If you are not contacted within 24-hours after submitting your on-line adoption application, please email email@example.com to inquire about your submission. We want to ensure we have received your request to adopt. Thank you.
Thank you for applying to adopt a retired racing greyhound. The purpose of the Adoption Application is to initially learn as much as possible about you and your lifestyle so we can determine if proceeding through our adoption process is appropriate. The more we lean about you the better we can recommend our foster greyhounds that would potentially be a good fit to your life style. The adoption process typically takes 4 weeks and involves on-line submission of the adoption application, required readings, reference checks, veterinary reference check (if applicable), attending one of our Open House events (if applicable), phone screen, and home visit.
In addition to the information requested in our Adoption Application, Please read our basic eligibility requirements before you apply. Please note: We do not adopt to households with children under the age of 6. Households with children age 6 and older will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Remember that we cannot hold dogs. Adoptions to approved applicants is first-come first-served based on when the approved applicant’s appointment is to meet the foster dog and not based on when the approved applicant calls to make the appointment.
DOG AVAILABILITY. Since the passage on 11/6/18 of the Florida Constitutional Amendment #13, retired racing greyhounds available for adoption have dramatically declined as racing owners are keeping their greyhounds actively racing longer. This scenario is anticipated to change by late 2020 when more racing greyhounds will be retired. Until late 2020, Greyhound Welfare advises that approved adopters will have a longer wait time to adopt. Rest assured Greyhound Welfare has reliable sources for retired racing greyhounds and will continue to bring them in to our foster program on their way to their forever homes. Greyhound Welfare appreciates adopters patience.
Our adoption fee is $325 per dog. (Please Note: Effective 4/1/2020 our adoption fee will increase to $350 per dog.)
Once your Adoption Application is submitted, our Adoption Coordinator will contact you via email with additional information.