It's been quite a while since Mr. K and I put in an application to foster X-racing Greyhounds. Our home check had gone well, but due to having the very small, bouncy Hermione, the rescue has been searching for a suitable foster dog for us. Greyhounds by nature are sight hounds and therefore chase small fuzzies and Hermione, despite being a dog, could fall into the "chase" category. So, it has taken a while to find a dog coming out of the kennels who is suitable to live with small dogs.
To be honest, I had given up on the idea that we'd get to foster Greyhounds because of Hermione being a potential chase object. I had originally suggested that our home act as a sort of half way home for hounds who were small fuzzy safe and nearly ready for their forever home. That way, that would open up a more experienced hound foster home for a "raw," as they call it," dog coming straight out of the kennels. That plan had almost been implemented last weekend, but at the last minute, the dog in question was placed somewhere else because they weren't sure how he would have done with Hermione. That is why, when I got a call this morning stating that they may have found us a dog to foster, I was pleasantly surprised.
I don't know anything other than that the dog is a small female. She is being both cat and small dog tested soon and will then be moved out of kennels and hopefully into our home. The woman I spoke to said that she thinks the dog is quite sweet and that the dog may be a match, but she obviously couldn't promise anything. She said that we should find out by the end of the week if this particular hound is small fuzzy friendly.
I really, really hope that she is. It would be so good to actually be able to foster. There are so many great reasons for fostering X-racing Greyhounds, but most of all, knowing that she would be able to get out of the kennels sooner would be enough for me. I'm also so excited that I hope that it doesn't take until the end of the week. That's just my "jump in with both feet" side kicking in. I know we weren't told much about her or given a certain yes because they don't want to get our hopes up, but mine have been slowly climbing since the phone call earlier this morning. I'll have to get those in check.
So, although we have to wait a bit longer, it is good to know that they are still taking our household into consideration when trying to place dogs. Fingers crossed over here that She will be our first ever foster hound.