Fostering Dogs

AFG are often seeking dedicated, experienced foster carers for greyhounds and lurchers and very occasionally other breeds.

Please let us know if this is something that would interest you and a home check will be carried out by one of our representatives.

Where a dog is seeking a foster home AFG will take into account children and other animals in the family as well as your work and holiday commitments etc.

A hound identified as suitable for a particular foster home will be introduced to the carer who will be expected to sign a Foster Agreement form.

The hounds bedding, coat, collar (including identification tag), lead, bowls, grooming equipment and food will be provided by AFG. The cost for items paid for by the carer will be reimbursed by AFG.

Veterinarian appointments will be at a time arranged between AFG and the foster carer that is suitable for both parties and the cost for treatment will be covered by AFG.

Essentially fostering is about looking after a hound as if a family pet, so the hound becomes familiar with being part of a family and is socialised until such time a permanent home is found.

Length of foster care can vary from a few weeks to several months and when AFG wish to introduce the hound to a prospective forever home, collection of the hound will be at a time convenient for both AFG and the foster carer.

And yes, many foster carers become attached to their hounds and want to adopt them permanently. That is why we are often looking for new foster carers!

Please note: we prefer our foster homes to be within a maximum 20 mile radius of Norwich and often for there to be another dog in the home for company.

ADVANCED CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Our two main Campaign Events for 2017 are:

  • “REMEMBER RUSTY” WEEKEND April Sat. 29th and Sun. 30th and Mon. 1st May
  • “GREYHOUND REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND” July Sat. 22nd and Sun. 23rd

Please see the our ‘How you can help’ section for more details and contact AFG if you would like some of our awareness leaflets for distribution or display.

Please help with the WWW (Winning Words in the Workplace) campaign.