Meg is an older girl who is very friendly but not over the top. She is happy to spend time by herself and very much enjoys relaxing on her bed inside. We do believe Meg would prefer a home as an only dog, she can get a bit growly these days.
Meg has spent a few days in a home environment – walking daily, going to a dog wash facility, visiting the local cafe and meeting new people. She knows her bed, happy to spend time alone, allows you to take the dog bowl away, didn’t have any accidents inside at all and is a relaxed girl who is not overly timid. She is easy to walk and settled inside a home, she would ideally love a quiet home so she can relax in her twilight years.
ADOPTION – Self Foster
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 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