One of the reasons Victoria’s Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is the most successful greyhound adoption organisation in the world is the attention paid to transitioning the former racing dog from kennel life to domestic life, through the fostering program.
To promote the concept, GAP has enlisted the help of one of Melbourne radio’s most familiar voices, 3AW’s summer breakfast co-host Kate Stevenson, to explain the tips and tricks of successful fostering.
Kate’s a veteran fosterer, with 11 dogs under her belt and, to quote Kate, “there will definitely be a number 12.”
The video series features Kate at home with foster number 11 – Bonti – plus GAP’s Volunteer and Foster Coordinator Rose Streatfield. Between them they explain exactly what’s expected of a fosterer, why some greyhounds need it and some practical ideas about how to get the most from the experience.
Many greyhounds benefit from socialisation before they’re ready for adoption. This gets them used to a domestic life, with all of the sights, sounds, and lifestyle we take for granted.
If fostering and socialising a greyhound for about three weeks sounds like something you might enjoy, this video series will explain much of the process.