Thank you for considering opening your heart and home to one of our homeless dogs. Your generosity will provide young and old, injured and sick, scared, abused and under-socialized dogs a chance to grow, heal and experience the kindness of humans before finding their forever homes.
Reasons to Foster
For the Love of Pits is one of few established, experienced and knowledgeable rescues in Ohio rescuing pit bull dogs. We have limited space for dogs and depend on volunteers to provide temporary homes.
In Ohio, there are very few shelters or reputable rescues carefully adopting out pit bulls. There are countless pit bulls abandoned by their owners, left for dead and on the kill list at shelters. For the Love of Pits is in desperate need of committed foster homes to help save the lives of these dogs.
Foster homes have intimate knowledge of, among other things, the dog’s temperament, personality and cute and endearing traits. By living in a foster home, the dog has the chance to learn behavior that will make the dog more appealing to other families. Fosters have the ability to transform a dog from an unruly, bad mannered, “unadoptable” dog to a dog with which someone would be honored and excited to live.
Foster homes should be prepared to be patient and to help the dog learn manners. At first, we generally expect dogs to be rude because they’ve often been neglected and had very little training, have never experienced human love, affection or attention. Many people looking to add a dog to their family want a dog that is already trained and do not want too much work. This is why dedicated foster homes are so important. Without foster homes, most of the dogs would never have a chance to find their forever homes. Foster homes do the hard work to save the dogs’ lives. In return, foster families reap the benefits of saving a life and giving a dog a chance that he/she wouldn’t otherwise have had.
Fostering a dog is a way to give back to your community. If you love animals, there is nothing more rewarding than helping a homeless dog.
This knowledge benefits the foster dog, the foster family and the foster families’ own animals.
You will take a dog that may have never experienced love or kindness and transform the dog into an ambassador who will one day find a forever, loving and dedicated home.