Foster Family Stories


roseL. Rose, Primary Foster to Kelly

“Watching Kelly enthusiastically master new skills has made me such a proud “mama.”  Over the past year and a half, countless people have commented, “What a generous thing you are doing!”  Truth be told, Kelly (and this entire experience) has given me so much more than I have given her!  I am forever grateful to Kelly and to Paws & Affection for affording me this life-changing opportunity.”



chousM. Chou, Primary Foster to Snickers

“The experience has taught our kids about responsibility, time management, patience, and sacrifice for a good cause (and of course they are absolutely in love with their “baby sister”)…Paws & Affection provides an outstanding support network for being a foster family, not only from the back-up foster, but also from the smart, dedicated and wonderful women who run the organization, and train the dogs.”



J. Gibbon, Primary Foster to Nikki

“While we’re sad to see our time with Nikki end, we’re thrilled that she’s being placed with a young girl who will benefit from Nikki’s gentle and loving spirit. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience for all of us – so much so that we’re signing up to foster another puppy who will be arriving in mid-September. We can’t wait!”


S. Chen, Secondary Foster to Snickerssnickers

 “I wanted our young boys to be exposed to animals but in turn this experience has also instilled in them compassion and a sense of social responsibility. They have embraced our commitment to help Snickers become the best service dog she can be so that she can help a disabled child live a more enriching life.”