If you’re not prepared to make the leap of adopting a pet, give fostering a try! There are so many animals waiting to be placed, and your kindness can help a lot with their transition.
Fostering a dog or cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you're freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another animal. It can be great practice if you’re hoping to adopt a pet one day but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to handle the responsibility. Also, you’re teaching this animal that it deserves love (which can be difficult for animals that come from abusive situations).