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This page was updated on April 16, 2015

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While we are thrilled to have our new kennel up and running, we still endeavor to place senior and/or greyhounds needing a little more personal time and care into foster homes.  Our foster homes consist of experienced volunteers and greyhound owners who provide shelter to greyhounds in their own homes giving them love, tender loving care, transport to vet appointments, grooming and anything else they might need while they are in our system.

Most dogs that are “Forever Fosters?” are dogs that are seniors who have been in our system for a while, sometimes years, or dogs that have special needs above and beyond what many adopters can handle.  Most “Forever Fosters?” are available for adoption, but generally they are only suitable for experienced adopters or those with a very specific home environment.

Our “Forever Fosters?” are listed below.  They are surrounded by people who love them and have plenty of canine companionship at all times. 

If you can't adopt a dog and you'd like to help, please sponsor one of our “Forever Fosters?”. Your sponsorship donation will help defray the costs involved in making our long term fosters comfortable while they wait for their forever homes.

If you're interested in adopting one of these dogs, please contact the Vice President closest to you listed below or click the "Contact for more information" button included with each dog.

N Puget Sound: Marchet Anschell 206-310-8038
S Puget Sound: Chris Nooney 206-228-8942
Northern WA: Janet Keough 360-220-1891
Canada, all areas: Steve Waines 604-882-0432                                  
All other areas: Moira Corrigan 206-718-0475
 

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Check

Check
Check
Tag No: 5593
Registered Name: Greys Checkntime
Date of Birth: October 4, 2003
Color: Brindle
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, not recommended with small dogs
Kid Friendly: No
Location: Foster home
Larger photos:  Yes, click the links in Check's comment area
Comments: Check is sweet, happy, friendly and loves being around people. She is still very active for her age and you would never guess that she is 10 years old. Check was a brood mom and would do best in a home without children. She occasionally likes to play with toys. She has done well with other greyhounds, but can be dominant. Although she has done well meeting small dogs, we do not recommend that she live with them full time. Check is just darling and will melt your heart.  Check was our April Dog of the MonthKennel UpdateCheck loves walks and often goes with our volunteers on walks on some local trails.  She is affectionate and happy – just a wonderful lady!  Foster home updateCheck, or “Checkers” as I like to call her is doing GREYT! She is absolutely a love. She loves people and I have to say, is the easiest dog I have ever had. Check always lets me know when she needs to go outside. She loves to go for walks. She has finally learned to lay down in the car when I am driving. I would never guess that she is 11 years old. She has lots of spunk and loves to play with her animals, she gathers them all onto her bed and then tosses them around! Checkers loves to follow me around and if I had to rename her, it would be Shadow. She is not too good with dogs that are not Greyhounds. She has learned to tolerate my brother’s Puggle, but I would never leave them alone together. She adores my parents Greyhound Bella Rose, but she also likes to eat Bella’s food and bump Bella out of the way…..so she is a bit bossy and Bella is just a good match because she does not mind. When I go to work, I drop Checkers off at my parents, so she gets to spend the day with my folks and Bella.

 
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Sponsored by Marc Savage
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Hansy

Hansy

Hansy
Tag No: 5672
Registered Name: Regal Perseo
Date of Birth: April 21, 2005
Color: Fawn
Cat Friendly: Yes
Dog Friendly: Ok with large and small
Kid Friendly: No
Location: Foster home
Larger photo:  Yes, click the link in Hansy's comment area
Comments: Hansy is a sweet, gentle, loving soul. He loves to lay by the fire or go for short walks. He loves soccer balls and stuffed toys. Hansy needs a home without children as he is space and food protective. He has lived in a home as an only dog and is now in a foster home with other greyhounds and he does fine – he just needs his own space for lying down. He is very affectionate and loves men. Hansy has some old track injuries, which don’t hold him back, but he would do best in a home without a lot of stairs and with a yard. Just a love bug!!  Foster home update: Hans has put on weight since joining our household and is now at his race weight.  He is most handsome.  He has gotten acupuncture for his physical problems.  We have received guidance for his behavioral issues. Hans loves to go for walks.  Only for him it's more of a stroll and smell the roses adventure. Stuffed toys brings him great joy.  With all the merriment not one has lost it stuffing. And he ADORES men.  When Dad arrives home from work; the sun has risen in the sky.  Time to party.


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Sponsored by Jeani Penn

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Perky Jada
Tag No: 5495
Registered Name: Sunsands Perky
Date of Birth: May 29, 2002
Color: Black
Dog friendly: OK with Greyhounds, unknown with others
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: Unknown
Location: Foster home
Comments: Jada is a sweet loving girl with big stand up ears. She likes to be close to her person.  She and Yoda were turned into us as their family couldn't care for them. They were very bonded and would not do well without each other so they were placed in the same Forever Foster home. Unfortunately, Yoda passed away recently.  Jada will remain in her Forever Foster home where she is much loved.


