Adopted: May 2010
Suburb: East Brisbane
Becoming a Foster Carer
GAP is always looking for Foster Carers!!
Foster carers are pivotal to the ongoing success of the GAP green collar program.
What does it take to become a foster carer for GAP?
Just a little love, a lot of patience together with a 150 cm (5 foot) fenced area with a covered area that allows your fortser greyhound to get out of the weather! Fostering means taking a Greyhound into your home for a minimum of 4 -6 weeks and possibly up to six months while we match the foster dog to the best forever family we can find. During this time you will be provided with food, equipment and all veterinary advice needed for the Greyhound. GAP is generously provided with mince from Big Dog Pet Foods and kibble from Optimum for our foster dogs. We do ask that on occasion, our foster carers help out by transporting their foster dog to vet appointments and by picking up the food from distribution locations. We will also ask you to provide a weekly update on the progress of your foster by email. If you can only take a foster dog for a shorter period please let us know when arranging your foster so we can accomodate your requirements.
Foster Carers help the Greyhound adjust to life as a pet. This includes introducing the dog to new things such as vacuum cleaners, glass doors, stairs, other pets in the home, etc.
Assessment of the Greyhound is an important part of helping GAP make sure that the right dog goes to the right home. The math is simple: the more foster carers, the more Greyhounds re-homed.
If you think you might be able to help a Greyhound become a loving family pet, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to include a mobile number and we will aim to contact you within the next 3 working days.
Please see our GAP Fostering Testimonials below for first hand recommendations:
|How Adopting One Led to Fostering Many|
|Fostering: A Testimonial by The Denisons|