I've been fostering for Labs4Rescue for about 2 years now, as my work travel permits.
Primary I have fostered the younger puppies (6 - 9 months). I was choosing that age because I work from home & that allows me to have the younger ones & because I'd learned Lexi does better with the younger ones. As is common with rescue, the pups up for foster can be any age & there are times when there are no puppies. I've been thinking about an older foster (1 year or so), but I am not sure how that will fly with Lexi.
A year ago, I was going to try fostering an 18 month old female, but there was an immediate dislike between the foster and Lexi. Now I am wondering if I want to go older, should it be a male.
So experienced fosters... what are your thoughts?
My pretty girl, Lexi!
I am no longer allowed to foster. Years later, my fosters are still... here.
Seamus and Flynn
I haven't fostered, but it wouldn't hurt to try a male this time and see how it goes. Kacey gets along better with male dogs than other females, as a general rule. When we were looking for Truman, we didn't even look at females. Sure we may have found one that she was fine with, but we knew there was a much better chance finding a compatible male, so we didn't even try.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. -- Unknown
Thanks for fostering. We love our rescued boy. Hope you can find an older dog that Lexi enjoys sharing her home with.
Nicole & Jack (rescue @ 3 years old)
are you in a situation where you can meet a foster first? Or can you try having another dog come into the house as a trial run (to visit)?
I would try a male, but have them meet differently. don't just bring the foster into the house. either on neutral territory or in the yard. also, even if there are a few squirmishes that doesn't mean it can't work.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky