Fostering Rescue animals for any organization is probably one of the most challenging jobs in Rescue.  The fosterer welcomes a strange animal into his/her home, a largely unknown quantity often with behavioral, medical, or emotional baggage, and provides it with love and a safe haven while it waits for its forever home to come along.  All the while, the fosterer is learning about the animal, modifying inappropriate behavior, and teaching it the rules of successful family life.  And then he/she must let the animal go to its new home.

Fostering for the Thulani Program is even more difficult, because the German Shepherd is taken into the fosterer’s home with the full knowledge that it has only a limited life expectancy, and that heartbreak will soon follow when the dog crosses to the Rainbow Bridge.

“Knowing her days are fewer, makes us do every thing we can to make each one memorable and special. A good reminder for everything else in life!”
Joan Hoover and Jim Rabjohn

This obviously takes a very special kind of person to take on a task like this.

“Every day of fostering a Thulani dog is rewarding.  We provide a comfortable and loving home, but it does not compare to the unconditional love and happiness we receive in return.”
Emily and Dave Leslie

Without any question, our fosterers are our frontline troops.  Without their dedication and strength, the Thulani Program would be absolutely impossible.  So we would like to give a huge SHOUT OUT to this incredible team of stalwarts.

•   Jackie Athey (Mazenda)
•   Valerie and Dan Auerbach (Zane T.)
•    Colby and Jim Bibb (Euripides IV, Solo T. (AKA Otto), Sigmund T.)
•    Nicole Breuner (Angel de San Martin)
•    Jessica Briskin (Thulani)
•    Dorian Brumbaugh (Sweetie, Honey Bear)
•    Kelly Butler (Xena T., Blackie T.)
•    Sharron Daniel (Marie T., Blaze T.)
•    Brigitte and Bill Donner  (Sammi, Kiska, Mazenda, George T.)
•    Cassandra and David Draxler(Roscoe T.)
Mary and Chris Dyball (Gus (AKA Frisco T))
•    Sheila Flodberg (Angelica)
•    Andrea Gerbino (Shadow T, Gabe T.)
Michael Giosso (Hannah T.)
•    Marilyn Green (Scout Finch)
•    Ann Hetherton (Stella T.)
•    Joan Hoover and Jim Rabjohn (Holly T., Martin T.)
•    Bob and Karen Jachens (Reo, Janie T., Koby T., Halo T., Ice Princess T.)
• JJ Jacobson (Moxie T.)
• Diana Kravel (Dahlia (Dani) T.))
•    Patty Lacy (Lady Love, Rosemary T., Rusty T., Baby T.)
•    Emily and Dave Leslie (Duke of the Great Basin)
•    Ginger Lev (Thulani, Woolsey, Katsu T., Janie T.)
Marci Littlefield (Jake T.)
•    Joan Lutz (Gatlin T., Katsu T.)
•    Amy and Mike Matteis (Rambler T.)
•    Judith May (Ol’ Red)
•    Kathy Norman (Blanca)
•    Susan Preston (Janie T.)
•    Cindy and Randy Reid (Traylor T.)
•    Karyn Sabin (Apollo T.)
•    Robert Scarlett (Darby T.)
•    Kaylee Senior (Fiona T.)
•    Pat Skora (Leeway)
•    Mary Louise Snedden (Caroline, Euripides IV, Martin T.))
•    Rob and Debbie Sudduth (California Princess, Gingy T.)
Amelia and Don Summitt (Hawkeye Sr.)
fritS and Letty Vanderlinden (Red Max T.)
•    PJ Vasconcellos (Moxie T., Pancho T., Gabe T.)
•    Suzanne and Jim Wagner (Angel de San Martin)
•    Erica and Loren Walden (Daniella T)
•    Mike Walker and Jancey Thompson (Misty V., Ziggy V.)
•    Blake and Elaine Webster (Buddy D., Pancho T.)
•    April Woods (Madura)

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