Kerri Davis

Why did you get into fostering?
I love dogs and it breaks my heart to see them suffering when they are such loving creatures. Fostering was a way to make a tangible difference. I especially love being an ISP home because although they are terrified and confused you know that this is when that is all going to change. Staycations are fun because it's like the best babysitting job in the world, you get to see a new personality every time and you love them each for a different reason!

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Cassie, Odin, Q pups: Quinn, Quiggly & Quaker, Bullet, Irene, Mikey, Luna, Sadie, Flynn, Ollie, and Mahican. Was lined up to foster Magoo and ending up adopting him!

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
Seeing them come in straight form rescue, seeing them all dirty and hurt and then seeing updates of them a few weeks later, looking like a totally different dog: clean and looking happy, like a dog should be. It gives me the most amazing feeling. Also the moment when a timid dog actually leans into your hand when you reach for them, there's nothing like it! :)

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
It's worth it! There's frustrating moments and sad moments, but when you look at them at the end in a happy home, you are so so amazed that you got to be a part of that. It gives you a sense of pride, being able to help them when they need it. As sad as it is to see them go, it's even better to see the family that they have and all of the love that comes from a dog becoming part of a family.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
Thank you for being a kind-hearted sap, it's people like you that turn the lives of dogs like me completely around! It feels amazing to be loved! You won't regret taking me in because I will never forget you!