FAQs

How to Adopt a Greyhound or meat trade survivor

There are only three Easy Steps to Adoption: Fill out the https://elitegreyhounds.org/application/ available on our website and submit online to us. Invite one of our volunteers and their dog to your house for a “Home visit.” Come to the kennel to pick out your new friend! You can adopt a Greyhound or other breed meat trade survivor after filling out our application, which is available online and pass our screening. After we receive the application, an appointment will be made for one of our reps to come to your home for a field check and to answer any questions you may have. The final step is to visit our kennel and choose your new companion. Most the dogs we have available for adoption range between 2 and 5 years old but occasionally we have senior dogs who are looking for a wonderful home. They have all gone through a complete vet check and extensive temperament training by our team of highly trained volunteers. All dogs have have all been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have had their teeth cleaned if needed. Our adoption fee is a nominal $500.00, which offsets a part of our investment in getting your dog to you. The typical cost of getting a dog ready for adoption is over $1000. This is why donations are so critical for our program.

Any of our Board members or volunteers are happy to assist and advise new owners going forward. Help is only a phone call away. Many of these dogs have left footprints on our hearts too. Thank you for your interest in Greyhound Adoption and we invite you into our Elite Greyhound and all breed meat trade survivor rescue family. 

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Medical bills are a major expense in our efforts to transition dogs from the rescue to adoptive homes. We don’t turn away dogs with injuries that can be healed with proper care and time. As expensive as this prospect can be, there is no greater reward than placing a happy, healthy dog in a loving home. Donations from caring individuals, like yourself, make it possible for us to give these wonderful dogs a second chance. Rest assured that any amount you can spare, no matter how small, will be put to good use and will be “greytly” appreciated. Please use the button below and make a difference in a dog’s life. 
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FAQs

Q:Are greyhounds hyperactive?
A:No! The most common misconception about greyhounds is that a dog capable of such great athletic ability must be in perpetual motion. In reality they are quite lazy and enjoy lounging with the family which is why they are often referred to as “couch potatoes.”
Q: Do greyhounds require a lot of exercise?
A:No! The most common misconception about greyhound or other site hound is that a dog capable of such great athletic ability must be in perpetual motion. In reality they are quite lazy and enjoy lounging with the family which is why they are often referred to as “couch potatoes.”
Q: Do females make better pets?
A:No! Males and females make equally good companions and house train equally fast. The females are generally much more independent and the males are somewhat more affectionate.
Q:Are greyhounds or other sitehound good guard dogs?
A:No! Being bred specifically to be even-temperedand good-natured, they are inherently well socialized. For this reason, they love everyone and generally will not bark at strangers.
Q:How long will it take for a rescued greyhound or other meat trade survivor breed to bond with the new owner and adjust to life as a pet?
A:Greyhounds are very friendly and thrive on human companionship.Consequently, bonding is usually established within a matter of days, and getting used to a new environment and routine may take a few weeks. The older dogs tend to be better mannered from the start, while the younger dogs are generally more curious and active.
Q:Is a rescued greyhound difficult to house train?
A:At the track, racing greyhounds are accustomed to being let out of their crates several times a day to relieve themselves. Because of this, a similar routine in a new home makes house training relatively easy. When the adopter employs patience and common sense, the greyhound’s natural cleanliness will assist in the process. The use of a crate can be of great assistance in helping the dog adjust to a new routine and environment.
Q:Are greyhounds good with children?
A:They are better than most breeds, but not as tolerant as some. If a child becomes over bearingthey will usually walk away rather than snap or growl. However, every dog has its limits. Because greyhounds are gentle by nature, most are fine with children who have been taught respect for animals.
Q:Do greyhounds get along well with other dogs and/or cats?
A:Racing greyhounds have spent their entire lives so far in the company of other greyhounds and may, at first,be confused by another breed of dog. Properly introduced,they will learn to accept and appreciate the companionship of their “canine cousins”. Some greyhounds are good with cats (and smaller breeds of dogs) and some are not. We “cat and small animal test” all the dogs to make sure adopters with cats (and smaller breeds of dogs) get a dog with a low prey drive. We also give new adopters advice on how to introduce their new greyhound to their smaller furry family members.
Q:How much does it cost to adopt a rescued dog?
A:The fee to adopt a rescued dog from us it is $500 and is tax deductable. To begin the adoption process, https://elitegreyhounds.org/application/ and fill out an application. You’ll be glad you did!

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