I've found fostering dogs to be a wonderful experience and it's a great way to help out shelters and rescue groups. Foster homes can teach dogs how to live with a family and can give the pup a much-needed break from shelter life. Some dogs that appear terribly timid or uninterested while at the shelter, come out of their shell in a home environment which helps their chances of finding a forever home. Would you consider fostering a dog? I'm happy to answer any questions, but of course, my viewpoint is through the lens of the regulations run by my local animal groups.