You can help!
Foster, Donate or VOlunteer
Foster homes facilitate the transition from racing kennel to home life, and teaches the greyhound all about this new world. While in foster care, CFGA learns more about the greyhound’s likes, needs, and dislikes, personality and quirks, which are key to finding the right home for them – and the right greyhound for you!
Do I need to provide my own supplies for fostering?
How long will I have my foster for?
Do I have to use a crate?
A crate is also a useful tool to separate your resident animals from your foster when necessary, and keeps your foster safe when you are not home and keeps them out of trouble.
What are my expectations as a foster?
Our foster dogs should be indoor dogs, they should be fed healthy food, given appropriate access to water and be exercised and socialized in such a way as to create a positive, well tempered dog. Foster parents are also asked to take their foster to appropriate veterinary appointments, made of course with your schedule and location in mind! (But no need to worry about expense – CFGA covers that!)
What if I don’t like my foster dog’s name?
What if my foster needs medical attention?
Otherwise, please contact the Foster Coordination Team and can give you advice or set up an appointment with one of our partnering veterinarian offices, who have sound greyhound experience, and are kind enough to discount their services to CFGA – which in turn helps us keep our costs – and adoption fees! – down.
How can I help my foster get adopted?
What if I need help with my foster?
What if I fall in love with my foster and want to adopt them?
Can I take my foster to a dog park?
Dog parks can be fertile grounds for picking up intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks and bad behaviours, not to mention injuries to a greyhound that is used to running on pristinely groomed surfaces.
Supplies and funding are always enthusiastically appreciated!
- food & water bowls
- belly bands
- dog leashes
- dog harnesses
- crate pads and liners
- children’s comforters
- crates and x-pens (exercise pens)
- dog toys
- poop bags
- gas cards
To donate with cash, cheque, EMT or Interac, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help make arrangements.
Or donate via PayPal here:
Volunteering for CFGA is fun and rewarding. If you have the time and interest to do something greyt, we’d look forward to hearing from you!
We need volunteers throughout Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario for:
- Meet & Greets
Act as a greyhound ambassador at events, fairs, shows, etc.
- Greyhound Walking
Whether for cross-border import, getting dogs to their foster homes or potential adopter visits, veterinary appointments… unfortunately greyhounds are terrible drivers.
From time to time, we have a greyhound who needs a temporary place to stay. If you’re equipped and experienced, maybe you can dogsit for a bit!
We're Crazy for Hats!
Check out these hand-knit matching hat sets for you and your greyhound.
All proceeds go to support CFGA
Until US/Canada land border crossings reopen for travel, we will have no greyhounds available for adoption.
We do not know when these circumstances will change. To be among the very first to know as soon as anything changes, join our Facebook group. Thank you for your understanding!