The process for adopting retired greyhounds after the track is somewhat different than the typical dog rescue group. That’s because the rescue groups that specialize in this dog breed often bring dogs into rescue to meet the requests by prospective adopters. That is to say, the process is reversed compared to the typical dog rescue where the dogs come into rescue first, and stay in foster care until a new furever family is found.
Greyhound Adoption Process
Here are the steps After the Track asks of its prospective adopters:
- Fill out an adoption application.
- Along with a $50 CDN deposit, prospective furever families are asked to print, fill out, and send the dog adoption application by mail. This deposit is used as part of the total adoption fee.
- A representative from the adoption group contacts the family to set up a home visit. The purpose of the home visit is to talk with you and your family in order to ensure the group is making the best possible match.
- To help the greyhound adjust to life in a loving home – something extremely foreign to a dog after the track - the rescue recommends that adoptive homes purchase a crate so the dog has a “safe” place.
- After completing these steps successfully the families are all ready and the greyhound adoption is happily just around the next bend.
The cost to adopt a greyhound from After the Track Greyhound Adoption group in Ontario, Canada is $450.00. This adoption fee is to help our non-profit, volunteer run group continue our good work. The new greyhound family member comes with a brand new designer collar, leash, and muzzle, as well as some dog food to get him started on the right paw.
Greyhounds Ready for Adoption
Meet Luke – his racing name is Lonesome Loot but we call him “Luke” now that he’s finished his working days. He’s a gorgeous fawn boy from Florida, just 4 years old. He was quite an accomplished racer, and now he is a burgeoning snuggle bug! He loves his people. Luke prefers a home without cats or small dogs, and with LOTS of stuffies and squeekies to play with. He’s a sweet boy with lots of love to give.
Meet Terry – Terry Glenn or “Terry” for short is no pun – he really is petite! He is a 2 1/2-year-old gentleman from West Virginia. He adores adults and gentle older children, is extremely friendly, outgoing and smart. Terry is very social with dogs too, and does well with other large or medium sized dogs. He like to hunt and chase so a home without cats or small animals is best.
If you’d like to meet Terry or Luke, contact us through our Furever Showcase
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