Fostering love: Families help strays become pets

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The three black puppies scampered across the wood floor, stumbling into one another and pushing forward in search of mischief.

Looking for toys, shoes or the family cat, Ghost, the dogs were trailed by their new foster parent, Jennie Springer. She herded them in a general direction and kept them from nipping at each other.

Springer and her husband, Randy, have served as pet foster parents for almost three years. The experience allows them to help house dogs until they can be adopted permanently.

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