Sara Norris & Eric Frank


Why did you get into fostering?
I had just bought my first place on my own and left the family dog at my mom's place. I always loved dogs but was not sure what kind of dog to get so i decided to research into volunteering for a rescue group which turned into fostering. 

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Jenna, Nugget, Venus, Jack, Sadie, Chauncey, Moo, Symbol (foster fail), Philly, Josey, Bo, Quaker, Marlow, Savannah, Cassie and staycations with Irene, Odin, Pita, Hans, Ukie

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
I have become a better person by having more patience and a greater appreciation for things. I get the amazing privilege to watch a dog that comes in either scared or injured and make a recovery and then see them make someone else so happy in their forever home.

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
It is definitely emotionally taxing and lots of work. There are dogs that need to learn house training and may not sleep through the night. These are truths however this is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences. You get the opportunity to save lives. The experience of watching the dog is so worth it. After a while if you get the strong bond there is always the adoption to adopt. It took me 12 fosters before I adopted and by fostering I got to know what personality features we got to know what personality features we wanted in our permanent addition.

If your foster dog could speak, what do you think he'd say to you? 
Throw the ball... let's play
Thank you.. I ruff you
Just one more treat ...Please