Greyhound Foster Home Application

First of all, Greyhound Expressions would like to thank-you for considering fostering a Greyhound. Fostering is a very important aspect of finding forever homes for Greyhounds who are about to enter the adoption community.

Foster homes donate temporary, loving, and responsible homes to Greyhounds until they find their forever homes. The driving need to find Greyhounds responsible forever homes is ever present. As a result, Greyhound Expressions believes all Greyhounds deserve a quality of life and loving homes regardless of age, sex, behavioral issues, injuries, or for whatever reason.

Foster homes take part in a very critical role in the adoption process. The foster family is the first to open their heart and homes to these Greyhounds. The foster family is a Greyhound’s first introduction to life outside the racetrack. The foster family introduces them to their first impressions of the world, which include: life in the home, how to play, what it feels like to be loved, how to love, the opportunity to run free, and more importantly, how to be a family pet just to name a few.

Greyhound Expressions has devised the following application to help us and the potential foster family to determine if you are prepared to provide a foster home to a Greyhound. We extend a warm thank-you for considering this very important aspect of Greyhound adoption.

Name(s):

Address:

City/State/Zipcode:

County:

Home phone number:

Cell phone number:

Best time to contact you:

Number to contact you at:

Primary email address:

Number of adult(s) residing in home:

Ages of adult(s) residing in home:

Adult # 1

Occupation:

Employer:

Hours at work:

Adult # 2

Occupation:

Employer:

Hours at work:

Name(s) and age(s) of children residing in home:


Do you own or rent?

Please describe type of dwelling you reside in:

***If you rent, you must provide written permission from you landlord or condo association and phone number permitting you to foster a Greyhound***

How long have you lived at this address?

Have you ever met or interacted with a Greyhound? If so, where?
 

Does anyone in your household have specific allergies to dogs? yes,  no.

Do you have any pets?

Please list type, age, gender, and breed:


If you have pets, are they spayed/neutered?

If you have any pets, what are their personalities like?


Please list what pets and breed you have owned in the past?


Why are they not with you now?

What characteristic(s) would you find undesirable in a foster Greyhound? Be specific:


What characteristic(s) would you find appealing in a foster Greyhound? Be specific:


Are all members residing in the household in TOTAL AGREEMENT with fostering a Greyhound? Yes    No

If not, please explain why?


Have you applied to foster a Greyhound with any other organizations? If so, please list:


How did you hear about Greyhound Expressions Organization? 

Have you ever fostered a Greyhound?


Why do you want to foster a Greyhound?


Are you willing and capable of providing the funds accompanied with fostering a Greyhound?


Do you have any specific age, gender, or color preference? If so, please explain:


Are there any concerns you have related to fostering a Greyhound? If so, please explain:


Do you understand the foster Greyhound will not be housetrained coming into your home? Yes  No
***However, the foster Greyhound will be crate trained, but must be trained in house etiquette***

Are you willing and able to put in the time and effort in house training the foster Greyhound? Yes  No

Do you agree to administer heartworm preventative medication to your foster Greyhound? Yes  No

Do you agree to take your foster Greyhound to and from all necessary veterinarian appointments, as needed? Yes  No

Do you agree to have an in-home interview and property inspection conducted by a Greyhound Expressions representative? Yes  No

Do you have an enclosed yard? Yes  No

If so, what type and height is the enclosure?

***NOTE*** Invisible fencing is NOT acceptable.

If not, what type of daily exercise and where would you provide for your foster Greyhound?


Will your daily routine accommodate the foster Greyhound’s needs, including accessibility to an enclosed area or lead walking your foster Greyhounds to go to the bathroom no less than four times a day? Yes  No

Please describe the importance of keeping your foster Greyhound under lead (leash) at all times if not in a properly fenced enclosure?


Where would your foster Greyhound stay while you are away from home?

Please list hours your foster Greyhound would be home alone?

Where would your foster Greyhound sleep at night?

Describe the activity level of your home?

Do you anticipate any significant lifestyle changes in the near future (i.e. moving, new job, new baby, traveling, retirement, etc.)?


Do you agree to let all potential adopters come to your home and meet your foster Greyhound where it is most comfortable?


Who would primarily care for your foster Greyhound?

Do you currently have a veterinarian? If so, list name, address, and phone number:


If necessary, may we contact your veterinarian? Yes  No

Please list at least two personal references of someone whom does not reside in your home and their address, phone number, and email (if applicable).

#1. #2.


***Feel free to use this space for additional comments and/or concerns***



Do you agree that all information in this application is true and to the best of your knowledge? Yes  No

Do you agree to all terms of this foster home application?
YES   NO

   

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***Greyhound Expressions reserves the right to reject any application or terminate the fostering process for any reason at its discretion***

Mail to:
Joe & Pam Basile
3384 9th Street
Monroe, MI 48162

**Greyhound Expressions is held harmless for any personal damage or injuries incurred while foster/fosters are in your care and keeping..**