Spanish Greyhound, Podenco and other Sighthound Rescue
About Dog Fostering
Dog Fostering is essential to Project Galgo and we are always seeking foster homes for our dogs. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can help.
Fostering is a very special part of all our dog’s journey’s onto the next chapter of their lives. Fostering is the difference between life and death.
Fostering is extraordinarily rewarding to those who give their time and patience and love unconditionally to help a dog move forward with their life and build trusting relationships within the world they live in.
Fostering is not plain sailing. Fostering requires dedication, flexibility, an ability to cope with the challenges that may arise and an adaptability to each individual dog’s needs.
Our foster carers are invaluable to us in assessment and the unconditional love and support they give our dogs. We provide support to all our foster carers and are only at the end of a phone. Regular contact must be maintained for updates and any required guidance.
Even if you want to foster as just a one off – this is still such a big help to the dogs.
We are always on the lookout for emergency fosters too. If a foster placement does not work out, then it means moving the dog to a safe place temporarily until we find a more permanent solution.
Before submitting the foster application, we ask you to really give the matter some careful thought as to whether you can fully commit to the responsibility of helping a dog in need. This is not to put you off but to try and prevent moving dogs in ’emergencies’ because they are struggling to adapt. Many of these dogs have been abandoned, abused, neglected, many have never lived in a home before – please do not underestimate the time they will need and all deserve, to adjust, to decompress, to begin to heal from their past and build confidence and trust.
To foster, there are few essential requirements:
- Safe and secure fencing (if your property has a garden), to 6 foot, all the way around.
- Someone who is around most of the time.
- No young children.
- If you do have your own dogs, we require their vaccinations to be up to date, or proof of Titre testing.
- A degree of flexibility and openness for support and guidance.
Project Galgo Fostering Form
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