Sarah Boisselle

Why did you get into fostering?
It wasn't long after adopting hart dog Philly that I knew I eventually wanted to foster. If someone hadn't opened up their home to him, he wouldn't be with me, and he's made such a difference in my life. I wanted to pay it forward and make a difference, so I decided to foster and make a difference by saving the world one dog at a time.

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Right now I have my very first foster dog Vince! He's too cute.

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
The most rewarding part of fostering so far has just been seeing the change and progress these rescue dogs go through. Watching them learn new things, exploring a new life, and seeing them come out of their shell. I love looking at pictures from when I first picked them up to where they are now, it's amazing. They also love unconditionally, being greeted at the door to waggy tails and puppy kisses is very rewarding after a long day at work.

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
I say just go for it. It's definitely can be hard work and a little stressful at times, but the HART team is amazing. If you have questions there is always someone there to offer answers or give advice, you really are never alone. There will be hard days, but the good days and amazing days by far out weigh the hard ones, and at the end of the day when you have a sleepy snuggley dog curled up next to you, you won't regret your decision to foster.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
First he would probably say "throw the ball, please, please" or "please just one more treat?" But he would probably just say "thanks, for being patient with me (because I know I'm a handful sometimes) and for giving me somewhere safe to be, and for feeding me so I don't have to eat garbage anymore"