Steps to adopting a retired racing greyhound from Greyhound Crossroads in SC, NC and GA.
Checkout this video about adopting a greyhound!
Our adoption process:
Make Sure A Greyhound Is The Right Breed For You:
Greyhounds are very unique and not like other breeds you may have owned in the past. We don't want to get a dog returned because it doesn't suit your lifestyle or isn't what you expected. Please read through the articles on our website under the heading "Adoption" and ones that apply to you under "Information". Also check out our Links page for more articles to read about the breed.
Fill out our application to give us info we need to help you find the right greyhound.
An adoption rep will get in touch with you within a few days about scheduling a visit with you to answer your questions. If an adoption rep lives in your area we like to do the visit in your home so we can point out any potential hazards to a greyhound when we are there. We would like to meet with all family members if possible so that everyone gets the same information. We also like to meet your current pets to get an idea of their personality
Meeting a greyhound:
When the application and visit with you have been finished you can officially get in line to meet and adopt a dog. Adoptions are done first come first served. Dogs move fast so it is very important to schedule a meeting as soon as possible with the dog you are interested in. Other people are waiting to adopt so we absolutely can't hold dogs if you can not come to meet them right away. If you are unable to meet dogs right away, don't get your heart set on a specific dog. Dogs come in every 2 weeks or so and we will find the perfect dog for you when you are ready to adopt. After you meet a dog you have 24 hours to think about it and talk it over with your family. It is a big decision and we want you to be sure. If you are coming from a distance to meet the dog we will waive the 24 hour "thinking it over" period.
Once you have decided on a dog we ask that you make arrangements to pick it up as within a few days. Our foster homes are a scarce and valuable resource. As soon as you pick up your dog, another greyhound will move into its' place. For this reason we cannot board or hold a dog for you. Please wait to meet dogs and decide on one until you are actually ready to adopt! When you pick up your dog you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay our $250 adoption fee. The adoption fee covers any vetting your greyhound required. In most cases spay or neuter, dental, shots, heartworm, heartworm preventative and wormer. Your greyhound will come with its vet records, rabies tag, greyhound crossroads ID tag, and its kennel muzzle. You will need to provide or buy a properly fitting martingale collar for your greyhound and a leash. Our adoption reps stock martingale collar and leash sets for $15 for your convenience.