Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It's Easy and Inexpensive to be Foster a Dog or Cat!

Please consider saving a shelter or rescue dog or cat. You'll be surprised how inexpensive it is, and you're saving a life. You will very likely NOT have a foster dog or cat forever. It can be a short-term thing and you save their lives.

Please open your home to foster.  Here are some simple things to know:
1) Rescues pay medical costs.  
2) You take them to the vet 
3) Have the rescue contact your vet to set up and ensure a "rescue discount" and payment plan. Often, the vet will direct bill the rescue and you have ZERO out of pocket costs. 
3) You just buy food and treats. A 2 month supply of dry dog food is about $40. 
4) You provide a dog bed and some love and attention, and get it back in return a million fold.  Yes, you have to let them out in a fenced in yard or walk them several times a day, but you get out, meet neighbors, and burn calories.
5) Incredible feeling when your foster gets adopted- Nothing like being responsible for saving a life. It makes you a HERO.
6) Update the rescue with dog/cat habits, pictures and 10-15 second videos to post on the pet's profile on Rescue website. It really works. People want to see how a pet behaves in videos and read about their habits, medications, quirks, and how they get along with other pets or chlidren.
7) BONUS- Although you think it may be difficult to see a pet get adopted- we have befriended our foster dogs' adopting parents and keep in touch. It's a great way to make new friends, share experiences and keep up on the life of your former foster. 
8)  Fosters get adopted- we've had many.
The bottom line: FOSTERING through a rescue  saves dogs and cats from certain death. 

 Message us for details at Rgutro@gmail.com. On behalf of all of the homeless dogs and cats, scared of being euthanized today and everyday, Thank you for for saving them.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next