FOSTER DOGS CAST A CHRIST­MAS SPELL

The Advertiser - - NEWS - GOR­DON KNIGHT

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.

Pic­ture: MATT TURNER

HOL­I­DAY FUN: Danni Rob­son with her foster dog, Red, at her South Plymp­ton home.

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