FOSTER DOGS CAST A CHRISTMAS SPELL
SOMETIMES a dog can just be for Christmas.
Greyhound Racing SA is facing a shortage of greyhound foster carers over the festive period, so it’s holding a Foster Day at Angle Park track today to find people who would like a dog just for Christmas.
Greyhound Racing SA’s “You. Me. 6 Weeks” foster program puts retired racing dogs in family homes for six weeks, helping them transition from life in a kennels and on racetracks to the fun of being a pet.
“I’ve always loved the idea of adopting a dog but I work varying hours and travel quite a bit to see family,” said foster carer Danni Robson, who recently fostered Red.
“The program is the perfect answer for me because I can make a short-term commitment to having a dog, while still working it in with my life.”
The Foster Day lets people meet greyhounds before taking one home. Staff can help match prospective carers with a dog that suits their home and lifestyle.
Greyhound Racing SA chief Matt Corby said: “We give carers a dog bed, bowl, food and a weekly subsidy. All greyhounds deserve to be rehomed.”
The greyhound Foster Day is today, from noon-2pm, at 55 Cardigan St, Angle Park.
HOLIDAY FUN: Danni Robson with her foster dog, Red, at her South Plympton home.