Pandemic Puppies: Fostering During COVID-19

Written by on August 10, 2020

Pandemic Puppies: Fostering During COVID-19

By Stephen Jiwanmall

August 10, 2020

Photo | Lindsay Makos via Stephen Jiwanmall / WLVR

The pandemic has heightened the need to foster dogs, and an Allentown teacher is doing her part – 19 and counting. WLVR’s Stephen Jiwanmall reports.

Lindsay Makos says she’s found joy in the form of tiny furballs that need a home. Her wedding had to be postponed because of COVID-19, so she started fostering puppies to cheer her up – and now, she can’t stop.

“When you rescue a dog, shelter dogs are so accepting of your love and just crave it,” she said. “I just love dogs. I would do this all day, all the time.”

She’s currently fostering a trio of mixed-breed siblings that she’s named after The Beatles: Paul, George and Lennon. (Check out photos and more on Makos’ Instagram account HERE.)

What started as one pup turned into three – and then, five at a time. She fosters through a Northampton County dog rescue called  Pibbles Paws Safe Haven 

Makos says the pandemic turned out to be the perfect time to fulfill a lifetime goal.

“When you see how happy the families are, and they have kids that have wanted a dog their whole life, and you know that they’re getting a good dog, because you taught them, it feels so good to be able to help when I’m stuck in my house, and I’m not doing anything else,” said Makos.

Her wedding is now a few weeks away. Makos says she’ll take a break from fostering – but not for too long.

Pibbles Paws Safe Haven says the rescue needs fosters before it can start taking applications for adoptions.

However, Paul, George and Lennon are currently available for adoption. To apply, click HERE.

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