We chose to foster a dog because our own dog had passed away and we had recently become empty-nesters. The house felt quiet without kids or a dog – but we had also gotten used to our freedom. We thought it would be a good idea to try having a dog part-time to see if we were ready to make the full-time commitment that comes with dog ownership. Our own dog had come from a rescue located in New Orleans and we did not get a chance to meet him or learn anything about his history prior to taking him home.

The dogs that Esra brings to America are thoroughly evaluated – physically and emotionally in their home country before being brought to America. It was comforting to know we were fostering a dog that did not have any issues with aggression. We were able to play a part in continuing to evaluate the dog, so that we could assist Esra in making the best choice for the dog’s forever home.

We have frequently been asked “How can you give them up?” While we loved the dogs that we fostered, we also knew that the owners that Esra found for each dog were an ideal match for that particular dog’s temperament, need for companionship and activity level. Yes, we were sad to see them go, but seeing the follow-up videos and photos instantly made us realize they are in their perfect home!

Esra is very easy to work with and takes care of everything. She schedules the veterinary and grooming visits and picks up the dog and takes them to all appointments. She buys the supplies and food needed and is always available for questions. The only thing you need to do is provide a safe and loving home for the dog.

Fostering with Legacy Rescue has turned out to be a great way to enjoy having a dog in our lives and to be able to make a difference in the lives of the dog and their new owners.