Foster Highlight: Shelby Arvanitis

We appreciate our fosters and have asked them to share their stories.

Foster: Shelby Arvanitis 

How long have you been fostering? 


Was there something specific that made you want to foster?

My husband and I had applied to become a foster family right before COVID started, once the state ordered the at home mandate we were asked to come take home a dog. We took home our dog Piper, and we spent months at home with her. She was such a positive to come out of such a dull time, we ended up adopting her. We have fostered ever since!

What impact has fostering had on your life? 

Fostering has been a hilarious, adorable and sometimes sleepless occurrence in our lives. Fostering has been nothing, but a positive impact in our lives. We as a team have grown closer, our dog enjoys having a playmate and then returning to being an only child. Plus there is nothing better than getting that message from a previous foster who has now found their forever family!!

Do you have a funny or special story or a special foster to share?

One of our first fosters was actually adopted by a family friend. This adoption meant a lot to us because we had fostered Mavis for almost a month, and loved her so much, plus her and piper were the best of friends. It is great being able to still see her and see how happy she is with her family!