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Adoption Process
 We have established procedures to ensure that retired racers are placed in loving homes with people who will take good care of them. This process was designed with the intention of finding forever homes for greyhounds and to guarantee, insofar is it is possible, that the first placement will be the forever one for all concerned.

Completion of an Application

If, after reviewing the information on this web site, you are interested in adopting a greyhound, you will be asked to complete an Adoption  Application.  Download this one to complete and mail, or call one of the reps to receive an application via regular mail or email.

Visit by a Placement Representative

After your completed application has been received and reviewed by the placement committee, a representative will arrange a convenient time to visit with you in your home. This step is to help us assure that your home environment will likely be a safe one for a greyhound so the placement can be a wonderful experience for all concerned.

Preparing to Place a Greyhound

Before a greyhound is released to the new owner, it is neutered/spayed, receives full dental care (cleaning, polishing, and any extractions that may be necessary), worming,  blood testing, and shots (DHLPP,Rabies, Bordatella and Corona vaccinations).  In addition, each dog comes with a martingale collar and lead, a GPA identification tag, and a book about retired racers in the home setting.

Placement of the Greyhound

When your new dog arrives, you and your placement representative will sign a one-page adoption contract which clearly outlines our expectations of a greyhound home and also helps to assure all parties that, should the adoption not work out for the family - or the dog – the dog will be returned to GPA-RM.

Adoption Fee

We request a $250 adoption donation to help defray the costs of veterinary work, transportation, adoption books, collars & leads, advertising and care of special needs dogs.

Follow-Up

You will be contacted by your adoption rep at regular intervals to offer support and make sure the placement is working for the family and for the greyhound. 

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