Here are the top 3 reasons to foster: 🦴Save Lives: Every foster home is a lifeline that enables us to rescue more dogs in need. By fostering, you’re not just helping one dog; you’re part of a bigger movement to save many. 🐢❀️ πŸ’•Healing Hearts: Fostering provides a nurturing environment for dogs to heal and grow.🌟 🏠Trial Run: Ever thought about adopting? Fostering is a perfect way to see if a furry friend fits into your life. Plus, it’s a flexible commitment that brings joy and companionship to your home. πŸ πŸ• We need YOU to help us expand our reach and rescue more dogs. πŸš€ Join our mission and become a foster hero today!

🐢 Let’s Bust Some Myths About Fostering! 🐾 Thinking about becoming a foster parent for a furry friend but have some doubts? Let’s clear the air with some FosterFacts:

𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐑 𝟏:
β€œFostering is a huge time commitment.” 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕: Fostering can be flexible! Whether it’s a weekend, a few weeks, or longer, every bit helps. You can choose a fostering option that fits your schedule. πŸ•’

𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐑 𝟐:
β€œI can’t foster because I have plans for a vacation.” 🏝️

𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕:Fosters deserve breaks too! Rescues often need short-term help, and fostering shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your life. Just communicate with your shelter! πŸ–οΈ

β€œI need a big house and yard to foster.” 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕: Love knows no size! Many foster dogs are just looking for a cozy corner to call their own. Rescues work with the space you have to find the right fit. 🏠

𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐑 πŸ’:
β€œFostering will upset my own pets.” 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕: It can be the opposite! Many pets enjoy having new friends. Plus, there’s always a way to manage introductions and space to keep everyone happy. πŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸˆ

𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐑 πŸ“:
β€œI’ll get too attached to let them go.” 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒕: Saying goodbye is tough, but it means you’ve given them the best start to their new life. And it opens your home to help another pup in need! πŸ’– Join us at Kenai’s House, Inc and become a part of the solution. Your love and care can change lives, one paw at a time. 🐾 Special thanks to our dedicated fosters who have already made life changing impacts on many dogs lives🌟


Understanding the Rule of Threes for Rescue Pets Did you know about the Rule of Threes in pet adoption? It’s a crucial guideline to help our furry friends transition into their new forever homes. 🐢🐱

πŸ’•3 Days - Trust the Process: The first three days can be overwhelming for your new companion. They’re adjusting to an unfamiliar environment, learning new routines, and might be feeling anxious or scared. It’s important to give them space and let them settle in at their own pace.

πŸ’•3 Weeks - Building Confidence: After three weeks, your rescue is starting to understand that this is their new home. You’ll notice them becoming more comfortable, showing their true personality, and starting to build trust with you and your family.

πŸ’•3 Months - A Part of the Family: At the three-month mark, your pet should feel fully at home. They’ve established a routine, feel secure, and have bonded with their new family. This is when the magic happens, and you see the full transformation of a rescue into a happy, loving pet. We want to hear from you! Was the Rule of Threes something you were aware of, or is it a new concept for you? Share your stories and experiences with us! Let’s spread the word and make the adoption journey a success for every rescue.

πŸ’– Remember, patience, decompression, and love are key. πŸ—οΈ


A Journey of Growth 🐾

🐢 Birth to 2 Weeks: Neonatal Period Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless. The focus is on warmth, feeding from the mother, and growth.

πŸ‘€ 2 to 4 Weeks: Transitional Period Eyes and ears open, they begin to see and hear. First wobbly steps are taken.

πŸ• 4 to 12 Weeks: Socialization Period Critical period for socialization with humans and other dogs. Begin to learn bite inhibition and play behavior.

πŸŽ“ 3 to 6 Months: Juvenile Period Rapid physical growth and teething. Basic training and housebreaking are key.

πŸ€“ 6 to 12 Months: Adolescent Period Sexual maturity begins. Continued training and socialization are important.

🐾 1 to 2 Years: Young Adulthood Physical maturity is reached. Behavior refinement and advanced training can be reinforced. Remember, each puppy is unique and may reach these milestones at their own pace. Love, patience, and consistent training will help guide them through each stage of development. πŸ’•