Sponsor Allie
Sponsored by Marilyn Baumann
Sponsored by Joyce Dickison
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Rio

Rio
Tag No: 4729
Registered Name: GLS Redalert
Date of Birth: July 18, 2003
Color: Red
Cat Friendly: Yes
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds
Kid Friendly: No
Location: Foster Home
Larger Photos:  Yes, click the links in Rio's comment area
Comments: Rio is the sweetest older gentleman. He was returned due to the owner’s allergies. Rio has lost sight in one eye and has minimal vision in his other eye. He is on daily meds for his eyes. Rio needs a home without children and needs a quieter home that is easy to get around and with minimal or no stairs. Rio will just melt your heart and is such a love.


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Sponsored by Dave & Sue Webber

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Sunny

Sunny

Sunny
Sunny
Tag No: 5246
Registered Name: Bella Fine Art
Date of Birth: Dec 14, 2001
Color: White/Fawn
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, not with others, see comments
Kid Friendly: No
Location: Foster Home
Larger photo:  Yes, click the links in Sunny's comment area
Comments: Sunny was in a home and returned through no fault of hers. Sunny is beautiful. Sunny is very sweet, loveable and loves attention and to cuddle. She is good with toys and loves walks and car rides. Sunny does not like to share, so would do best in a home where she is the only apple of your eye or one other greyhound. Sunny does ok with other greyhounds, but not other dogs. She will need a home where someone is home a fair amount of time, although she has been left for 6 to 7 hours at a time. She will also need a home without cats or children. Won't you give this beautiful older lady her forever couch? Foster home update: Sunny came to live with us a few months ago, but it seems she has been a part of our pack forever. She turned 13 not long ago, but still likes to do a little "dance" from time to time and let us know life still holds pleasure for her. She does struggle with stairs. My husband built her a ramp to the backyard and she uses it faithfully. He will do the same for the other steps. She is probably the most affectionate of the 4 greyhounds whom we have had in our home. She is the first one to greet me at the door when I come home, sometimes the only one, and if I'm gone for long my husband says she is watching out the window for me to return home. She puts her head in my lap and is simply giving and receiving love. She enjoys her treats, likes to sleep these cold nights with her coat and a blanket over her. She loves walks, though they are a bit shorter now and I try to avoid any of the steeper hills in the neighborhood. She is so funny; she barks when one of her two "sisters" comes close to her bed, but th ey have learned that she is all bark and no bite and lie down with her anyway with no problems. She lets passing dogs know through the windows that they are trespassing on her sidewalk. All in all we are delighted that she is with us and hope she sets a record for longevity.


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Sponsored by Joanne Zbetnoff
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Lady


Lady and Zora

Lady
Tag No: 5458
Registered Name: Lady D
Date of Birth: January 17, 2003
Color: Brindle
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, unknown with others
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Location: Foster home
Larger photo:  Yes, click the link in Lady's comment area plus check out her videos below!
Comments: Lady has become a kennel favorite.  She is a brood mom and is now, well deservedly, retired and enjoying life. Lady is very playful and loves the stuffed toys. She is friendly, easy-going, playful and delightful. Lady will truly melt your heart - just a wonderful, wonderful lady! Lady will need a home without kitties. Lady and Zora are turned out together and do very well together It turns out that Lady and Zora are sisters! No wonder they look so much alike!;Foster home update: I have the distinct pleasure of fostering these two (long-lost and recently reunited) sisters. Zora had been in a home before but for Lady it is a new adventure. They had a ball running amok in my yard and they are really a team. The doggy door was conquered without any help from me ;-)) They blend into my pack seamlessly and have adapted to home life beautifully. They ride well in the car (I think Lady would like to try driving) and are great on a walk. They are a pair and need to stay together. What sweet girls!  (In the second photo, Lady is on the right.) There are many more photos of "The Sister Act" on their past Dogs of the Month feature!!
Lady's video  Lady's video


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Sponsored by Susan Hollingshead, Amanda Crane, Derek Crane and Allie the greyhound (aka “Second That”)

