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 which states greyhounds are allowed in your home.
- 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 12 years of age can be in the household.
- 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.
- The adoption fee –
$500 – Retired Racing Greyhound From Racing Kennel.
$700 – Retired Racing Greyhound From The Greyhound Inmate Experience (aka prison dog).
Other things you should know about working with Greyhound Welfare:
- A fenced yard is not required.
- Stairs are okay.
- Our greyhounds are crate trained from the racing kennel.
- All our greyhounds are up to date on all vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, and are in good health to the best of our knowledge.
- Our greyhounds are heartworm negative. They are on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.
- All our greyhounds live in foster homes where they are initiated to different aspects of living in a home.
- Some of our greyhounds can be trained to live with small dogs and cats. Our foster homes can advise you about the details.
- We perform a phone interview and home visit for each adoption application.
- We prefer that you stay open to which greyhound you would like to adopt, as our mix is constantly changing, and a better-suited greyhound might become available during the course of the application process.
- We follow up with our adopters during the first 6-months of adoption to offer any help or support that is needed.
- We operate a mailing list exclusive to our adopters where you can share information.
- Donations are always needed, and are tax-deductible. Greyhound Welfare is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.