Missy has a home waiting once she has recovered from de-sexing and she spends three weeks in foster care.
She has been spending time socialising with the various breeds and sizes of dogs, she is confident and calm walking up and down stairs but requires assistance at this stage getting in and out of the car unassisted. She is calm and settled in the lounge room and loves to cuddle up with you.
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