Vita will be ready for fostering or adoption – non fostered after she has recovered from her desexing and health check.
Vita a reserved girl and would not be suited in a loud house of one with small children as there unpredictability would make her nervous, she is unsure around the traffic noises and finds new environments a bit overwhelming. She was calm and settled in the training lounge and was not bothered by the television sounds and enjoyed a cuddle. Vita has no understanding of the stairs or getting into the car herself yet but with patience she will grow in confidence and we are expecting to see her grow in confidence to achieve these tasks in the coming weeks.
If you feel you may be the right person to guide Vita along in her transition to pet get in contact to discuss with our office staff.
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