Our foster army desperately needs new recuits – could you join them?
Fostering involves welcoming a hound into your home – who has often only known a life in kennels – and teaching them how to be a pet. It is one of the most valuable roles within GAGAH, without foster homes we simply cannot continue to save any hounds!
Introducing the dog in your care to new experiences and assessing behaviours is a vital part of fostering, to help us ensure every hound finds the right forever home for them.
Could I foster?
Many people find if they already have a hound, a companion foster is a great way to go. The existing hound really does help the newcomer learn the ropes and show them that life can be fun! For the foster carer watching a dog blossom is an extremely rewarding experience.
If you do not have a hound, fostering can give you the opportunity to love and care for a dog without a lifelong commitment.
We have foster homes of all descriptions – in town and country, flats and houses. Some have gardens, some don’t. We stipulate no cats or very young children, and dogs should not be left for any longer than 4-5 hours at a time.
GAGAH will cover all vet bills, provide basic kit (lead, collar, muzzle) and food if required. There is always someone available to offer support and advice if required.
What does it take to become a foster?
Patience, and the strength to be able to let the dog move on to its forever home happy in the knowledge you have played an important part in the dog’s new beginning.
I’m in! What next?
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us!