Groovy will be ready for adoption (not going through foster care) after he has recovered from his de-sexing work.
Groovy can be excitable to start with but settles. He is calm and relaxed on his walks and is confident around traffic. He is also confident walking up and down the stairs and gets in and out of the car unassisted. He has learned to be calm in the lounge room. Groovy has been socialising with all the different breeds and sizes of dogs, he has not shown reaction so far to the sheep but does find cats quite interesting and we wouldn’t recommend him joining a cat home at this point.
ADOPTION – ( Not through foster care)
Adoption – Self Foster is where you adopt and undertake the role of training 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 foster 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