City of Dallas launches new foster program for first responders
The City of Dallas and the DAWG Project are teaming up for a new program that recruits foster families as “first responders” for pets in need.
“Fostering a dog saves more than one pet’s life,” said Assistant Police Chief Paul Stokes, who has signed up to foster a dog.
“Fostering a pet in a temporary home makes more space available at shelters for other dogs to find permanent homes. Often, families fall in love and end up keeping the foster animal permanently.” Fosters can apply to be a short or long term. Once a foster is approved, training is provided along with supplies that include crates and leashes.
To learn more about the foster pet program, visit www.dallaspets.org.