Holly is now going into foster care with one of our experienced foster carers to learn to calm down and smell the roses.
Holly is an excitable girl who is learning to be more calm and settled. She has been socilaising with the medium and larger various breeds of resident dogs but is too rough in her interactions with the smaller dogs. She is looking for a foster home to work more with her introductions and learn to play in a less excitable fashion.
Holly likes her walks and is easy to walk but is also described as being playful and excitable. She walks up and down stairs and jumps in and out of the car with confidence. When in the lounge room she varies from calm and settled to excited and playful.
Holly will benefit greatly from the focused attention of foster care.
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