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Save a Life! Foster a Homeless Animal.

Today is Peter's lucky day! He was released from MADACC and placed into a volunteer foster home while he awaits adoption through the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center.

Peter, an approximately 7 month old lab/terrier mix, was taken to MADACC as a stray.  Since his owner never came forward, the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center transferred him into it's adoption program and placed him in a foster home where he will be warm, safe and loved.

Peter's foster mom will spend the next few days getting to know his personality.  She will test to see if he knows any commands like sit, stay, or shake.  She will also observe how he responds to various situations, like when visitors arrive, or when another dog walks past the house.  This is all valuable information when determining what type of family may be best for him.  Will it be appropriate to place him in a home with small children, or other dogs, or cats?  

During their time together, Peter's foster mom will also commit to working on basic training.  This will give his adoptive family a nice jump-start to a smart, well-mannered companion.  Everyone wins...especially Peter!

The Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center houses all adoptable dogs in foster homes until they're adopted.  Cats that are not yet adoption ready (pregnant or nursing, recovering from illness or injury, and babies) are also housed in temporary foster care.

The Center relies on the kindness of people willing to open their heart, and their home, to foster an animal that's awaiting adoption.  If you feel like you have a little extra love to give, and want to know if fostering a cat or dog is right for you, email info@milwaukeearc.org to register for a foster care information meeting.  

Possibly interested in adopting Peter?  Check the website, or call the center at 414-421-8881 for more information.

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