Rose & Lex Fleming


Why did you get into fostering?
Next to owning a dog, there is nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than to foster a rescued dog. It is a tremendously fulfilling position to be in, knowing that you've helped a dog through a difficult period in their lives and then into the adoptable category.

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
I have fostered full time, staycationed or ISP -- Cossette, Cosmos, Cecille, Gadget, Olivia, Victoria, Joey, Sadie, Cush, Sasha & her four puppies (whelping home for Sargeant, Sugar, Spice & Sisko), Rudolph, Donner, Muneca or Munchkin, Hattie, Josie

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
The most rewarding aspect of fostering is seeing them go from a starving, neglected and abandoned dirty ragamuffins with very painful eyes and mistrust of humans to the happy grins, tail wagging, well fed belly, soft and cuddly with lots of trust and love of life. 

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
Yes sometimes it will be a lot of work emotionally but I would rather cry watching them leave our home to go live a full, good life in a loving furever home of their own than cry because no one stepped up for them where they died all alone, scared, unwanted and unloved.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
If the foster pups could speak, I think their words would simply be "thank you for saving my life and I will always remember the love and care shown to me. I will always trust my new parents because you have shown me what a true love is"