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New NYC Foster Project Seeks To Save The More Overlooked Shelter Dogs

New NYC Foster Project Seeks To Save The More Overlooked Shelter Dogs

Operation Foster Bound is is raising funds through BarkGive, BarkBox’s new all-dog fundraising platform! Find out more at BarkGive.com.

This season, many homeless dogs will be rescued from shelters and begin to happily settle into their furever homes. Unfortunately, still many others will be waiting for new families.

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Certain shelter dogs are rescued more quickly than others, because they (and their breed, age, and appearance) are viewed as more favorable than other dogs’.

Bernie is a friendly Pit who is eager to please and loves to learn.

Bernie (above) is a friendly Pit who is eager to please and loves to learn.

Foster Dogs NYC, a New York-based non-profit, wanted to help these oft-overlooked dogs, so they recently launched Operation Foster Bound, which focuses on these dogs specifically.

Bear is a handsome Chow mix who hails from the South. This Southern gentleman is a real snuggler and hopes to meet his new family soon!

Bear (above) is a handsome Chow mix who hails from the South. This Southern gentleman is a real snuggler and hopes to meet his new family soon!

As the program’s founder, Sarah Brasky, pointed out, one of the most crucial steps in dogs finding their furever homes is moving them into a temporary foster home. The dogs become more prepared for adoption by being exposed to more socialization and the routine of a household, plus there is the added benefit that a dog being fostered has created more room at the shelter for another homeless dog.

Ariel is described as a free-spirited Shepherd/Pit mix who's great with kids.

Ariel (above) is described as a free-spirited Shepherd/Pit mix who’s great with kids.

The financial costs of fostering a dog can deter otherwise eager foster parents. Operation Foster Bound is tackling this problem head-on by having Foster Dogs NYC provide transport, food, training assistance, and any other supplies to these foster homes. By making the fostering process more human-friendly, Operation Foster Bound hopes that more people will be interested in helping these lovable, deserving dogs.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes! Regina, a tiny Pit mix, weighs in at only 35 lbs, but that doesn't mean this sweet and smart dog loves any less.

Regina (above), a sweet, smart Pit mix, weighs in at only 35 lbs, but that doesn’t mean she loves any less.

Other organizations are also reaching out with support: PetSafe has donated equipment like leashes and collars; DEN Dog Beds has vowed to donate one big dog bed to each of the dog’s in the program; and Adopt-a-Doodle will render a custom illustration of each eligible pup.

Rey is a playful Pit puppy who would make the perfect running (and snuggle) buddy.

Rey (above) is a playful Pit puppy who would make the perfect running (and snuggling) buddy.

If you can’t foster a pup but still want to pitch in, you can do so by donating here.

You'll make hopeful shelter pup Travis here smile even bigger than he already is.

If Travis (above) finds a home, he’ll smile even bigger than he already is.

Also, make sure to follow Foster Dogs NYC on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about their organization and how YOU can help save dogs’ lives.

Foster Dogs NYC

Featured image via Petfinder

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