Foster carers needed

We always need new foster homes to bring the greyhounds on our rescue list into a safe family home.

Fostering saves lives, and there’s always a large number of requests for us to take on a surrendered greyhound. We simply cannot help a greyhound if we don’t have a foster home ready to take him or her. Unfortunately, if we cannot take the greyhound into our care, they are often killed or dumped with dubious people who breed with them; either to breed more racing greyhounds, or to breed a pig-hunting dog (by crossing a greyhound with a bull mastiff, wolfhound, great dane, a working dog breed, bull arab, etc.).

Fostering is rewarding and most foster families fall head-over-heels in love with their foster greyhound. Also, about 80% of our foster families end up adopting their foster dog, hence our constant search for new amazing foster families. But fostering can also be challenging; our greyhounds have never lived in a home before, have no idea how to walk on a lead or how to behave around other dogs. But they are also such gentle and adaptable souls, and most of our new arrivals find their paws super quickly. Occasionally, a greyhound will need a bit more help to settle into family life, but we will help you work through everything with our amazing team of volunteers and our canine behaviourist, Mia Shaw from Smart Dog Behaviour & Training.

Fostering for Amazing Greys is free. There is no need to worry about vet bills and we provide a bed, collar, harness, lead, bowls, a coat etc. for every foster greyhound.

Curious to find out more? Send us an email to foster@amazinggreys.com.au and we can provide more details.