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.

Are you over 18?:

Where did you hear about HUG?:

Have you fostered a dog previously?:

If yes, which rescue did you foster for?:

Most of our dogs tend to be between 1 and 5 years of age although occasionally we rehome older dogs. Do you have an age preference?:

Would you prefer your dog to be male or female?:

If you are suitable, would you like to be considered to foster more than one greyhound?:

Is your home a:

Are you an owner or renter?:

Do you have a fully enclosed garden?:

If no,can your garden be enclosed?:

What is the height of the fence at the lowest point?:

Who lives with your? Names of other adults:?:

Ages of children in household:

Other pets? Please give details:

Do any young children visit regularly?:

If yes what age(s) are they and how frequently do they visit?s:

Approximately how often and for how long would a dog in your care be left on its own at a time?:

Approximately how much exercise would you give a dog in your care? Weekdays:

Weekend Exercise:

Have you or anyone in your family ever been convicted of abusing or being cruel to an animal?:

Do you have any plans for::

How important is it that your foster dog is comfortable with children?:

Do you have or have you had, any health issues or conditions which may affect the type of dog you feel would be suitable for you?:

If you have already had a homecheck from another rescue please give the details here (including the approximate date) as we may not need to do another homecheck.

If you have, or have had animals before, which veterinary practice do/did you use? Are you are happy for us to contact them about you if we wish to?:

May we contact the Vet for a reference?:

Do you have a timescale in mind for fostering a dog?:

Is there any other information which would be useful to us?:

I consent for Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds to retain my personal details in order to be contacted regarding greyhound fostering.: