City: State: Zip Code:
Home Phone:      Cell Phone:
What are the occupations of the adults in the household?
Work Hours: to    Work Phone:
What are ages and sex of children?
Are there children who visit on a regular basis? YesNo
Do you own or rent your home? OwnRent Type of Dwelling: SingleDuplexApartmentFarm
Is anyone home during the day? YesNo At night? YesNo
Is anyone in the home allergic to dogs? YesNo
Have you ever owned a dog before? YesNo A greyhound? YesNo
How do other family members feel about fostering a greyhound?
Do you have a fenced area or yard for the dog? YesNo
If yes, type of fence and approx. dimensions (length, width, height):
Do you have a pool? YesNo   If so, is it fenced? YesNo
Do you have a doggie door? YesNo
If not, what arrangements will you have for the dog's exercise and toilet duties?
Please tell us why do you want to foster a greyhound:
Greyhounds are natural hunters and have the potential to hurt small animals inadvertently.
Do you have cats or small pets less than 30 pounds? YesNo
Greyhounds are "sight hounds" and can see an object move at a quarter mile on the horizon. They can reach 40 mph in just over 3 strides. Will you agree to always keep your foster greyhound on a leash and approved RHGA tagged collar when not in a fully enclosed area?
Many foster greyhounds come from unknown circumstances. Even if they are normally well-behaved greyhounds, most have a couple accidents in the house during the adjustment period and some also might chew furniture or other items left within reach. This is a very important reality with fostering. How do you feel about this?
Are you willing to invest your time on continuing training of your foster greyhound? YesNo
Where will the dog be kept during the day? At night?
When you are away from home?
Occasionally we have dogs classified as "Special Needs Dogs" (over 6 years old, shy, past broken bones, etc...). Would you consider fostering one of these dogs? YesNo
Do you presently own any other pets? YesNo
If you have pets, please tell us about them (type, breed, sex, size, temperment, etc...)
How long have you owned the pet(s)?
Are you established with a vet? YesNo      Name:
May we contact him/her for a reference? YesNo      Phone:
May we have a personal reference (preferably someone who owns a dog)?
Racing Home Greyhound Adoption routinely arranges a home visit with all new foster homes homes. The goal is not to check for cleanliness or housekeeping, but to make sure that the home is or could be compatible with the lifestyle of a greyhound. The yard is checked to make sure it is securely fenced, the sleeping area for the greyhound is inspected, and toilet duties for the greyhound are discussed.
Are you willing to have a home visit prior to fostering? YesNo
All the information I have provided on this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete. I understand that falsifying answers on this application, or at any other time during the approval process disqualifies me from fostering.
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