Here’s a beautiful story about a program that helps to find short-term forever homes for terminally ill shelter dogs, where they can live out their final days surrounded by love. Foster Dogs NYC calls this program “Fospice” (foster + hospice):
Inspired by a similar program run by the ASPCA, Foster Dogs NYC will actively search for a foster home and sponsor the dog’s basic needs for the remainder of their life. Fospice parents receive a generous sponsorship package, including a donation to the rescue group that fosters the pup, a dog bed from Harry Barker, a custom portrait by My Animal Art, a 6-month subscription to BarkBox, and a handmade orange “rescue leash” from Found My Animal.
This seems like a wonderful idea, and it would be great to see more of these programs spring up around the country.