* Companionship without a lifetime commitment.
*Animals that have endured hardship can really use a loving home, one in which they can get used to living with people again.
* Some are in search of a temporary home as their owners are unable to keep them due to health, moving, etc. and need someone to look after them until they find their forever home.
*Fostering provides a great lesson in compassion, nurturing, and generosity to children and it's a wonderful, life-affirming experience for an entire family, a couple, or a single individual.
*If you already have one or more dogs/cats, one more won't make a difference to you, but it sure will make a big difference to the foster dog/cat who otherwise might not have a second chance at life.
*Fostering increases the likelihood of adoption and dramatically reduces the chances of an animal being returned. If your foster dog/cay is loved and accepted in it's new home, it is because of you!!
*Increased "human interaction" greatly helps foster dogs who often come from neglectful or abusive situations... and let's not forget what "canine interaction" can do for you.
*You undoubtedly will get attatched but when you meet the new family that's ready to provide a permanent, loving forever home for the dog/cat you helped rescue through fostering, you will feel more than satisfied to see him move to his new life.
*You get to show and teach your foster dog/cat what their life should be like.
*More foster homes means more dogs/cats saved from the shelters and possible death... FOSTERING IS A TRUE WAY TO SAVE A LIFE!!!