Greyhound Rescue Charity Seeks Foster Carers in North Wales

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A national greyhound charity is hoping to grow a new network of foster carers across
North Wales and is looking for families who could temporarily care for greyhounds and
lurchers who have nowhere else to go.

Greyhound Rescue Wales is holding an information day on Saturday 6 July in Llanfairfechan, aimed at potential fosterers. The event aims to provide comprehensive information about the fostering process, answer any questions potential foster families might have, and connect like-minded individuals who share a passion for animal welfare.

The charity, founded in 1993, is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming
greyhounds and lurchers. Fostering is a crucial step in this process, giving these gentle
dogs the opportunity to adapt to home life and receive the love and care they need
before finding their forever homes. The charity says the need for homes in Wales has surged since the re-introduction of commercial greyhound racing last year.

Tim Doyle, CEO of Greyhound Rescue Wales, says, “Like many rehoming charities, we have seen demand for kennel spaces skyrocket over the last 24 months. With commercial greyhound racing returning to Wales, we have seen racing kennels under pressure to shift retired dogs out and bring in ever-higher numbers of younger, more profitable greyhounds.

“We only have a finite number of kennel spaces, so fostering is a great way to make sure dogs have somewhere to go in the interim before we can find them their forever homes. Fostering is a fulfilling and life-changing experience for both the dogs and their foster families.”

The event will feature a presentation from the charity’s rescue and rehoming manager,
Nicola Jones, on everything you need to know about fostering a dog. There will then be
an informal Q&A where people will have a chance to chat more about fostering and
discuss any concerns before taking away some more information. If you think fostering
a dog could be an option for you, why not put your name down to attend?

Visit www.greyhoundrescuewales.co.uk/fosterday to register your attendance. The event is free to attend and there is no obligation on attendees to foster a dog.

This is a guest post by Greyhound Rescue Wales. Want to write for us? Visit www.dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/essay-submission or email editorial@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk

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