Foster Process

Step 1

  • Download our foster questionnaire: DOC PDF

You can save the word version and type away on your computer, then save it to attach to an email. Or you can print out the PDF version to handwrite, the good old fashioned way to post it or scan and email it.

Step 2

Attach your foster questionnaire. And tell us a bit about your home life – family members, ages, any other pets, work hours of all members, type of house and yard arrangement, dog sleeping and exercise plan and your household’s lifestyle.This helps us to find you your perfect match!

If you don’t have access to email, then post it in to PO Box 477, Forestville, NSW 2087. Someone will get in touch and discuss the next few steps.

Step 3

  • We will review the info, get in touch and chat. We might suggest a few hounds that might suit your home and lifestyle, or if you have indicated you have seen a hound that interests you we will be able to tell you if that hound is a possible match for your application. We will arrange a house visit to ensure the living arrangements are suitable for a greyhound and to meet the rest of your family. We have volunteers everywhere so don’t worry about your location!

Step 4

  • A visit to see and meet the greyhound(s) you are interested in is essential, especially if you have other dogs. It is important everyone has a great meet and greet to be in the best position for a successful foster. Sometimes it can be a visit to their foster home, or to our kennels located in Western Sydney. Make sure all your family members come too – especially if you have kiddies.

    We love it when the right hound goes to the right home and always try our best to make sure we set everyone up for success!  If we advise that a hound you have shortlisted might not suitable for your circumstances it is all so everyone is a-ok 🙂 Just like humans, greyhounds all have different personalities and likes and dislikes. Some like small dogs, some don’t mind cats, some love children, and some don’t! We want your new family member to fit in as quickly and smoothly as possible – it’s all about finding your perfect match.

Step 5

  • We ask you to complete some paperwork for the hound to be in your care, and then that hound will stay with you until they find a home (unless there are any issues of course). Greyhound Rescue recommends you stay in touch with updates and photos for their web profile and Facebook promotion and attend Greyhound Rescue events to help them find their forever home. All vet bills are covered as a foster and although we ask if you can help pay for their food, flea and worm treatment – we can help should you desperately require it. Just let us know and we can organise this.

    Often greyhounds do not show their true personalities immediately especially if they have been in kennels or different foster situations. We would expect that during that time you keep your routine as normal as possible to give the dog the best chance to settle in. We would suggest avoiding a time when you are going away on holidays, about to move home, or have extra visitors.

    Please keep in touch with us to let us know how you are going. We are happy to assist with any hiccups or queries along the way, including behaviour issues, suggestions for the best food to use, coats, bedding, exercising etc.

 

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