Sighthound Adoption and Fostering Center, Inc. (SAFC) is a volunteer non-profit organization which accepts Sighthounds from owners, shelters, dog tracks, and other situations. Some of the dogs are pedigreed, some look and act purebred but have no verification, a few are known sighthound mixes. Most of the dogs are 1 to 5 years old, on average, but we do receive puppies and seniors on occasion. All SAFC listed dogs are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated and dental work performed. SAFC matches families with Sighthounds of compatible temperament and abilities. Fosters whenever possible try to evaluate all sighthounds with cats, other dogs, children, etc
If you want to help Sighthounds we invite you to join our group to learn more about what we do. Foster homes are screened before acceptance. Volunteers are needed for transporting dogs, shelter checks, running a website,distributing posters and pamphlets, writing articles, training and much more!
SAFC services the needs of these breeds: Afghan, Australian Greyhound, Azawakh (Tuareg Sloughi), Banjara Greyhound (Congo Dog), Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound), Chortaj (Eastern Greyhound), Galgo Espaņol (Spanish Greyhound), English Greyhound, Ibizan, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Lurcher, Magyar (Hungarian Greyhound), Pharaoh Hound, Rampur Greyhound, Portuguese Grande & Medio Podengo, Rhodesian Ridgeback, (Lion Hound), Saluki (Persian Greyhound), Scottish Deerhound, Sicilian Cirneco Dell'Etna, Sloughi (Arabian Greyhound), Taigan (Kirghiz Borzoi), Tasy (Asiatic Borzoi) and Whippet.
Come Visit Us!
Sighthound Adoption is at Petco at 179 North Milwaukee Street across from Boise Town Square Mall every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The requirements for adopting a sighthound are simple
First, you should be looking for a house dog and a companion. Our dogs are adopted strictly for house pets and are the finest companions you could ask for. They do not do well outside, since they have no fat nor a thick coat to keep them warm. And, as your best friend, they want to be with you.
Second, you need a fenced yard to protect your dog when it goes outside to relieve itself. The greyhound is totally innocent and will likely be killed on the road if allowed to run loose. You must plan on your dog being confined in the house or a fenced yard. If you walk or jog with it, make certain it is leashed at all times. Often people say they live on five or more acres and they think this should be plenty of room for a dog to live without a fence. This simply doesn't work because of the dog's breeding and extensive training. They can be off your property in seconds
Third, there should be someone with the dog at all times for a few days in its new home. Because many have a track background, the dog may suffer from separation anxiety when left alone. To avoid soiling and damage, we recommend you purchase a crate for housing your sighthound while you're gone for short periods or several hours. We can help you with this. Remember, dogs are den animals and crates are not cruel as they provide seclusion. They were a greyhound's home while they resided at the track and kennel. However, be realistic in how long you leave the dog crated, since it will have to relieve itself within five hours.
Forth, you must keep us informed of the dog's whereabouts, and if for any reason you cannot keep the dog, you must return the dog to Sighthound Adoption, Boise Idaho. We will let you try another, so both you and your dog are happy.
Sighthound Adoption always represents the dog's interests and will not allow it to be put in a risky or compromising situation. We have seen too many tragic incidents occur to people who chose not to follow our advice. If our requirements are not acceptable, you should consider another breed. Finally, we require a minimum non-refundable donation of at least $225.00 for the racing greyhounds to help perpetuate this non-profit rescue program.