Toby, an abandoned dog, was discovered in an automotive repair shop. He was taken to a local shelter. However, the housing did not have enough indoor space for all the dogs. The staff had to place poor Toby in a kennel outside despite the cold season. Never fear, the outcome of this story is a wonderful one. Read on to see why a grown man cried tears of joy. It will touch your heart.
This Poor Dog Had to be Rescued From A Shelter!
Fortunately, a rescue organization rescued Toby and took him out of the shelter. The rescue took him to a safe house and then flew Toby to the United States. He was then immediately sent to his new foster family.
Introducing the Foster Family
Ann Hoang wanted another dog in their family, but since her husband was unsure about it, the couple agreed to foster a dog first to give it a try. What they were planning was to adopt another dog if the fostering turned out fine. But that was before Toby arrived in their home.
When Toby set foot inside the couple’s home for the first time, he was so terrified that he wouldn’t even get out of the crate. Thankfully, his foster family was very patient. Eventually, Toby understood that he was not in any danger and that his new family loved him, particularly his new daddy.
Toby managed to adjust to his foster family and began to be comfortable in his new surroundings. Although their previous plan was only to foster the rescued dog for a while, they realized they, especially Ann’s husband, couldn’t let Toby go.
The Story About A Man Who Cried Tears of Joy From Ann’s Perspective
According to Ann, “Toby was the first experience where I could see he would be heartbroken without him.”
Ann decided to surprise her husband by adopting Toby officially. She called the rescue and informed them about her decision. The rescue staff was very willing to help her surprise her husband.
Below is a picture of the heartwarming surprise and the reaction of Toby, Ann’s husband. It is touching to see how a man cried tears of joy when he learned he could adopt his foster dog.
What is involved in fostering a dog?
While fostering a rescue dog often leads to adoption, it is not a requirement. Some kind-hearted dog lovers dedicate their time to conditioning dogs so they are suitable for adoption. It takes a special kind of dog lover to take in a dog needing special attention. This is even more so when they know the dog will be leaving them once their work is done.
Some people take in a series of foster pups and eventually fall in love with one. Even with the best intentions of being “Just a Foster”, sometimes, we fall in love with a certain pup and have to adopt.
If you are interested in providing a foster home for a particular breed, you should contact your local rescue shelters. Your veterinarian will likely have a contact number for them as well.
Once you locate a reputable rescue shelter, be sure to ask lots of questions. You need to know all the requirements and expectations they have of you as a foster parent. You will also want to ask lots of questions about any dog you are considering taking into your home.
Important questions to ask before fostering a dog
Most rescue shelters provide for food, necessary supplies, and medical bills but don’t take this for granted. Ask to be sure there are no surprises. You also need to know who makes medical decisions and if they have a required vet clinic. What happens if you can no longer care for the dog and how long do they think he will need foster care? A very important question to ask: Can I adopt him if I choose to do so?
Before Adopting a Dog You Need to Know
Knowing why the dog came to the shelter and how long he has been there would be important information for you to have. Does he or she have any medical problems or need to take medication? Has the dog been fully vaccinated and is it on treatment for heartworm?
Is the dog male or female and has it been neutered? Does it have any known problems with behavioral issues? How well does he get along with other dogs, cats or other animals? Has he ever demonstrated aggressive behavior with either people or other animals?
What kind of living situation did he come from? Were there children in the home and how well did they get along with one another? Is the dog house-broken and does he do well when left alone in the home? Has he had the opportunity to become adjusted to being in a crate for several hours at a time?
Can You Afford to Adopt A Dog?
This is a must-read article before making that decision.
As you can see, there is a lot to ask about before making a commitment to foster a dog. This is not something to be taken lightly but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
On a more personal note……
Our granddaughter, Emma Grace, is shown here with Drago, a massive Mastiff. The loving bond between them is quite evident. It did not take long for the foster situation to become permanent and Drago was adopted into the family.
story source TheDodo
This is Drago with his favorite little girl. He came to their family as a small puppy needing a foster home. Everyone quickly fell in love with him and he was adopted. Drago is now a full-fledged member of the family.
Here is another successful foster story. https://happymutt.org/shelter-dog-refuses-to-lose-touch-of-her-foster-moms-hand-while-driving-home/Attribution:The Dodo