Ever wondered what it takes to be a foster hero? Curious to pick the brains of a seasoned pro? Well, you’re in for a treat because we’re thrilled to introduce you to one of our foster heroes… The Lehner Family!

This dynamic clan isn’t just your average dog-loving household—they’re full-fledged members of our Buddy’s Rescue family! Since joining us back in 2014, they’ve not only adopted two adorable Buddy’s rescue pups into their home but have also taken their commitment to the next level by hopping aboard the fostering train in August 2022.

And let us tell you, they’ve been on a roll! With their hearts wide open and their home filled with love, the Lehner Family has already worked their magic to find a furever home to a whopping 21 pups, giving each and every one a chance at a brighter future.

Join us as we dive into their inspiring insight, learn from their experiences, and celebrate the incredible impact they’ve made on the lives of countless furry friends🐶

What made you start your foster journey?

We kept seeing posts about the need for fosters and the dire situation many of the dogs were in. It broke our hearts. We of course had to talk with our children first about fostering; it was a family decision. Our very first foster dog was a pregnant mom who delivered puppies while she was with us. Since then we have fostered dogs of all ages and breeds!

What do you love most about fostering?

I love seeing a dog find their furever home. These dogs deserve their happy endings, it makes it all worth it!

Any advice for people thinking about fostering?

“Just do it!” Some days are hard or emotionally draining. However, every day you get the chance to save a life and help a dog find a happy ending. The hard days are nothing compared to the happiness in the end!

A heartfelt thank you to The Lehner Family for their unwavering dedication, boundless compassion, and paw-some commitment to our furry friends at Buddy’s Rescue. Your love, kindness, and tireless efforts have made a world of difference in the lives of so many precious pups. We are endlessly grateful for all that you do. 🐾❤️

Want to learn more? Visit Buddy’s Rescue and apply to foster.