Agro will be ready for adoption after he has recovered from his desexing in early July.
Agro is only a small boy but he packs some real personality into his small stature. He is excitable when playing so better suited in a home with medium to large dogs and children that are a bit older as he could accidentally knock over a little person. Agro is walking calm and relaxed on his enrichment walks, he is a pro at the stairs and walks up and down with confidence, Agro loves a ride in the car and jumps in and out unassisted. Agro has been hanging out with Dexter the rough collie, Toby the dalmation and Dora the harrier hound as well as with the other greyhounds. He has socialised with the whippet, bassett hounds, beagle cross and the shitzu’s as well. Agro has is confident with all the people he has met. Agro was too excitable around the cats to consider living with them at this point.
Agro is available for adoption, he hasn’t been in a foster home so you would be responsible for teaching him the finer details of the home. Agro will head to foster care if an adoption home doesn’t come up.
ADOPTION – Not through foster care
Adoption – Self Foster is where you adopt and undertake the role of fostering yourself, meaning that your dog learns the rules in your home from the start. They settle in and start to bond with you and learn exactly what you want them to. If things aren’t the right fit then you have 28 days to find that out and you return them to the program along with a completed return report and receive a full refund and you have helped transition a greyhound to a pet home and gathered information that will assist us to find the right home for them. You will receive a collar, lead, muzzle and coat plus the adoption fee is reduced if you foster adopt.
The reason behind Gaptas fostering a greyhound out prior to offering them for adoption is to prepare them for the many different situations & experiences they will encounter in their new life as a pet. The other aim of foster care is to gauge & provide feedback on the dogs temperament and responses to different situations to determine the most appropriate home to suit the dog. The entire foster period is an information gathering phase as well as setting firm rules and boundaries to help the greyhound transition.
To help the dog along we ask of the following in foster care.
- House training
- Sleeping on their own bed
- Walking calmly on lead
- Walking up and down stairs
- Get in and out of a car
- Alone time
- Basic commands – No, On your bed, Wait