Tanya Laughren


Why did you get into fostering?
I believe that we humans have messed some things up along the way when it comes to Mother Earth and her creatures.  I have witnessed, that even a couple hours of time can make a difference and I happened to have some time on my hands.  Assisting, learning and interacting with animals has always been something that makes me smile so how could I not?!

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Dorey, Goose and Sophie.

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
Seeing how quickly the dogs return to affectionate, confident, members of the family. Oh, and updates from adoptive families!  

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
I'm not going to sugar coat it.  There are definitely a LOT of emotions involved when fostering.  But I have been shocked at how incredible it feels when you get through the full process and dog is finally placed.  hart has an amazing support group to help with the downs and also celebrate the ups.  The many, many volunteers make the work aspect to Fostering much less demanding then you would think and it doesn't cost the foster family a cent.  If people are undecided as to whether they want to Foster, I would suggest becoming a Staycation home to get a feel of things without investing the time and emotions that might come from full time fostering.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
Thanks to you, I'm ready to go now.  I know manners, confidence and comfort.  How to love and be loved. Don't be sad.  I promise to make you proud. i'll never forget you.  And give my bed to the next lucky pup!