In the 13 years I've been involved in the plight of the Spanish galgos and podencos, I've fostered several dogs which I've brought back with L'Europe des Levriers from Spain for rehoming. Only 3 of them didn't go on to forever homes elsewhere. Podenca Bebe, galga Carmela and galgo Bracken remained with us. Why? Well, Bebe was my nickname at school and she was rescued by a wonderful young Spanish girl called Marisa - which is my daughter's name. So you see, I couldn't let her go! Carmela came as a foster with serious behaviour problems and by the time over 2 years had passed and she had become what I would term a 'normal' dog, I could not break her trust by homing her elsewhere. And Bracken? He was already reserved by a couple in the UK and we took him and handed him over ourselves. Sadly a few months later due to unforeseen very serious health problems with the couple, their hounds had to be rehomed. As soon as my husband knew, he hopped in the car and drove back to the UK to bring Bracken home!
Fostering a dog is very rewarding and it helps the shelters insofar as when one dog is fostered, it leaves room for another needy dog to be rescued. Unfortunately at the moment, our household is not suitable for fostering. Bracken and Polar would not tolerate another male dog introduced and Bebe is such a dominant bitch she would not tolerate another female.
So here are some other points to consider about fostering.
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