Foster carers are the backbone of the Greyhounds As Pets program. Foster Families open their hearts and homes to greyhounds by being the first home environment that the greyhounds are introduced to before a permanent loving responsible home is found for these dogs.
The Greyhounds As Pets program always requires foster carers. No special qualifications are needed. Just a little love, a lot of patience and a fenced yard. Fostering means taking a greyhound for a period of 4-6 weeks. If you would like more information about fostering, please read our Foster Carer Information Pack.
During this time GAP will provide food, a bed, coat, collar, leash and muzzle for the greyhound.
Foster carers help the greyhound adjust to life as a pet - they teach them basic house manners. Assessment of the greyhound is an important part of helping GAP make sure that the right dog goes to the right home. Foster carers introduce their Foster greyhound to things like vacuum cleaners, glass doors and stairs. Remember that life in a kennel can be a pretty sheltered existence and your home will offer many new experiences for most greyhounds.
Most greyhounds have never really learned to play in the same way other dogs do as their lives have been all business. Giving them time to learn how to play with suitable toys is a vital part of adapting the greyhound to life as a pet. If you think you would be able to help a Greyhound become a loving family pet we’d love to hear from you.
Email us or call the office on 9458 4600.
Facts and Trivia
Did You Know: Greyhounds are mentioned in literary classics such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Shakespear’s Henry V and Merry Wives of Windsor.