David Aanderud's Blog: Foster Dog Adoption in Seattle, WA

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Foster Dog Adoption in Seattle, WA

Foster Dog Adoption in Seattle, WA

Foster Dog Adopt Seattle 

Adoption of any dog is a noble thing and if you are truly looking for the best fit for your home, consider a foster dog first. Thankfully there are several adoption organizations in Seattle to choose from when you want the perfect addition to your family. There are many reasons for you to choose a foster dog for adoption instead of going to the pound, reputable breeder or a pet-store.

  • A foster home provides a more stable and realistic environment.
  • The foster parent can give you a report as to what issues to watch out for.
  • By adopting a foster dog you open that home up for another animal to move out of the pound and into a foster home.
  • A foster dog usually comes with skills. Socialized with other animals, crate trained, potty trained and knowledgeable of basic commands such as sit, down and stay.
  • There are millions of homeless dogs, many of which came from reputable breeders and puppy mills and many of which end up in foster homes.
  • Adoption can help to shut down inhumane puppy mills.
  • You can find a dog of any breed, age, color, size, etc...there is no reason you cannot get the dog you want through adoption.



Meet Oscar!!!

This gorgeous young pup was found in a garbage can by Seattle police about 5 weeks ago. He has been in a foster home ever since learning from two adult dogs and in a stable home. He is up for adoption now through the Seattle Animal Shelter. Oscar is most likely a pure-bread Pitt Bull Terrier. Often times people pay breeders up to $800+ for these dogs and he can be adopted for $150. Not that cost should matter since the cost of ownership is much higher, but clearly adoption is a better economic decision.



Adoption of a pre-owned pet is a great option however finding the correct match for your needs can be tricky. Luckily there are some tools and basic guidelines that you can use to ensure you find a dog that is right for you and your family.

  • There are multiple compatibility quizzes that can be found on-line.
  • Ask the foster parents as many questions as you can think of!!!
  • Take the foster dog for a test drive! Many adoption organization offer a grace period between you and your new family member.
  • Start slow. Your new dog will need time to adjust to its new surrounds and accidents may happen.

There are so many choices out there but some are better than others. Do something selfless and adopt a foster dog!!!!

Here are a few websites you can use to find your next adopted family member:



 From my adopted (foster) family to yours....Thank you!

Adopted Dogs

Comment balloon 7 commentsDavid Aanderud • September 03 2009 10:55AM



What a wonderful blog and Im sure Oscar will find a home in no time!!!  

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 11 years ago

Hi David,

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Posted by Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner (KEIRE Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Posted by Lorena Westervelt, Co-Founder/Co-Owner (Van West Realty) over 11 years ago

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! Enjoy yourself, learn from others and share your experiences and knowledge with all of us! I look forward to reading your blogs in the future!

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Posted by The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate (Keller Williams Greater Omaha) over 11 years ago

Here is an update....Oscar has been adopted!!!!

Posted by David Aanderud over 11 years ago

Hi David! Really great meeting you yesterday at RainCamp and the Black Bottle. Just found this post of yours, and how timely it is for a real life situation next door. Family forced to remove their puppy--curly-haired black labrador) to my neighbor's backyard. Barks, barks, barks. I suggested an adoption program, then left town for RainCamp. I do believe I need to do a post on this subject for Localism in Sequim and Port Angeles.

Posted by Sherry Siegel, Managing Broker, EcoBroker, ABR (BrokersGroup, serving Sequim and Port Angeles) over 11 years ago