Foster

We need foster carers more than ever.

A strong network of foster carers allows Greyhounds As Pets to accept more dogs into the program and ultimately find more homes for more dogs.

This video explains what you can expect over the 6 weeks of foster care.

Foster carers play a vital role in helping former racing dogs make the transition from racer to life as a pampered pet. By providing a home for a greyhound for just 6 weeks you will be giving a greyhound the best start to the rest of its long and ha­ppy life.

Greyhounds As Pets are here to support you and your greyhound through the entire process.

Greyhounds As Pets foster carers are provided with everything they need to get started:

  • Collar
  • Lead
  • Muzzle
  • Dry food
  • Bowls (if needed)
  • Bedding (if needed)
  • We’ll even provide a manual! Click here to see the latest version of the manual

Foster caring is a very rewarding experience for both the greyhound and its carers. Over the 6 weeks you will be able to see how your greyhound adapts to pet life. Your greyhound may begin as a very shy and reserved character, but as they become more familiar with you, your home and your routine a greyhound will begin to show you their personality and start enjoying your company even more!

If this is your first experience with the greyhound breed you will want to read through our FAQ’s which will answer most of your initial questions about these 70 km/h couch potatoes.

Browse FAQ’s

How do you get started as a foster carer? It’s easy.

  • Complete this application form, which tells us about you, your home and your lifestyle
  • We will contact you to find a suitable 6 week foster period
  • Prior to getting your dog, you will need to complete a brief online introduction which goes into more detail about the greyhound breed, how to introduce the dog to your home and key things to look out for.
  • Your foster greyhound is allocated to you and you pick up everything you need to get started (as we outlined above)
  • After 6 weeks you can choose to return the dog to Greyhounds As Pets or keep them with you until a suitable adopter is found

Greyhounds As Pets are with you every step of the way and can provide you with advice and support. We can provide additional resources and support over email or over the phone. We also have a dog behaviourist available to assist with more complex matters.

If you’re ready to lend a hand and give a greyhound the best start to the next phase of their life, complete the application form or contact us on gap@grnsw.com.au or 1800 696 377.