Sammy has been adopted!!!
Week 2 – Foster care summary
Sammy is the most gentle, calm dog and would suit young and old. I feel like Sammy already knows how to be in a family. Although Sammy does need some help getting in to the car. Sammy was friendly when other dog was calm. He did get excited when other dogs ran and barked at him. He hasn’t had any interactions with cats, but has seen a few on walks, he had a long long look but didn’t try to get close.
He is a very beautiful natured dog. Everyone who came and met him also said the same thing.
He would be suitable for children of any age. My grandson is 3 and Sammy was very gentle with him.
Sammy has woken up from a deep sleep and was a bit spooked.
Sammy walks beautifully on a lead. He has learned “wait”, “on your bed” and “back”.
Week 1 – Foster care summary
Sammy has had a very good first week . Hard to believe he is looking for a forever home . Sammy is very gentle and has this amazing purring sound when getting pats and cuddles . He has had time playing with a 3 year old and I would definitely say he is suited to a family of all ages . Sammy walks like a dream only hiccup we had was one evening some kids were letting off fireworks and Sammy was a little unsure of the noise . A little fussy with food and really hasn’t taken to any treats . No bench surfing, a little looking to see but no interest. Sammy loves his toys and sleeps well . Sammy does get startled when fast asleep at night . His soft manner will win many hearts . Sammy also copes well when I’m at work during the day
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 GAP 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