One of the greatest needs for animal rescue groups is temporary foster homes. Many groups don’t have a shelter and rely on their network of foster homes to care for the animal until it finds its forever home. Organizations that do have shelters frequently need foster homes for very young kittens or puppies and special needs animals or when their shelter is full. Click here for a previous story on becoming a foster pet parent.
From time to time I will feature pets in the metro Atlanta area that need a foster home. One of the current “foster pet” needs is Gibson from Labrador Friends of the South. Here is more about from the Labrador Friends Facebook page:
“Meet Gibson! This handsome boy is so, so sweet. He comes to us all the way from Louisiana thanks to some awesome people who went above and beyond to save his life. He is currently at our vet’s office and will be treated for his skin, heartworms and also neutered. He is so sweet, loves to play ball, knows sit, and NEEDS A FOSTER. We can’t get enough of this big boy! He’ll be back to 100% in no time with a little LFS TLC!”
This is Gibson’s description from the Labrador Friends website:
“Welcome Gibson to the LFS family. He is amazing. He is 3 years old. He is gentle, knows commands and walks well on leash. He is simply an amazingly sweet and well behaved dog. Once again he was rescued at the very last minute and thanks to our wonderful drivers he is already with us. As you can tell he has some skin issue. He is already on medications and he will look great in no time. He is also HW positive so we will need to treat him. A generous guardian angel already sponsored his neuter. Would anyone like to sponsor his HW treatment?”
About Labrador Friends of the South (from the website)
“Labrador Friends of the South is dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless Labrador Retrievers. We also promote the educational aspects of rescue within our communities as it relates to the ethical treatment of dogs and the importance of spaying/neutering to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals. Based in Metro Atlanta, we are active in the entire Southeastern region including Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas.”