I’m thrilled to announce that my first feature for The Bark magazine appears in the November/December issue, which is on newsstands now.
It’s an article about why fostering is such an important component of the dog-rescue network nationwide. The article includes interviews with everyday people who have chosen to foster all across America, as well as my personal insights after having foster puppies in my own home. There’s also a helpful sidebar about what you can—and should—expect if you decide to try fostering for a responsible rescue organization.
I began fostering in August 2011 after seeing the need while reporting my book Little Boy Blue: A Puppy’s Rescue from Death Row and His Owner’s Journey for Truth. The book includes a chapter about my first two foster dogs, Izzy and Summer, who were quickly adopted into loving homes. I’ve since opened my home to quite a few more fosters. Number 20, a 5-month-old Hound mix named Mazie, appears poised for adoption this weekend.
Look for more of my articles in upcoming issues of The Bark. I’m delighted to be the newest correspondent for this great dog magazine.