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  • 1.  Question of the Week #28 - Holiday Fostering

    Posted 12-12-2018 04:11 PM

    December is fa-la-la foster month at Maddie's Fund and we want to spotlight your holiday fostering stories and programs!

    Does your organization offer holiday or short-term fostering? Tell us about it! How has it been received by your local community?

    Share your success stories or ideas for holiday fostering and you may be featured on our Maddie's Fund blog!


  • 2.  RE: Question of the Week #28 - Holiday Fostering

    Posted 01-13-2020 08:14 AM

    Hi folks!  We started doing short-term "Sleepover Fostering", for some of our dogs that were having a little trouble getting adopted, back in the Summer 2019.  During the holidays we opened that opportunity up to include ALL of our dogs, on the adoption floor.  It was a HUGE success!  We CLEARED THE FLOOR, for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!  Some of the dogs were adopted by their fosters, and some of the others were adopted because of the write-ups we posted after their sleepover.  All of the dogs benefited psychologically from their experiences.  ALL THE DOGS THAT WENT ON SLEEPOVERS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED!!  Woohoo!  We also, do "Doggone Getaways" as well.  Those are just little day trips.  Also very helpful for the psychological well-being of our shelter dogs.