Martine Babcook


Why did you get into fostering?
I was looking for a companion for my 1 dog who lost her sister to cancer. I started by putting in an application for 1 of the M puppies and was told there was an overwhelming amount of application that's when I look into fostering.

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Indy, Harry(foster fail), Bear, Xavier, Dasher

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
Finding a forever home for sure and in some cases just giving a terrified rescue a secure place to stay where they will be provided with a warm bed to sleep, food and a whole lot of love.

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
I am not going to lie it is emotional but then you move on and get another one and the cycle starts again. You want nothing more than the foster to be loved as much as you loved it for the time you have fostered. As for work, it's not work at all they give you unconditional love and are so trusting of you to find them a good forever home.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
I love my foster Momma and Poppa they give the best kisses and belly rubs.