You can read about our previous fosters, Hank here and here, and Dean here and here. We had to make the difficult decision to stop fostering because all 3 of the GSPs we have fostered have chased our cat, Lulu. She's been caught twice, but thankfully, walked away without major injuries. I just feel like my first priority is to the pets I have. However, I am still a volunteer with the rescue and offered to help pull dogs from shelter, transport, etc. This Friday, I had my first opportunity to do just that. I pulled a male German Shorthair from the Baldwin County Animal Shelter and kept him overnight before handing him over to a volunteer to drive him to his foster home in Hoover, AL. He is so sweet! If you are interested, watch the website for Cooper's bio!
I would encourage everyone interested in getting a dog to really look at rescues and shelters. I'll admit that both of our dogs were purchased from breeders, because at the time I thought that was what I had to do to get the breed I wanted. These days, there are so many organized breed-specific rescues out there, that if a pure-bred (or close to it) is what you want, you can find and adopt a dog that would have otherwise been euthanized. And if a pure-bred isn't your thing, and to be honest, some of the cutest dogs I see are mixed breeds, the shelters and rescues are full! You won't regret adopting your new best friend!