The 27 Stages Of Fostering A Pit Bull

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By Katy Hall

Are you ready to foster a pit bull? If you're indifferent to the biggest face-kisses and the closest snuggles you've ever experienced, you'll have no problem. Otherwise, get ready for the best failure of your life.
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Find the dog who's been waiting in the shelter the longest.
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Celebrate her freedom.
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Let her get comfortable.
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And fatten her up.
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Slowly, give her visiting privileges with everyone in the family.
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Have some pictures taken, so potential forever-parents can see how pretty she is.
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Take hundreds of photos. Then, take some more.
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Post the angelic ones on her Facebook adoption page.
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Snuggle like you've never snuggled before.
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Get used to having your face kissed. All day long.
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Make friends with everyone in the neighborhood...who really wishes they could adopt her.
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Try not to hurt people who ask if you're going to breed that beautiful dog.
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She's done with that, forever.
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Get her muddy...
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...and clean her up.
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Make sure she's on her best behavior at all the adoption events.
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Bring her to work.
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See what your parents think of their new granddog.
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Casually start calling her "our dog" instead of "our foster dog."
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Cry about the day she'll leave for her forever home. But be strong. This is the goal!
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Snuggle her while you talk about it.
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Ask your landlord what he thinks of having another dog in the house. Two is even better than one!
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Best landlord. Ever.
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Tell her she's officially part of the family.
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As if she ever had any doubt.
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You can foster a pit bull. It's not like you'll fall in love or anything.
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Go ahead — just try.
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