Monday, November 9, 2015

The Pillsbury Adorable-Off: The Foster Pets.

Hey foster animals, we've got a bit of an issue.

What kind of issue? 
We need more foster parents. 

Just for kittens?
Oh, Mr. Magoo. Get on with your beautiful blind self. Of course not just for kittens. For special needs dogs like you and for puppies and for regular dogs. So we need to ramp up the adorbs fact. Big time. Let's pull some heartstrings. 

Like this? 
Very good, little nuggets. Excellent in fact. And you pulled it off without waking up. Nice.

So why do we need more foster homes? 

We're waiting. Enlighten us.
Kittens, I appreciate your competitive spirit. You really came out swinging on this one. The reason we need more foster homes is easy: capacity. A building is a very finite thing.

I'm listening....
A building is a finite thing: if you have one hundred rooms in that building, you can only fill one hundred rooms. Anybody else is out of luck. 

Like this feather is about to be out of luck?
Nice parlay to the belly pic, kitten. BUT yes, one hundred rooms, one hundred spaces*, right? And we could only fill those rooms with pets that were okay with rooms. Anyone who was a little shy, maybe had a special need, was too young or came in needing some extra time to recover would also be out of luck.

So I would be out of luck? Since I had a little nose job?
Yes, Tucker, like you and your extra-adorable lopsided nose. But we don't like 'out of luck'.

FYI, black cats are not unlucky. Just to get that in there. 
Nice try with the nose, Velcro. As I was saying, foster homes allow us to remove that whole 'out of luck' thing from the equation. We can take kids that are too young...

I is too young. 
Yes, you are. We can take kids that are too young, a little shy, needing some extra medical help..

I need medical help. I can't reach my mousey.
No Paul, being lazy is not a medical condition. Get your own mouse.  But we can take all those kids AND our capacity is no longer finite - it can expand with the number of foster homes we have.

So like a gazillion extra places?
Just stop. Stop with the head tilt. Not only is fostering a great way to save lives, it's also fun and super rewarding. We provide everything - food, medical, care, everything but the love. So it's like renting love. 

We lurf this little girl.
The kittens are playing the 'adorable kid' card. NICE. But it is like renting love and then getting to watch that love go onto a new home and know that you saved that life. Another nice bonus? Our yearly foster reunion where old friends and families can hang out with new friends and families. 

You just look so familiar - and I don't know why..
Now that the amount of adorbs has blown everyone away, there's only one question left: How can I get in on this?

Super easy-peasy. 

As easy as my masterful kung-fu moves. 
For dogs, fill out this easy application and we'll have you come in for an orientation. If it seems scary, it's not. You get a foster-mentor who you can always call with questions.

For cats and kittens, fill this out or keep an eye on our calendar. We have foster kitten orientations pretty often during peak kitten season.

Not convinced yet? 

How about now?

Stop the presses. We win.
Or now? 

Not so fast, puppies...
Great. We'll look forward to hearing from you. 

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