Foster Diaries

A number of our companion animals reside in foster homes. The reasons vary from those that need extra TLC to the simple fact that given our small shelter we are just not able to house all the lost or turned-in pets that come to us.

Our foster families open their homes and hearts to these wonderful pets. Not only do they provide shelter and care, they also learn a lot about our rescues. Below, in our Foster Families’ own words, are stories about the pets they are caring for. If you discover a pet that you would like to learn more about, please contact the shelter at 313.943.2697.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent yourself learn more by visiting our Become a Foster page.  The experience can be very rewarding for both you and your foster pet.



Nani is a sweet two-year-old girl that is a bit timid; but her Foster Mom is working with her to slowly come out of her shell a bit, so she might do better in a home without young children.  She is a bit scared of shovels and the bathroom, but her Foster Mom is working with her on that too!  Nani loves to go for walks and play in the snow in the backyard and tries to bury her head in the snow.  It is very cute!

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Paisley is a delightful addition to our family. Completely house and crate trained, she lives by the motto, “I want to be where you are.” She enjoys shadowing me or any other family member that appears to be doing something interesting. When not engaged, she is content to lie near me on her blanket. She would really like to get to know our cat better, but since the cat is temperamental, Paisley just lets her be. She looks forward to her daily walk, and her cute, floppy ears bounce along enthusiastically. One of her favorite treats is to ride in the car. Taking in the sights quietly, she is a pleasant passenger. Affectionately called “Princess Paisley” in our household, she is more than deserving of a loving family to call her own.

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