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Cookie Kittens Halfy Birthday Party

A few months ago I fostered an adorable litter of four kittens from my local shelter. The babies arrived with cookie-themed names like Gingersnap, Toffee nut, etc. They were eventually adopted by three loving families…

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An introduction to pet fostering

Why should I foster a pet? Saving a pet’s life through fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience. Yes, it will take some of your time, a little extra cleaning, and perhaps a tiny piece of…

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Summer Staycation: Let your kids foster a pet this summer!

Looking for something hands-on, fun, and rewarding to do with your kids this summer? We recommend fostering a pet that can add a little summer excitement while they’re out of school. It’s a great way…

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Fostering Mrs. Whats-it

As a volunteer with Portland, Oregon animal shelters, I’ve thought a lot about what could make our community a safe one for pets, before they ever reach the shelter door. I envision living in a…

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Fostering Animals is Free! Tax Deductions for Fostering

Thanks to a June 2011 ruling by a U.S. Tax Court Judge, if you foster or rescue an animal, your expenses from things like pet supplies, the veterinary bills, cleaning supplies and utility bills that…

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Do More Good with Technology

Since the first primitive man counted sheep with a stick, technology has been helping people solve their problems. For the shepherd, it helped him know if any of his herd went missing through the day….

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Why We are Here

We are here to save lives. Even to myself it sounds absurd sometimes, or at least a little grandiose. Like many I want to do good, make an impact, and the choice I made is…

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Guidelines for safe transfer of pets during the COVID-19 crisis

We recommend temporary foster homes pick up their foster pets in a mutually agreed upon public space that minimizes contact between people to the greatest extent possible and follows CDC guidelines on how to protect oneself….

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