In order to be eligible to adopt, you must meet the following basic requirements.
- You must be 21 years old or older
- You should own your home or have a rental that allows large dogs. If you rent, we will need a copy of your lease or a letter from your landlord at some point during the application process.
- Your other dogs and cats must be spayed and neutered (dogs being shown or bonafide breeders are excepted; we will ask to see titles/contracts.) All pets in the household must be current on vaccinations.
- No children under 6, as we are unsure that this will be safe for your family.
- Your county or city pet limits should not be exceeded (please check this by calling your county animal control office.)
- You must be able to take on the financial responsibility of owning a dog
Other things you should know about working with Greyhound Welfare:
- A fenced yard is not required.
- Stairs are okay.
- The dogs are already crate trained and most are other-dog social.
- All our dogs are 100% up to date on all vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, and are in good health to the best of our knowledge.
- Our dogs are heartworm negative. They are on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.
- All our dogs live comfortably in foster homes where they are socialized, taught how to live in a real home, and constantly evaluated and educated. We know our dogs so much better because we live with them.
- Most of our dogs can be trained to live safely with small dogs and cats. Our foster homes can advise you about the details.
- We perform a phone interview and home visit for each placement. The better we get to know you, the better we can help with placing the right dog in your home.
- We prefer that you stay open to which dog you would like to adopt, as our mix is constantly changing, and a better-suited dog might become available during the course of the application process.
- We follow up with our adopters on a routine basis to offer any help or support that is needed.
- We operate a mailing list exclusive to our adopters where you can swap dog-sitting, vet care information, ask for help, get together for dog runs, or just share stories.
- Donations are always needed, and are tax-deductible. Greyhound Welfare is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.