Hi! My name is Tito and this year, my mom and I are walking to save the lives of homeless pets as part of the Foster Dogs, Inc. Team!
As many of you know, my mom is dog crazy and spends an endless amount of time, energy, and resources working to help end animal homelessness worldwide. Since adopting me a little over a year ago, she's been fortunate enough to get to know many more advocates and organizations in the New York area and has benefitted tremendously from this support system as she navigated life as a first time dog owner. One of the groups that has earned a special place in her heart (please note that I am still #1) is Foster Dogs, Inc.
Foster Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters, and other partners together in our shared mission to help animals in need. Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home and there isn't enough space for them to wait in shelters. We believe that we can help lower that number by encouraging and educating about fostering. Fostering a dog saves 2 lives, the dog who moves into the foster home and the dog who takes that empty place in the shelter.
What some of you might not know about me is that I was fostered by an amazing family before my mom found me, so this is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. Thanks to my foster family, I immediately went to live in a loving, caring home after flying up from the streets of Puerto Rico, which allowed me the time to decompress and start learning how to be a family dog while I looked for my forever home. I was treated with respect and given endless amount of cuddles, toys, and treats, and by the time my mom found me I was well-adjusted (and dare I say it...maybe even a little spoiled!). Thanks to my foster family taking me in, my shelter and rescue had the space to continue to save more pups from Puerto Rico just like me.
Foster Dogs, Inc. is a small, volunteer organization that does not earn profits from adoption fees, and relies heavily on donations to keep their programs going. By making a donation to my page, your gift will help fund programs such as:
- Foster Roster: A one-of-a-kind online database of foster caretakers in the NYC area that allows us to match dogs in need with appropriate foster homes. This program is offered for free to any approved participating shelter or foster-based rescue organizations.
- In-Person Foster Education Series: Foster Dogs has developed a stellar education program that we offer for no charge to our foster community. Offered in Manhattan, our workshops are designed for anyone interested in fostering or improving their lifesaving expertise.
- Fospice: This incredible program assists elderly or terminally ill shelter dogs in finding “forever foster” placements. We support both the dog and the fosters throughout their journey, providing the dogs with much needed vet care, love, and dignity during their final months.
This cause means so much to me and I am so grateful for your help. Your donation is tax deductible and Foster Dogs keeps 100% of the money raised after transaction fees.
Together, we can Save Them All and reduce the number of homeless pets to zero. Thank you for your kind support.
With all our love,
Tito & Mom