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Tika

Tika

Tika

Tika
Tag No: 5288
Registered Name: Savvy Jody
Date of Birth: March 5, 2008
Color: Brindle
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with large and small
Kid Friendly: Unknown
Location: Foster home
Larger photo:  Yes, click the links in Tika's comment area
Comments: Tika is the most darling little girl. She is affectionate, happy and will just melt your heart. Tika was returned to us in not very good health. Tika has a myriad of health issues, but is such a happy soul. Everyone who meets her just loves her. And she has been so good through all her vet visits and treatments. Since her return she has been diagnosed with Babesia and Valley Fever. Kennel Update: We are treating Tika's Babesia and her Valley Fever. We are also working with a Health Touch healer, an acupuncturist and chiropractor to help her. We are blessed to have so many of these individuals donate their services or part of their services and so many volunteers being willing to work with her as well. We are slowly getting some weight on her. Her medical expenses are still quite large, as you can imagine. Won’t you help us help Tika by sponsoring her. Forever Foster home update:  Tika is doing so much better.  She is at 64 lbs now, her coat is bunny soft, her eyes are bright and full of love and fun.  Tika had a family of stuffed babies that is a constant source of entertainment for me.  She positions them in specific places and groupings.  I just wish I could read her mind.  I've been told by a communicator they make her feel loved and with all the babies she has, she truly is loved.  One time the red/blue bear had been placed in the corner of the dining room for two days away from all the other babies.  I picked him up and said to her can't he come back home, he's sorry for what he did.  Tika took him from me and put him back in the corner.  He had to wait another day! She loves car rides, lying in the sun and visits to the kennel to see her people.  She is a very happy soul.  MEDICAL HOLD

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Sponsored by Patricia Decker
Sponsored by Janet Haarsager
Sponsored by Janet and Ron Foster

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Zoey

Zoey

Zoey
Tag No: 4419
Registered Name:  NS Lisa Labelle
Date of Birth: April 1, 2002
Color: Black
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with large and small
Kid Friendly: No
Location: Foster home
Comments: Alex (now at the Rainbow Bridge) and Zoey were in a home together and returned through no fault of their own. Zoey is darling and petite. That face of hers will melt your heart. She is a leaner and a lover. She can be a little timid at first. She can be a little bossy once she is comfortable, but she is just a sweetheart. The poor baby had to have most of her teeth removed, but she does just fine with some softened food and some loving. Zoey would do best in a home without stairs and some runners on those smooth floors. Zoey does not appear to have separation anxiety, but she has always been with Alex in recent years. Zoey does fine with large and small dogs. Zoey needs a home without cats.  Foster home update: Zoey is doing well. She has definitely come out of her shell. She likes to be queen bee with the other dogs. She enjoys coming in and going out a lot and likes to have the door opened for her. She will let you know if there is anything moving outside, so she may do best in a house with a yard rather than an apartment. Foster home update: Zoey loves to lay in the sun by the bamboo. We have a large yard with lots of different spots and she likes to switch off between sunny spots and shady spots. She finally learned how to use the dog door after several years of having to have it opened for her. She learned it a couple years ago and can now go in and out as she pleases. She seems to enjoy this quite a bit. She still doesn’t mind having the door opened for her and she is good at giving us a look to let us know. She has recently had all of her teeth removed but that doesn’t stop her from being queen bee. I nicknamed her gummy bear. She likes to play with our littlest dog who weighs about four pounds. She’s also happy to let him know when he gets out of hand. They enjoy each other and she will let him curl up next to her and take a nap.   


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Sponsored by Karen Samdahl
Sponsored by Noel Rossouw
Sponsored by Joyce Dickison

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Zora


Zora and Lady

Zora
Tag No: 5478
Registered Name: Dominating Dodgs
Date of Birth: January 17, 2003
Color: Brindle
Cat Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Ok with greyhounds, see comments
Kid Friendly: Yes
Location: Foster home
Larger photo:  Yes, click the link in Zora's comment area
Comments: Zora will just melt your heart. She is an absolute sweetheart. Those eyes and that face are just too adorable for words. Zora has lived in a home for the last approx. 7 years and was turned in to us through no fault of hers. Zora is gentle and happy. She absolutely loves to play with tennis balls and she loves walks. She has lived with another greyhound, but he passed away two years ago. Since then she has been an only dog, but has not often been left alone. She does fine with other dogs out on walks, but has never lived with a small dog. She does well at turnout with the other dogs and she could be Lady's twin - it is hard to tell them apart. It turns out that Lady and Zora are sisters! No wonder they look so much alike! They are turned out together and do very well together. Zora needs a home without cats and is used to a house with a yard. Zora has lived with young children and did fine with them, although she was not allowed to interact with them too often. Won't you give this precious darling girl a forever home? Foster home update: I have the distinct pleasure of fostering these two (long-lost and recently reunited) sisters. Zora had been in a home before but for Lady it is a new adventure. They had a ball running amok in my yard and they are really a team. The doggy door was conquered without any help from me ;-)) They blend into my pack seamlessly and have adapted to home life beautifully. They ride well in the car (I think Lady would like to try driving) and are great on a walk. They are a pair and need to stay together. What sweet girls! (Zora is behind her sister Lady in the second photo)  There are many more photos of "The Sister Act" on their past Dogs of the Month feature!!
Zora's video


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Sponsored by Susan Hollingshead, Amanda Crane, Derek Crane and Allie the greyhound (aka “Second That”)

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