We're very excited to share an interview with long time OBG foster, Susan Arango. We hope these interviews will help you consider becoming a foster. If you have any questions, click here to reach our fosters coordinators. If you would like to apply to be a foster, click here for the application.
How long have you been fostering for OBG?
I have been fostering for OBG since 2002!
What is your favorite part of fostering and why?
My favorite part of fostering is getting to know and having the opportunity to love so many more dogs in a life time vs. only having known and loved the dogs that would have been yours. Taking a rescue that is afraid, nervous, lacking confidence or having never had the opportunity to just be a dog is so, so rewarding. Watching that same dog pick up a toy for the FIRST time or give you a kiss for the first time is one of the most amazing and most rewarding feelings in the world.
When it is time to place your foster dog, how can you stand to give the dog to someone else?
I will admit that even though it has gotten a little easier over the years because you are more aware of the BIG picture, it's still hard. But boy when you get pictures or emails from the adopter and seeing how happy your foster AND adopter is, you see what a difference being a foster makes, it truly helps you forget the tears when saying goodbye.
What is your favorite foster story?I have so many but I do have a recent one. My foster, Noble who is now Teddy B. Clarke, lived in a
earlier blog post.
What tips can you share?