fostering feels good!! Read a few of our foster success stories here:
“Fostering with rocket dog rescue has been such an amazing experience for us! We combined our families a year ago, and weren’t sure that we were ready for our own forever animal. Fostering allowed us to experience being a dog owner without the full-time ten to fifteen year commitment! We also got to experience several different amazing breeds and be more sure about what would work for us in our household. And we had lots of fun with amazing gorgeous dogs! Playing at the beach, walks in the woods, cuddling on the couch –we all ate better, relaxed more, and exercised more. And, we weren’t alone in this venture. We had amazing support from the whole team! There was a vet to answer any medical questions we had, no matter how silly, and a trainer on call so that when we were struggling with the best approaches we had someone to ask right away. And our coordinator was always just a text or an email away as well, if we needed help with scheduling a break for our vacations, or figuring out if an adoption event would be a good fit for one of our dogs. Of course we fell in love, and now have one of our own animals, but we’re looking forward to being able to go back to fostering soon as soon as she’s settled! We love working with Rocket Dog and we’re proud to be part of the family.”
– Eric G and Michelle B
“I’ve fostered on and off for years. People who don’t foster always ask me how I can do it; how can I give my foster dogs up to new owners and don’t I get sad. Of course I always miss them, but I always think that every minute I get to spend with them is so much better than the alternative. They probably wouldn’t be alive now if they didn’t have that chance. I’ve had fun watching their personalities emerge as they get more comfortable in the house and I stay in touch with some of their new families too! My favorite story is of the adopter who now calls me her dog’s second mom! I love seeing email updates and photos and I’m grateful that I had the chance to give them love and help them learn to trust. It’s pretty powerful stuff.”
“After adopting our dog from Rocket Dog, we knew we wanted to give back in any way possible. Though we weren’t ready to adopt a second dog, I begged my husband to foster a dog when I saw this adorable German Shepherd posted online. Fortunately, he was the best and perfect dog to foster, and the experience with Rocket Dog was truly awesome.
But what really made things wonderful was working with our foster coordinator, who made our first-ever experience both enjoyable and issue-free. She was always available to us for advice and updates, and it was clear that the dogs’ safety and well-being always came first, which made me want to become more and more part of the Rocket Dog family.
Though it was hard letting our foster go to his new dog parents, I trust that he is an amazing forever home, and we look forward to fostering more dogs in the future.”
“Fostering with Rocket Dog Rescue has been awesome. From the day I showed up at an adoption event, Rocket Dog staff worked with me to expertly match me with a doggy roommate for my schedule and living situation. It was so great to have a happy dog to come home to. My foster coordinator was available whenever needed for questions and check-ins, and Rocket Dog worked with me on my vacation schedule to find alternate accommodations while I was out of town. Ultimately, the “match” with one of the dogs was so great, that I ended up adopting!”