If you are on the fence about fostering, let that other shoe drop! Being a pet foster parent is one of the most selfless things you can do and let me tell you why...
I am not going to tell you that bringing a new temporary pet into your house is the easiest thing to do, well it technically is because taking them home is the easy part. The hardest part is deciding to bring them home and making sure the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, parents and children are on board with this whole fostering concept. My very first foster was a extremely pregnant kitty and I had to clear it with the boyfriend before hand but he was on board. I was sooooo excited that this beautiful mama cat was ready to come home with me. Her name was Earth and she had 7 kittens which we helped deliver. These 7 kittens and mama were my world for the next 8 weeks. I was terrified when I first saw Earth grab a kitten by the neck and carry it back to her nest; I thought she was going to eat the baby ( which is not uncommon in the animal kingdom when the offspring are unhealthy and I have seen it happen) but she was being the perfect mother and just protecting her lil' creations. I could sit there for hours and just watch them; first nursing, then exploring, next was litter box training and finally.... it was time for them to be placed up for adoption. All of them were adopted and now are living there lives amongst families that care for them.
Earth was my first but not my last foster. I have brought home a single puppy, abandoned litters of kittens, scared/aggressive teenage cats, adult dogs of all sizes with behavior issues, mama dogs, puppies and all of them are better off for it because they got adopted. During all this time I have 3 dogs of my own one of which shows aggression, anxiety and wants to be alpha. I am not going to lie there have been fights in my own home and not only between animals but within the household but if you feel strongly about rescue and fostering you stand your ground and fight for what is right and what you believe in.