Fostering a dog in your loving home is an amazing experience. Fostering provides homeless animals with a warm place to stay away from the shelters, where they can be embraced with love and socialized while they seek their forever homes.
While this can be a positive experience, it can also be difficult for foster parents to part ways with their new friends after they have grown attached. You know, however, that they’re going to a good home, and they’ll always be in your heart.
One sweet story tells how a little boy writes a sweet note to his foster puppy’s new family, praising her as “the best dog.”.
North Shore Animal League America rescued Maggie, a pit bull mix, last year after she was found as a stray in Port Washington, New York. People reports that she was too young to be adopted, so the organization had to find her a foster home.
With the Duncan family in Louisiana, Maggie soon found a perfect foster home. Roman, their six-year-old son, fell in love with the puppy.
The family made it clear to Roman that Maggie was not theirs to keep forever, and that she would eventually go to a new home once she had grown up.
In spite of knowing that his new friend would move on eventually, he became close to her over the holidays: he learned how much she loved cuddling and playing fetch.
Therefore, when it was time to say goodbye, and Maggie was transported back to the North Shore Animal League to find her forever home, Roman made sure her new family would know how special she was.
NSALA realized Roman had sent along some adorable handwritten letters and drawings addressed to Maggie’s future adopters when she returned to New York.
The letters describe Maggie as the “best dog you could ever ask for,” listing her many positive qualities such as how she is potty-trained and enjoys playing with other dogs and kids.
Six-year-old Maggie tells the new family that she loves cuddles and playing fetch – but most of all, she loves “to be loved.”
Roman writes, “That’s why she’s the best dog ever.” “We love Maggie and I hope you do too.”
There are also drawings of the adorable puppy in the letters. Once found, the notes were a heartwarming surprise for managers at the North Shore Animal League.
“I was so touched,” said Karla Agostinello, NSALA’s rescue team manager. “It’s hard to load the animals on the truck (for fosters). Therefore, I get a lot of letters from adults – but not many from children. That’s why it touched my heart so much.”
Maggie and Roman are separated, but NSALA says it is working with the puppy’s new family to get in touch with Roman.
Maggie’s time with Roman and his family clearly left a lasting impression on her. In Agostinello’s words, Maggie is “doing great” in her new home, which is a direct result of spending her formative months in a loving foster home.
“Her time with this family was very beneficial,” she said. Foster families are so important because they are the pets’ first stop … they instill a foundation of care and love.”
Maggie has left a lasting impression on Roman, too. NSALA hopes this sweet story inspires more people to foster dogs.
source : lovethispic.com