Hello!! My name is Ally, and I'm thrilled to be attending the short term/ sleepover foster care apprenticeship at CASPCA that begins tomorrow morning. I am the single Foster care coordinator for our shelter in the small, rural town of Taos, NM. We have always used foster parents for nursing mothers, neo natal kittens, surgery recovery, ect. But have never had a full fledged Foster Program. I am fairly new to this position, and the position is brand new to our organization. I became very enthusiastic, and reached out all over our community to recruit new fosters parents, and was thrilled to get a lot of response! However, with our community being so small, most families who would like to foster for us, tend to already have pets in the home. Without any behavioral staff in our facility, I am struggling to place shelter dogs in homes for recreational fostering. I never want to turn away willing foster parents, but need to prioritize safety. Does anyone have any advice, or share this struggle?