Kim & Ryan Williams

Why did you get into fostering?
We wanted to help a dog find a good loving home instead of be left out in the cold or, worse, euthanized.

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
Henrietta. And currently are fostering Toby.

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
Seeing Henrietta's transformation from a terrified, shut down dog to a happy, playful one. Finding a family that was the perfect fit for her, and her for them.

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
We felt that way at the start, but HART provided excellent people to help us deal with Henrietta's issues. It may take less time with some dogs, more time with others. But it is very rewarding when your foster finally finds the perfect furever home and doesn't want to leave their new home. That's when you know you've made a difference and was all worth it.

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
"Thank you for your patience and care."