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Pasco Animal Services seeking short-term foster homes for pups in need

Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 15:19:41-05

Pasco Animal Services is looking for local animal lovers willing to open their homes to a shelter dog in need.

The “Healthy Tails” short-term fostering program is designed to help pups undergoing upper respiratory infection (URI) treatment.

Just two to three weeks in a caring home environment can help get these dogs back to the shelter to find their furever family.

Animal Services says URI’s are one of the most common ailments in sheltering and can be aggravated by the stress of an unknown environment and new experiences. Studies show the opportunity to recover in a stress-free environment, like a home, helps dogs heal faster and be ready for adoption.

"Healthy Tails" fostering is not intedned to last more than three weeks and a return to shelter date is scheduled at the start of the process. It is recommended that foster pets are quarantined from other pets to reduce spread of disease.

If you’re interested in being a “Healthy Tails” foster family, please fill out an online application here.