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Hillsborough Shelter Needs Pet Foster Parents!

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 31, 2019) - Aug. 1 is also known as DOGust, the universal birthday for rescue and shelter dogs, whose exact birthdays often are unknown. This year, the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center suggests there's no better birthday gift than to serve as a foster parent for a shelter dog.

PRC currently has no dogs in foster care and is in desperate need of residents to foster dogs for 30 to 90 days. The shelter's dog population is at 115 percent of capacity, and fostering helps open valuable kennel space as well as giving special care and attention to particularly vulnerable pets. Foster parents help dogs learn socialization skills that can help them get adopted and provide information to prospective adopters on the dog's personality traits, which can make for a perfect match.

Pet foster parents are responsible for providing lots of love, food, care, exercise, and fun for the dog. PRC provides all medical attention the dog needs while in foster. And if the foster parent falls in love and wants to adopt the dog - it happens all the time! - the adoption is free.

Link: Photos, video of some of the dogs eligible for foster parents

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