Cooper came into my life on September 24, 2012. I had seen his shelter picture on an Urgent list on Facebook and fell in love with him instantly just from his picture. But I have two cocker spaniels and knew I couldn’t adopt him. The last day he was scheduled to live, an angel from RAIN rescue said that if someone could temporarily foster him until after her honeymoon, RAIN would save him. Without even thinking I volunteered. I live about 30 minutes from the shelter and Lindsey with RAIN arranged for transport for him directly to my house. Then, she spent several hours trying to find a rescue friendly vet near me to do his vetting. RAIN has a regular vet that usually handles their rescues but his office is not close to my home and with trying to juggle working hours of the vet with mine, she went this extra mile to find a more convenient vet that would give the rescue a discount for neutering, shots, etc. She found one a couple of miles from my home! Lindsey and her husband were going to foster Cooper after transport to WA state and they decided to name him Cooper which is a perfect name for him! He seemed to like it and came to it immediately. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Cooper was already house trained and just an absolutely wonderful, perfect dog. We got a crate for him because since he’s still very young were afraid he would chew up things in the middle of the night. It only took about a week for him to adapt to the crate. A couple of weeks went by due to transportation issues that were no fault of RAIN. In the meantime, Pam from RAIN came over to take pictures of Cooper for posting on the web to find him a forever home. During this time, the wonderful RAIN folks stayed in touch with me regarding transport dates. By the end of the third week, I was really dreading Cooper’s departure and began subtly begging my husband to keep him. (he had been adamant that there were to be no more dogs in our house). At the beginning of the fourth week, he realized that he, too, didn’t want to let Cooper out of his life either. So as RAIN’s first Georgia foster family, we also became their first Georgia foster failures and now Cooper is a permanent member of our family. I can’t thank RAIN enough for all they do in saving dogs in our state from high kill shelters. They are fabulous to foster for and are wonderful people. I urge you to open up your hearts and homes to a shelter dog and temp foster for RAIN!