Shelter Dogs to Get Temporary Homes So They Can Celebrate Thanksgiving With...

Shelter Dogs to Get Temporary Homes So They Can Celebrate Thanksgiving With Families

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Thanksgiving may be a holiday for humans, but that doesn’t mean that these pups don’t want to get in on the fun too.

This Home For The Pawlidays program is a sweet new initiative that pairs shelter dogs with temporary foster homes for Thanksgiving week.

The project, which was created by the Lifeline Animal Project in Atlanta, Georgia, is finding families to take in 20 of their loneliest shelter dogs for the coming week.

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Fostering animals is an invaluable resource for rescue shelters – it gives dogs a break from being in shelter cages all day long and it gives foster parents and shelters a chance to learn more about the pup’s personality, which may help encourage a family’s decision to adopt in the future. If shelters know whether a dog likes to play or be around children, they can then help connect the pups with prospective pet owners who might be more drawn to those traits.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the pups will have a chance to relax, spend time with a family, get out of the cage, and maybe join in on the feasting as well.

Plus, they will be exposed to a whole new group of people who might feel compelled to adopt them into loving homes.

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The best part about the program? It’s basically free.

“We’ll provide the pet supplies, vet care and support you need,” says the organization’s website. “You just provide the love!”

You can keep up with the pawesome holiday fun of the 20 lucky pups by following the #LifeLinePawlidays hashtag.

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(Photo by Lifeline Animal Project)

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