WE ADOPT GREYHOUNDS (WAG, INC.)

FOSTERING APPLICATION

 

Thank you for your interest in WAG's Fostering Program and for taking the time to complete this application. Its purpose is to determine if you and a greyhound will be compatible. Since there are no right or wrong answers, we ask that you respond to each question as sincerely as possible. While WAG provides financially for its foster dogs, and representatives are available for advice and guidance, fostering a Greyhound is a serious commitment. Retired racing Greyhounds are essentially puppies in grownup bodies, and they need your guidance in order to blossom!


Name(s): 
Address:
 
City:       
    State: 
   Zip: 

Phone - Home:    Cell:        Work: 

Good times to reach you by phone: 

Occupation:

Employer:

E-mail address: 

Number of adults in household:            Number of Children in household:

List the ages of any children who will be interacting with the foster Greyhound on a regular basis:

Is there anyone living in your home who has pet-related allergies? 



Do you own a home
or rent ? (Please check the appropriate box.)

If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog?

Landlord's name: 
Landlord's phone number: 

Do you have a fenced-in yard? (WAG does not require this) If "yes", is the height of your fence at least 4 feet?

Describe the activity level in your house? (quiet, active, etc.)


Approximately how many hours a day would the foster Greyhound be home alone?

Are you willing and able to modify your daily schedule to accommodate a Greyhound's needs, such as going outside into a fenced area or walking on a leash to perform bodily functions at least three times a day?



Why are you considering fostering a Greyhound? What are your expectations from fostering?


Do you have any time limit on fostering?


Have you ever owned a Greyhound or other sighthound? (This is not necessary to foster for WAG).


Have you ever fostered an animal for another adoption or rescue group? If yes, please list approximate dates, what species of animal, and what group.


How did you hear about WAG's fostering program?


Did you contact any other greyhound adoption groups?



Do you presently have other pets living in your house?

Please indicate species, age, and sex (spayed/neutered?) of all your current pets (not just dogs), How long you have
 had them, and Where you got them (i.e. breeder, shelter, etc.): 



List the dogs you have had in the last 10 years:


Give the reasons you no longer have them:

If you currently have pets please give the name of the animal hospital and veterinarian you use:


Animal hospital / Veterinarian Phone (with area code): 

Please be sure to contact your animal hospital / veterinarian to alert them that a WAG representative will be calling, and to give your permission for the animal hospital / veterinarian to release information regarding the care of your animals to WAG.

If you have no veterinarian at this time, please give us the name, address, and phone number of a personal reference who is not a family member: 



Please respond yes or no to the following questions:
Do you think of a pet as a family member?

Are you familiar with crate training?
 
If you are not, would you be willing to learn more about it?
WAG recommends the use of a crate for foster dogs as a training and transitional tool.

Do you know how to deal with Separation Anxiety?

I understand that a foster Greyhound has never been in a home and will require my time and patience to adjust. (He may chew, dig in the yard, or steal food off counters. He's never climbed up or down stairs, and a vacuum cleaner is an unknown).
I understand that a Greyhound is bred to be an indoor pet and cannot live outside.

I understand that a Greyhound cannot run loose because it is a sighthound and most sighthounds will instinctively pursue any moving object regardless of danger. 

I understand that I can not use a tie-out or a Flexi leash on a Greyhound.

I understand that a foster Greyhound may chase small animals that come into my yard.



Please indicate your preference as to sex
and age of dog.

Do you have any other preferences?


Date you can accept a foster dog?
    



Upon approval, applicant will be asked to sign the FOSTER HOME AGREEMENT.



Please allow a few days for a WAG representative to contact you. If you have any questions please contact WAG at Fostering@weadoptgreyhounds.org or 1-877-595-0991.




I hereby certify that the information given on this application is true.