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HSCTX: Community encouraged to foster a shelter pet for Valentine’s Day

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 12:52:26-05

WACO, TX — The Humane Society of Central Texas is asking the community to foster a shelter pet for Valentine’s Day as part of #FosterFebruary.

"There are currently over 100 dogs at the Waco Animal Shelter who would love the chance to spend Valentine’s week in a loving home," HSCTX said.

Foster families provide a temporary home and "lots of love to a homeless dog who needs time out of the shelter to decompress and be their true selves."

There is no monetary cost to being a foster family.

You can foster for HSCTX whether you have a yard or no yard.

"The only risk to fostering is falling in love, which is not a bad thing during Valentine’s week!" HSCTX said.

HSCTX currently has 50 foster homes, and they are looking for 50 more by the end of February.

If you are interested in fostering a shelter dog for as little as just one week, make an appointment for a meet and greet at www.humanesocietycentraltexas.org.

"Bring everyone from your household, including your kids and dogs, and Pet Matchmakers will find the best possible foster dog for your lifestyle and family," HSCTX said. "Fostering is a small commitment that can change the life of a shelter dog, and yours!"

HSCTX is open 1-6pm on Mondays, 11am-6pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10am-5pm on Saturdays at 2032 Circle Rd, Waco TX 76706.

Masks and social distancing are required, and you must bring your dogs and your children, according to HSCTX.