Fostering Saves Lives

Amazing Greys has no kennels and can only rescue a greyhound if a foster home is prepared to take him or her in. Our foster families are the most special people and keep the rescued greyhound safe, love them like their own child and don’t quit on them when things don’t go as planned.

Most of the greyhounds surrendered into our care come directly from racing kennels and are typically 2- 4 years of age. Some had a successful racing career, others were not fast enough, did not chase hard enough or simply injured themselves on the track. Regardless of their age or background, they have no idea how the world outside of greyhound racing works.

Foster families help a greyhound make the transition from racing dog to family companion. It takes a bit of patience, compassion and lots of treats! But fostering is rewarding and there is nothing more beautiful to watch than a scared and clueless greyhound transforming into a playful and confident pup while in foster care with you.

While in foster care, all greyhounds receive vet treatment and get vaccinated, their teeth cleaned, desexed and microchipped. Our preferred vet is the Greencross Heidelberg vet and foster carers take the greyhound there for all vet work however we can also arrange for a local vet. Amazing Greys pays for all vet work.

Every foster greyhound comes with his own collar, lead, harness, bed, coat, bowls and toys. Foster carers only pay for dog food.

Fostering is free and we help you every step of the way. Many greyhounds transition from racing greyhound to couch potato in no time while others have a bit more baggage and need more time and sometimes the help of our behaviourists. If you think of fostering, be warned! It is totally addictive and also about 80% of our foster families end up adopting their foster baby.

Everyone can foster.

Families with a greyhound, no cats and no children under 5 years can foster immediately. Families without a greyhound at home but where someone is home most of the time, e.g. you work part time or from home, can also foster immediately.

Families with small dogs, small children, work full time or have cats will need a bit more time to find a suitable foster greyhound however everything is possible if you are patient.

For more information please email to foster@amazinggreys.com.au and we always desperately need new foster homes.