Fostering hope for Golden Retrievers (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

After plenty of visits to the vet and unconditional love, Faith's health was restored. She enjoyed the rest of her life inside the Evanchyk home where "she got along beautifully" with the family.

For anyone looking for a first-time dog, Golden Retrievers are the perfect canine breed, said Steinmentz.

"They're the best with kids," she said. "They're loyal and smart. They don't have what I call 'Lab craziness.' "

"They're very laid back," Evanchyk added. "They don't sweat the small stuff. They want to be where people are — they're just gentle, loving dogs."

Fostering also allows you the chance to "try out" a dog before committing to adoption. Although, if you're anything like Steinmentz and Evanchyk, you'll most likely adopt any dog that enters your house.

"Try fostering, the one you have been looking for might come through your door," said Steinmentz.

"Open up your heart and home to a Golden in need," Evanchyk added.

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