Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.
By Beth Gammie, RedRover Director of Field Services
I am here on the ground in Vero Beach, Florida, along with volunteer Team Leader Andy Bass, helping take care of dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea. The Humane Society of Vero Beach is graciously hosting these dogs, and is even taken on placing approximately 20 of these dogs.
If you have always loved dogs and wish you could adopt all of them from your local shelter, you are a prime candidate for fostering a dog. Some people shy away from becoming a foster home for dogs because they are not sure exactly how it works or what the time and financial commitments would be. But fostering a dog is an important service that is manageable for most people. If you have been considering fostering a dog, our three tips will help you get started.
Sometimes we get busy and forget to listen to those we love. Practice active listening with your pets. Do they come to you asking for walks, play time or belly rubs? If so, stop and let them know you’re listening. Here’s a list to get you started: