Foster dogs go home for the holidays

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MURRAY — Robbie Foster and his mom are bringing home a special friend for Christmas day. The Humane Society of Utah is making it possible with their annual event that lets volunteers foster their dogs for the holiday.

The Humane Society of Utah designed the foster program as a way to help their dogs know what it is like to be in a home.

The staff only gets two days off a year — Thanksgiving and Christmas — and they didn't want their dogs to be stuck alone.

"Our volunteers generously volunteer to take homeless pets home from the hospitals and give them a warm bed, some love, and maybe some treats," said Jamie Usry, the director of development for the Humane Society.

The pups will be back after Christmas, but the staff says more often than not the volunteers end up adopting their new friends permanently.

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