Foster

Could you foster a greyhound?
We are always in need of people to help us to help greyhounds by offering a foster home for a greyhound as a ‘half-way-home’ until we can find a permanent home for the dog. Most of our dogs come from County Kerry but foster homes in Dublin and other areas would be highly beneficial to make our dogs more accessible to potential adopters. If you would like to apply to foster please complete the form below. For more information or just a chat please contact us.

Due to Covid-19, we’ve had to make some changes to our policies and procedures regarding greyhound fostering. After almost 20 years in operation, we know that it is crucial to carefully assess each home offer to have the best chance of making a successful match between a dog and their new family. While we cannot carry out home check visits currently, we will be arranging to video call with potential fosters to view their home and yard, and discuss their specific situation, as well as going for a socially distanced walk in their neighbourhood. It takes time to complete this process with our small team of volunteers, especially in the current limiting circumstances, so please bear with us as we try to answer all queries. Due to travel restrictions we will only be able to accept applications in Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Kerry and Cork currently, but that will hopefully change shortly.

At this time, we are unable to have greyhounds fostered in any home with a child under the age of six years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we now conduct video homechecks as part of our assessment procedure of potential adoptive and foster homes. For families with young children, observing their reactions with a greyhound prior to adoption is critical for HUG, but at the moment it is not possible.

We are also unable to home greyhounds to households with cats or other small animals at this time.
Please keep an eye on our social media as we may be able to amend these policies in the future once the situation changes.
Thank you for your ongoing support.