Race name: Near As Quick
Date of birth: 17/07/2018

Tas is a gorgeous smaller 4 year old boy weighing 28kg.

He has returned from foster care and is ready for adoption.


Foster Carer Notes – Week One

Tas has been slow to settle in.  He is extremely skittish and jumps and runs away at any loud noise I make.  He also runs away if I need to take him out of a room and won’t let me catch him.  It’s as if he thinks he has done somethong wrong.  He knows now that he can get outside but I am still reminding him during the day and in the morning he wets inside before I get up.  He loves getting in the car and walks very nicely, although, again, he reacts to trucks etc.  He also gets on fine with Maya and does not bother visitors or children at all.

Foster Carer Notes – Week Two

I think GAP crept into my house in the night last night and swapped black Tas for a different black dog.  He changed so much almost overnight.  He confidently runs through the house and has a happy, almost bouncy disposition.  He goes outside when he wants and if I throw him a ball he will actually bring it back to me.  He will play this game to exhaustion.  He has decided his room will be the dining room and moved all his toys in there. He is very pleasant to walk although he does wander about a little.  He is slowly getting used to random loud noises and when I want him to come to me he no longer runs away from me.  He has also worked out that if he stands quietly beside someone he will get his ears rubbed.


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.

Available for adoption:

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