Meet Simon! His foster mom welcomed him into her home, and after only 24 hours, she fell completely in love with him and decided to adopt him. Simon originally came from Heart and Bones Rescue in New York. Although his previous owners gave him up, he could not have found a better home!

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“I was really hoping when I adopted him to have a companion who would come with me wherever, and he’s just really happy to go along with things,” said his foster mom. “We never really know what dogs are thinking, but I definitely think he thinks I’m his mother.”

Fostering is essential because it helps reduce shelters’ overcrowding and opens space for other animals to be saved. It also helps prepare animals for adoption by giving them a chance to live in a home where they can fully express their personality, work to overcome fears, or recover from trauma.

You can keep up with Simon on Instagram!

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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