Ralphie is a fun-loving, 2 year old male pug who desperately needs a foster home right now. KPR has been using funds to have him boarded so that he doesn't get taken to a "kill shelter" for over a week now. I bet a nice, soft bed would sure feel better to Ralphie than a cold, bare cage. Some human contact, love, and affection would be nice as well. The problem is.. there are no available foster parents to take Ralphie in right now until he finds his forever home.
If you have been thinking about owning a pet or getting another one for a while now, fostering for KPR is a great way to "test the waters"- so to speak. You can try your pet out before you make a final purchase. If you apply and are approved as a foster parent for KPR, KPR takes care of ALL the pug's medical expenses, etc. while they are in your care. The ONLY responsibility you have is to provide temporary shelter and food. Of course it doesn't have to be temporary if you decide you just can't part with your foster pug (that's what happened with G-Man and I) because they are just too darned cute (trust me... you might just decide this). In the case that your foster might have just found their new forever home at your house, all you have to do is let KPR know you want to adopt before another family is interested.
Take a few moments to seriously consider changing a pug's life forever, even if your role in that is to just provide warmth and love to a pug for 2 weeks out of your life. Foster parents are in high demand, possibly more so than ANY other form of contribution to KPR right now. Consider your life and priorities, and if you see even a small opening in your busy week, think about giving your time to make a difference.
Go to http://www.kentuckianapugs.com/
You can view pugs available for adoption, much like the ones you would be fostering if you decide to take this amazing and life-changing opportunity.
As a side note, you choose what pug(s) you want to foster. No pug is ever forced on you, nor are you ever singled out and asked to take a pug. Information about a pug available will come to all volunteers and foster parents. If you are interested in that particular one, you just reply via email and let the coordinator know. From there, arrangements will be made for the pug to be transported to you. I've attached some pictures of Wrigley, our once foster pug, who eventually turned into our adopted pug. We have never once regretted this decision.