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      PostPoints Pets Tip of the Week
       TipHelp Pets During the Holidays  

       By Jura Koncius, Thursday, December 15, 2011
       Fostering a pet may not be something you've thought of, but during the holiday season the need for foster pet parents is even greater. Taking in a dog or cat from shelter and rescue facilities can free up badly needed space and also give volunteers and workers a break during the busy month of December.

      Through a program launched by Petfinder.com, many shelters and rescue groups around the country are participating in "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays". Because many facilities are overcrowded, they aren't able to take in more adoptable pets. If more people agree to temporarily house a dog or cat until a permanent home can be found for them, more animals can be saved from having to be euthanized.

      A list of the participating shelters and other animal groups can be found at petfinder.com/fosteralonelypet . There are a number in the Washington area. If you are unclear about what fostering a dog or cat involves, volunteers and staff at each of the organizations will work with you to explain the process. They can give you tips on preparing your home for a new dog or cat and readying your children and other pets for a new member of the household. Every effort is made to match a pet to the lifestyle of the foster family.

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