Becoming a foster carer

GAP Tas could not operate without our loving volunteer foster carers who open their homes to our dogs. GAP Tasmania Fostering is a great way for animal lovers to experience the joy of having a dog in their life without making the commitment of adopting a dog for life.  GAP Tas are very flexible in how they accommodate those who wish to volunteer as Foster Carers. If a foster carer needs to go away during a foster period or if for any other reason they can’t keep a dog, GAP Tas find a new place for the dog as quickly as possible.

Fostering a greyhound requires little experience, a love of dogs, patience and understanding and a fully fenced yard.  GAP Tas encourage people from all walks of life to get involved in fostering a greyhound. The more diversity in living arrangements we can offer the dogs, the easier it is to match every dog to the right home.

Foster Carers must have access to a vehicle to be able to transport their greyhound to one of GAP Tas’s approved veterinary surgeons should the program manager approve the need for veterinary advice or in the case of an emergency. Foster carers may also be required to pick up or drop off dogs at a meeting point with GAP Tas staff.

Fostering a greyhound from GAP Tas means the dog will arrive desexed, microchipped, C5 vaccinated, bathed, worm and flea treated, teeth polished and temperament tested.  The dog will arrive with a collar, lead, muzzle, coat and ID tag along with a bag of dry feed.

Foster carers receive ongoing support from the staff at GAP Tas throughout the fostering period.

Even if you only foster once, you are making a big contribution to the quality of life of a truly magnificent dog!

If you feel you have room in your home and heart to offer one of our dogs, please complete and submit the Foster Carer Registration.