Little Heroes Foundation is excited to be partnering with the Greyhound Adoption Program SA, an organisation that aims to help re-home retired greyhounds within the local community.
Until December 31st 2019, people and families who are interested in helping foster a greyhound for 6 weeks that register through our Little Heroes Application Form will see a GAPSA make a $500 donation to Little Heroes Foundation when their greyhound passes their Green Collar Assessment. That's right! All you have to do is help a greyhound find their forever home and at the same time, you will be making a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families right here in SA!
Foster caring is a great option for those who cannot or do not wish to have a dog full time, or who just love extra canine company! As part of the fostering process, once registered through our form, the team at GAPSA will match you with a greyhound that suits your current circumstances. This includes whether you have existing pets or small children in the home.
All essentials are provided as part of the fostering program, such as food, their bed, a coat for the winter months, a collar, and a lead. Everything you need to be a successful foster carer is provided to you free of charge!
Greyhounds thrive in a loving home during their foster period, as it helps them make the adjustment during their transition into domestic life. Depending on your circumstances, a greyhound is usually placed with you within approximately 2 weeks of your successful application. Once your greyhound has passed their Green Collar Assessment, it generally takes about 1-2 weeks of matching to find your new canine 'graduate' their forever home.
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(pictured with foster carers Tana and John, and her new adoptive owner)
was the first official foster as part of the Hounds for Heroes
Campaign, after Tana and John were introduced to the program through our
connection with the team at Finesse Built.
Both Tana and John thoroughly enjoyed their experience fostering, saying that "every moment with her [Emma] was funny and full of joy. She was just wonderful!"
Their advice to anyone considering fostering a greyhound was the "just do it, it is a great experience. Nothing scary at all and it is very rewarding!"
“He’s been such a beautiful
boy to have around and seeing him come out of his shell so much in the 4
weeks we’ve had him has been amazing."
it’s extremely tough to let him go, we know we’ve done the right thing
by helping him transition into a ‘home’ environment."
"Please consider fostering if you can! As you can see Indi (our dog) got along with him just fine and he settled in so well.”