Housing and caring for a mother and her young is time consuming and requires great resources. First and foremost, recruiting a foster that is set up to care for an entire family is challenging. Puppies and kittens are fragile, more susceptible to disease, and can be messy, especially once mom is done cleaning up after them. Fast forward eight weeks and that is a lot of hours and energy in foster care. Multiple vaccinations, deworming, bathing, treating unexpected medical issues, spaying/neutering takes time. So consider the behind the scenes work involved in getting the finished product- your healthy four-legged companion- it’s not just magic.