Fostering over Thanksgiving leads to new home for Richmond dog

Posted at 10:42 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 23:14:30-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Sarah Boyack has a full house this Thanksgiving holiday and 10-month-old Frank the dog is the newest addition.

“This is our third full day with him,” said Boyack.

Frank formerly known as “Puddin” is from Richmond Animal Care and Control.

This is the second year that the shelter has sent animals into foster homes for the holiday.

“We wanted them to not spend a holiday in their cage, and this was a really cool way we thought the community may rally behind,” said Christie Chipps Peters, Director at Richmond Animal Care and Control.



Seventy-three dogs and cats were placed in loving foster homes for Thanksgiving.

CBS 6 caught up with some people who stopped by the shelter Wednesday looking to bring a furry friend home for the weekend.

Elena Brown saw the posting on Facebook and decided to foster a dog, which also is giving her dog a new friend.

“We can all just cuddle, it will be fun,” said Brown.

Sarah and Frank

Sarah and Frank

Chipps Peters said she hopes many of these cases will turn into “foster fails,” where the animal ends up in a permanent home.

That happened to be the case for Sarah with Frank.

“I was pretty much forced by my boyfriend to say I promise I won’t fall in love, and I failed miserably,” she said.

Sarah decided to adopt Frank to make him a permanent visitor in her home, well beyond the Thanksgiving holiday.

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