17 Animals That Broke Down Resistances And Took Over Their Foster Home

  • By Asad
  • November 27, 2020
  • 5 minutes read

There’s this convention among people to look after some strays or animals that need to be adopted for a while until they find their forever home. These are called their fosters, who, as the name implies, foster the animals until they’re ready to be fully adopted. Fortunately, we’re not telling success stories of animals getting adopted because who knows how that will end up, instead we’re telling stories of foster families failing to do what they were supposed to.

At first, this sounds like a terrible thing, like they didn’t get adopted, but far from it! It’s fortunate that they failed because instead of being temporary foster homes, they became their forever homes, and people are going wild for it all over Instagram. Using the hashtag #FosterFail, they were able to regale the internet with stories of how they were once just a foster family who eventually became their forever family. It’s the cutest thing you’ll see in a while.

Source: Instagram

#1 “Lil Pillow found a home! Turns out she was in it all along. #fosterfail”

Over on Alive, they outline why growing up with animals is important:

Nugget isn’t the first dog owned by the Arbos. A few years ago, Kale went through the loss of their 16-year old Shiba Inu, Mooki, who was blind and deaf, and eventually suffered a debilitating stroke that left her unable to move her hind legs. Jen and her husband decided to include Kale in the process of putting Mooki down, where Kale learned about euthanasia and the role it can play in responsible pet ownership.

#2 “My mommy is signing some pretty important paperwork! Does anyone have any guesses as to what it’s for?! #fosterfail”

#3 “#throwbackthursday to the first day I brought him home at 10 weeks old. Thank you to @legacyofhopedogrescue for allowing to me be his foster mom first, then full time forever mom after major #fosterfailure ❤️????”

When the Arbos decided to get another dog, Kale needed to adjust to owning a new pet, one who suddenly needed more attention and exercise. “It was a real life-changer to recognize that Nugget was a different kind of dog,” says Jen. Now it’s common to see Kale talking to Nugget about video games or narrating play-by-plays of what the cat’s up to, and Nugget is happy to be involved. “Nugget’s not going to tell him to be quiet,” says Jen.

#4 “Three years ago today we foster ‘failed’! Iris was part of our second litter of fosters ever. Her siblings, Barry Allen, Cisco, and Caitlin were adopted before her. We couldn’t get her out of our minds and kept checking in on her, and when her adoption fell through, we went back and adopted her ourselves. ????⁣”

#5 “At least one good thing to come out of all of 2020 … we are officially #fosterfails Happy Gotcha Day Layla! ????????????”

In fact, speaking with pets, says Brown, is a very good thing, as it shows recognition that the animal has its own mind and its own free will. “Sometimes we might be embarrassed or we might think we’re being ridiculous if we talk to our animals, but that very thing, that humanlike connection with an animal, is what makes animals benefit us,” says Brown.

#6 “???? Happy Gotcha Day to Willow, 14 years old (estimated), who joined our pack as our first-ever foster four years ago today. She had been found as a stray in Tennessee and brought to NYC. We love you so much Willow! ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

#7 “And … we are officially foster fails (if you couldn’t already tell! ????)! Happy Adoption Day Jax!! Welcome to your furever home! ????????

#8 “Introducing Mr Tibbles, foster fail bebe. His littermates all found homes but this one worked his way into my heart and this is the result.”

#9 “My first ever foster fail, Danny!! He’s my 19th foster kitten so I held out for a while. I tried to put up a defense, I really did. ????”

Brown is also a proponent of animal rights. She notes, “We talk about what animals do for people, but it’s important that we talk about what people do for their animals. “Pets can benefit us, but we have to give them something too. We can’t just bring them into our lives and expect they’ll make us better. We need to actually care for them,” says Brown.

#10 “I am officially a #fosterfail today! Happy official #gotchaday”

#11 “Well I was supposed to foster this cat but….. her name is Wednesday and she has six toes what was i supposed to do?!Show me your foster fails so I feel better about having zero self control!”

#12 “This is Gizmo and out of the 40+ cats and kittens we’ve fostered in the last year and a half, he’s our first (and ONLY) foster fail! We just can’t let him go ???? he’s my quarantine baby and he saved me ????”

#13 “Grew too attached to my foster, Teddy, to ever say goodbye. #adopted #fosterfail”

#14 “The latest foster fail… I may have a problem … but I think she’s settling in.”

#15 “After 8 weeks together Noushka and Misty are no longer fosters…….but official new members of our family! #fosterfails”

#16 “???? Kisses for his new mommy!Rick – now named Kobe – has been adopted by his foster. #fosterfail”

#17 “This is Kit. He was a stray. I told myself I wouldn’t keep him. And then I moved across town to a new, pet-friendly apartment and kept him. MASSIVE foster fail.”

What did you think? Tell us down in the comments if you’ve ever had a foster fail like this!

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