Courtnee Richardson

Why did you get into fostering?
Fostering has been a dream of mine since I was just a young one! My dad had worked with animal control and helped save any critter he could. That's where my love and compassion for animals was learned. I knew I wanted to help, just like my dad!

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Rose, Lucky, Bramble and Baker!

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
The most rewarding aspect would definitely have to be watching these pups and dogs go onto living a happy, loving life. Without the foster homes, many of these dogs wouldn't have a chance.

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
My feedback would be that I felt the exact same way! I was worried I wouldn't be able to send my fosters off to their forever homes. But after my first foster found a wonderful home, I couldn't be anything but happy and excited for her. Her chance at a real life. The foster homes are so, so involved in the adoption process it really puts your mind at ease as to where and who your foster is going to.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
They would thank me, and the entire hart team. Everyone works so hard to help as many of these dogs out! They would definitely want me to try and help the hart group to grow, so we can save even more innocent, precious lives!