Local animal shelters are experiencing an increase in pet fostering and adoptions during COVID-19. As the virus keeps many people indoors, our four-legged friends are offering an abundance of unconditional love and companionship in times of isolation. The more time spent at home can work in a family’s favor by giving the new pet an opportunity to get fully acquainted with everyone, fall into a routine, and develop a genuine bond. All of which increases the likelihood of a forever match.
In an effort to reduce the number of pets returned once stay-at-home orders are lifted, rescues continue to modify their processes and enforce stringent guidelines. I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Warren has even incorporated a virtual element into their application process. For more details, check them out on Facebook.