Seeing Sir Patrick Stewart and his foster pit bull is enough to make us want to go right out and foster a dog of our own.
Sir Patrick Stewart is fostering a pit bull, and has already fallen in love. As a matter of fact, so have we. Stewart initially posted a video on Instagram capturing the moment the foster dog, named Ginger, arrived at his house. You can see that video below.
But wait, it gets better. Because Ginger got to play around at the pool.
And then the dog got to lie on the couch for belly rubs.
And there were naps. Lots of naps.
We've fallen in love. So has Stewart, apparently. And we have a feeling that this is going to be a foster fail. No way is Ginger going to another foster, right? We think she's found her lifelong home.
Fosters are so important for both pets and shelters. Fosters help to free up space in shelters while giving a pet a chance to live in a real home setting. Foster homes can help prepare pets for adoption - many shelters rely on fosters for kitten litters every year to help socialize and care for the kittens. Fosters may help with an animal's training, and can often provide shelters with more insight to a pet's personality and preferences so that an ideal home can be found.
Would you be interested in fostering a pet? The first step is to contact a local animal shelter to find out about what they're looking for in foster homes. Different shelters have different guidelines and requirements for a foster home. Generally some previous pet care experience and a safe home environment are a must. Shelters may also want you to have a fenced yard if fostering a dog, or a separate room for a mother and her kittens to stay in while the kittens are young.
How sweet is Sir Patrick Stewart and his new foster pup? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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