Lora from It’s a Dog’s Life posted this as a comment, and I thought it was so good it really should be a main post.

It is true. I am a bridge for these rescue dogs. I love having them in my life, if even for a short time.

I am the bridge
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life
I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you, Matted and sore, limping, depressed, Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek
When your eyes shine
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go – not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever – A new dog needs me now.

~ Diane Morgan