(WGHP) — Today is national puppy day, and there are plenty of adorable pups, young and old, up for adoption here in the Piedmont Triad.

The Forsyth Humane Society says they also need people to foster larger dogs. Click here to see their foster page.

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  • Retta (credit: Forsyth Humane Society)
  • Retta (credit: Forsyth Humane Society)
  • Retta (credit: Forsyth Humane Society)
  • Retta (credit: Forsyth Humane Society)

“At Forsyth Humane Society, a foster is someone who temporarily cares for an animal in need. Fosters provide love, attention and care until the animal is ready to come back to the Adoption Center. Fosters are heroes because they help to open a spot at our shelter for the next animal in need,” the FHS said. “Foster care is typically a two to four-week commitment unless the animal has a special need. All supplies and medical care are provided. Please consider fostering a dog or cat for Forsyth Humane Society. It’s easy to get started, and our foster team will work to pair you with an animal that fits your lifestyle!”

Forsyth Humane Society wanted to especially highlight Retta, a special girl waiting for her forever home.

Retta, our blind senior gal is finally ready for her new home! She has had quite the journey since she has arrived at Forsyth Humane Society. Retta sustained some injuries prior to arrival that required multiple surgeries to repair. Now she is ready to find her new home where she can enjoy her retirement years!

Retta’s foster family reports she is housebroken. They suggest a home without other animals and small children. Due to her lack of vision their quick movements often startle her. Retta likes her crate and can be crated at bedtime or when away from the home. However Retta is not destructive so she does not require one. Truly owner preference. Her crate would probably be useful initially while she learns the layout of a new home. The crate would give her a safe space to return to when she is uncomfortable or feeling shy. Retta enjoys leash walks and roaming a fenced yard.

Forsyth County Humane Center

Burlington Animal Services also has multiple dogs up for adoption, ranging from 8 months old to 7 years old. You can find out more about adopting them here.

  • Boss (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Brownie (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Butter (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Fritz (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Handsome (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Larry (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Leroy (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Poncho (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Sasha (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Temptation (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Tyson (credit: Burlington Animal Services)
  • Wednesday (credit: Burlington Animal Services)