Greythounds of Eastern Michigan Foster Application
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Please complete the form to apply as a foster home candidate. If you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, please call 1-877-GEM-DOGS (1-877-436-3647)
Today's Date *
Full Name *
Full address. Must include street address, CITY, STATE and Zip code *
Home phone *
Business phone *
Your email address *
Best time to call at home *
Best time to call at work *
Occupation/Employer and Time in position *
List names and ages of all children living in your home. *
Please note:
You will be asked to read the book "Living With Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind" by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, if you have you have young children at home.
List the names, ages & relationship of all other persons living in your home: *
How did you hear about GreytHounds of Eastern Michigan? *
Have you ever met a retired racing greyhound? *
Why do you want to foster a retired racing greyhound? *
Do you agree to keep this dog on good nutritionally balanced dog food? Please note: GEM provides a monthly stipend for foster dog food to the foster family. *
Do you agree to keep this dog on Heart Worm preventative year round and to make sure shots and other medical needs are up to date? Please note: GEM will provide the foster dog's heartworm, flea & tick medication, and all necessary vetting procedures at GEM's expense. *
What is the activity level of your household? *
How many hours a day will the foster greyhound be home alone? *
Do you agree to keep your foster greyhound crated when home alone and at night and also agree to continually practice crate training while you are caring for your foster? *
Do you have other pets? If so, what breed, sex, age, and are they spayed/neutered? Additionally, please list previously owned pets and what happened to them. *
What type of residence do you live in? *
Do you own or rent? *
Do you have permission from the landlord or condo association to have a dog? *
If required, will you provide written permission from the appropriate party? *
Do you have a fenced yard? *
If Yes to fenced yard, please list type, size of yard and height. If no, put NA. *
Are you willing / able to provide on-leash walks with the greyhound frequently? *
Who will be the primary caretaker of the greyhound? *
On a scale of 1-5 how would you rate your knowledge of dog behavior? *
Not knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable
Are you able to attend Meet & Greets or other events with the foster dog as needed? *
Does your family anticipate any major lifestyle changes in the next year? If yes, please explain. Examples: retiring, moving, new jobs, schedule change. *
What do you consider a valid reason for giving up a pet? *
Please explain further. If not applicable put NA. *
Are all members of the household in total agreement with fostering a greyhound? *
If no to previous answer, please explain. If not applicable put NA. *
Have you applied to another adoption group? GEM does NOT compete with other adoption groups. *
If you have applied with another group, please explain why you are now applying with GEM. If not applicable please put NA. *
Occasionally, GEM gets an older dog, a previously injured dog, or a special needs dog. Would you be willing to foster such a dog? *
Do you understand that this greyhound may not be completely house trained and are you willing to take the time and energy necessary for house training? *
Please provide the name, address and phone number for 2 personal references and your relationship to each person.
Reference #1 Name, address, telephone, relationship to you *
Reference #2 Name, address, telephone, relationship to you *
Have you read either of these required reading books? *
May we conduct an in home interview? *
Foster Home Requirements
Fostering a greyhound is a commitment to provide the safest environment possible for the dog. To ensure the safety and health of the greyhound, the following "Foster Requirements" must be complied with explicitly. Please do not consider fostering if you will not be able to adhere to these requirements.

1. Required Reading - Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan (ISBN 0-87605-193-X)
2. Additional Required Reading for those with young children - Living With Kids & Dogs Without Losing Your Mind
3. It is vital to keep your foster greyhound on leash whenever it is outdoors, unless it is in a fenced-in area. NEVER "trust" it not to run away.
4. You must keep a collar and GEM ID tag on the greyhound at all times.
5. If your foster should become lost, you are REQUIRED to notify GEM immediately.
6. GEM will schedule the following medical procedures for your foster: DHLPP, Rabies, Bortadella and Corona vaccinations, spay or neuter, Heart Worm test, teeth cleaning, polishing and any needed extractions, and worming. Your responsibilities will include transporting the foster for veterinary care whenever required.
7. You agree to allow potential adoptive families to visit the greyhound in your home where the dog is most comfortable.
8. You agree to participate in Meet & Greets with your foster dog, or make arrangements with the foster coordinator so the dog can meet the public thus promoting a better chance for it's adoption.
I/we have read and agree to abide by the foster requirements. If I/we qualilfy and receive a foster greyhound from GEM, I/we will accept full responsibility for the greyhound. *
I/we also understand that to complete the processing of this application, a representative of the adoption program will schedule a visit to our home to assist us in matching the needs of a greyhound with the needs of our household. I/we understand that a foster dog is the property of Greythounds of Eastern Michigan and if requested to we must surrender the dog immediately. *
I/we understand that as a first time GEM foster family, I/we are required to successfully complete one full adoption cycle before being eligible for consideration to adopt a foster dog in the future. Please note: More information will be shared related to this process if you become an approved foster family. *
By submitting this application, I/we agree to such a scheduled visit and confirm that all members of the household will attend the home visit. I/we certify that all information provided on this application is true and correct. I/we understand that it may be necessary to sign a printed copy of this application before receiving a foster greyhound. *
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