Fostering dogs is an emotional rollercoaster.When I was 16, my family got a dog. My wife has wanted a dog since she was a little girl, but it had never happened for her. There were a variety of reasons, but it was mainly due to the bane of everyone's life: work.
About a year ago, I became a boarder in a house with three cats. It isn't that I actively dislike cats; I am merely indifferent towards them, but I've had to live with the consequences of moving into what used to be Himeji's room— the young girl pictured above.
I was raised around dogs all of my life, so I understand that connection between an owner and their four-legged furry baby.
New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world - as long as you're not one of the many animals who live in the mean city streets. Sadly, there's a bit of a stray epidemic going on in New York City, and many pet charities in town aren't actually doing much to solve the problems animals face.
Too often, charitable organizations end up being scandalized once their donors find out that only a very small percentage of money actually goes to the donation. In many cases, the money that's donated ends up in "administration fees," which is another way of saying that you got people to pay you for asking them for money.