Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Pet foster care a win-win, good for mindfulness and loneliness, and it’s on an upward trend with families confined to home

  • Fostering pets, even for a short stay, provides purpose, as carers develop a sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Creative play and bonding with an animal lowers stress levels and feelings of loneliness and isolation

Topic |   Wellness
Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Agnes Ng with her children, pets and fostered rabbit at her home in Stanley, Hong Kong. Pet fostering has become common around the world, and in Hong Kong now there are more would-be fosterers than there are pets needing fostering. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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