Lindsey Carr

Why did you get into fostering?
I've always had dogs from the moment I can remember. Home just didn't feel like home without one! I have a chihuahua Yorkie and recently lost my other dog to an immune disease. We were at the bet weekly doing test and getting new meds and the thought of not helping her or showing her how much I loved her was never an option. So when she passed I decided I wanted to give back. To love and care for those dogs that need extra help and someone to love them unconditionally. 

Which hart dogs have you fostered?
So far I have fostered Gremlin. 

What has been the most rewarding aspect to fostering?
Seeing a dog blossom and its personality come through is just amazing. Within a month you have a whole new dog. There's that moment the dog looks at you with love and genuine happiness 
in its eyes that makes every moment worth it. 

When individuals think it will be too much work or too emotionally taxing, what feedback do you have for them?
It is a lot of work. There is gonna be good days and bad days. But there is also gonna be days you laugh out loud, and smile and know without you this dog may never know love. You make such a bond with these dogs they just want so badly to please and be part of a family. I can't say it's easy giving them up but knowing you have saved that dog and will save another makes it worth it. 

If your foster dog(s) could speak, what do you think they would say to you?
Well Gremlin was blind so I'm sure he had a lot of questions. 

" oh god what is that amazing smell? Can I have some !! "

" That's it! Who moved my toy again? "

" what is this strange fluffy thing purring and rubbing up against me!"