Giving THANKS to Foster Families

My name is Ebby, and I’m an adorable lab/husky/Heinz 57 mix puppy thankful that the Emmet County Animal Shelter has wonderful foster families on standby to help animals like my siblings and I.


With winter giving us a taste of what is to come last weekend, can you imagine 4 tiny 12-week old puppies outdoors enduring the elements?  Neither can we, so we were wagging our tails and drooling with joy when we found out that we were going to be welcomed inside by two amazing foster families who open their hearts and homes when pets need a place to turn.


I have a coat of shirt black fur and I’m a little more confident and adventurous than my sister, Kaylee.  She’s a shy black & tan fluff ball who will let her true colors shine only after she gets to know and trust you.  Our two brothers currently reside in another foster home.  Charley has short brown fur and he’s already addicted to toys and roughhousing with the other dogs in the foster home.  Bozley is a super handsome fluffy fellow with a coat of coal black fur.


We’re all 12-weeks of age and will grow to be large breed dogs.  Since we’ve already been homeless once, we’re not in the market to be someone’s temporary companion.  NO WAY!  We’re in the market for forever families who will cherish us for the next 12+ years.  People give up pets for a whole host of reasons, most of which are rarely the animal’s fault.

Foster families are the key to the success of the Emmet County Animal Shelter.  Without the loving foster families affording a homeless pet temporary care until a home is found through adoption, the Emmet County Animal Shelter would not be able to help as many pets as they do.


Fostering involves sheltering the pet, providing affection and training.  Many animals, like us, have never known what it is to be loved.  Basically, you’re an agent of LOVE and responsibility until adoption papers are signed.


Small, large, young, old….we come in all shapes, sizes and energy levels.  Let the shelter volunteers know the type of pet your home, lifestyle and family can accommodate and they’ll make the match with the homeless pet.  Your job is to provide loving, responsible care while the shelter volunteers work to find that pet’s adoptive family.


If you’re interested in being a foster family, please contact the shelter at 712.209.8841 to learn more.  Without fosters, many pets end up on the end of a chain or worse.  And did I mention that all of us would like loving families to call our own before the holidays?!?


Drooly Your’s