ESGAO ensures all dogs are healthy before allowing them into foster homes. All our dogs are spayed and neutered before they go into a home. Each greyhound goes into foster care within a week of arrival or within a week of recovering from any medical procedures (with concurrence from Vet). The foster dogs go through basic training that is normally taught when a dog is a puppy. Foster parents attempt to teach the dog how to live in a house where people may or may not be present during the work day. Some of the foster hounds are living with other animals and/or children.
Once there is interest in adopting a dog in foster care, ESGAO asks the foster family to talk with the potential adopter about the greyhound. This sets the opening for future open and honest communication about the dog. No one can give better information about the retired greyhound than the foster parents!
When a greyhound transitions from foster care to a forever home, ESGAO will provide the adopter with contact information of the foster family, and other volunteers with our group. This gives you the ability to call someone to ask a question, or share a problem, or a delightful story. In addition, the foster parents and other volunteers will call at regular intervals to check on you and the dog. Our intent is to give you an opportunity to get information to you that you may need, easily from friends that have experience in what you are going through, and share our enthusiasm for the greyhounds. The calls are NOT intended to intimidate. We are NOT calling to ensure you are following "rules". We love our hounds, and want to make sure you are comfortable with yours. After all, a happy home and a happy greyhound makes a happy greyhound home.
We are always looking for homes to foster our Greys. If you would like to foster a Greyhound, please let us know, you can use the on-line application below, or call us, or e-mail us. It may be the beginning of a greyt relationship!