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…