Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a retired racing Greyhound. Greyhounds make wonderful companion pets and will give you many years of love and devotion. Adopting a Greyhound is a serious responsibility requiring a long-term commitment. This application has been designed to evaluate potential adopters to ensure that each person who adopts a Greyhound is not only aware of that responsibility, but also to address the suitability and permanence of each Greyhound placed in a home. We have worked in Greyhound adoption for many years and have seen many happy endings, and unfortunately we have also seen a few sad ones. We have only the best interest of the Greyhound in mind. Before signing this application, please know that Greyhounds can live 10 to 14 years, making this a serious, long-term commitment. It is very traumatic for a dog to be returned by its family once it has settled into its new home. Furthermore, note that the Greyhound is not for everyone. These dogs rely on us to place them into appropriate, loving, responsible homes. All adults in your household must agree to this adoption and sign the application. Please read this application carefully and consider the importance of your responses.

GALT does not adopt to families with children the age of six and under unless they are previous greyhound owners or currently have a greyhound. GALT recommends that families with children who are interested in adopting a Greyhound read the book, Childproofing Your Dog: Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children by S. Brian/Wilson Kilcommons. 

There is a non-refundable adoption donation fee of $350.00 (up to age 6), $275.00 (age 7 to 9), or $225.00 (age 10 and up) which is tax deductible.  A $75 deposit is required with submission of the application ($50 of which is refundable and $25 of which is non-refundable).  The deposit should be made HERE and please make note of your confirmation number to enter into the application. The remaining $275 adoption donation fee is due when the Greyhound is adopted. The donation fee includes:

*This test, performed by Protatek Laboratory in Arizona, detects Ehrlichia canis, Babesia canis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme, all diseases prevalent in Texas transmitted from a tick bite. Proper treatment will eliminate this disease; however, if the Greyhound is not tested and treated as necessary, the disease can go undetected for years manifesting itself as different illnesses causing difficult, extensive and costly treatment and premature death.

Please answer all questions to the best of your ability, even if the answer is 'unknown' or 'not applicable.' Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Contact Information

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Deposit Confirmation Number

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Please enter the data of birth for the primary adopter. You must be 21 or older to adopt.

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About You and Your Household

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About Your Residence

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About Your Other Pets and Pet Care

GALT is a proponent of spaying or neutering your pet and in many cases does not adopt dogs to families that have unaltered dogs. Please contact our adoption coordinator to discuss your particular situation if you have unaltered pets. 


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About Your Interest in Greyhounds


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References and Signatures

Please list two references that you have known for more than one year. At least one of your references should be a neighbor. References cannot be family members. If you volunteer for GALT, please use GALT friends as references! To speed up the process, notify your references that they will be contacted so that they will answer their phone.

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By typing/entering my/our name(s) below, I/we affix my/our electronic signature(s) acknowledging that the information supplied herein is true and correct. I/we give Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT), Inc. permission to verify any information contained herein. 

I/We authorize my/our veterinarian to release information regarding my/our pets to a representative of GALT. If the information in this application is found to be false, GALT retains the right to decline this adoption request.

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