Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
If there’s a silver lining to COVID-19 forcing most of the world to remain stuck at home, it’s that humans are turning to foster dogs. It’s true: coronavirus spurred an increase in pet adoption and fostering.
There has never been a better time to foster a homeless dog and alleviate the stress on your local shelter. When you rescue a dog, you save a life. With all the unconditional love that dogs give to their companion, sometimes the question arises — who rescued who?
The companionship and bond that a rescue dog makes with their beloved human lasts forever. The associated risks of dog fostering are far outweighed by the benefits. Follow these four blogs that know how crucial it is to educate humans about the rewards of dog fostering in order to save lives.
Foster Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit that “connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters, and other partners together in their shared mission to help animals in need.” It provides expert tips on dog fostering and shares support through an online fostering community.
My favorite quote: “Remember, a dog is far happier in a little apartment than in a cage at the shelter, and can still be shared with the world!”
Posts that’ll help you better understand how you can make a difference in dogs’ lives: Ways to Help Shelter Dogs During Quarantine; Dogs (and Cats!) Needing Foster Homes Now; and Have Kids? Yes, You Can Foster!
Follow @FosterDogsNYC on Twitter.
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a nonprofit that rescues homeless and neglected animals from certain euthanasia to find them forever loving homes. Every blog post tells the story of a lucky dog and a lucky human. You’ll find plenty of feel-good stories and inspirational experiences on the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue blog. An ongoing theme on the blog is “my journey into rescue.”
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue educates pet parents on how to be responsible with online resources and by depending on relationships with “volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities.”
Catch a heartwarming dog matchmaker story by reading these posts: The Story Still Being Written – My Journey Into Rescue; How Volunteering Filled The Hole In My Heart – My Journey Into Rescue; and Finding My Rescue Family — My Journey Into Rescue.
Follow @DCLuckyDog on Twitter.
Maddie’s Fund gives you news you can ‘chew on’ with the blog called “Chew On This.” The foundation was founded by a family’s fulfillment of “a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat.”
Maddie’s Fund shares the most important news affecting foster and rescue dogs around the nation. Recently, the writers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by raising awareness on emergency dog fostering.
Here are some helpful guides on dog fostering: Did you miss our huddles on emergency fostering? Watch them now!; Why one Maddie’s Fund employee calls foster field trips “addicting”; and More pets are in foster homes than ever before! Now what?
Follow @MaddiesFund on Twitter.
Although not explicitly a foster dog blog, Rover will help you understand dogs in just about every way, from categories like pet sitting to dog walking. Rover is full of dog people — just take a peek at the leadership headshots on the main homepage and you’ll want a companion in your headshot too.
Foster your dog person with these tips: How to Foster a Dog 101: Everything You Need to Know; 3 Experts Share Their Tips On Fostering Rescue Dogs; and Dear Trainer: Should We Get a Puppy for Our Older Dog?
Follow @RoverDotCom on Twitter.
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for animal/pet news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.
Marisa is a Senior Customer Content Specialist, SEO Certified team member and expert on press release distribution. She’s been with Cision since 2013. Connect with her on LinkedIn.