Adopting a greyhound

If you are considering a new canine addition to your family why not consider a greyhound? Contrary to common misconceptions, the greyhound can be a quiet, gentle loving breed that quickly learns to fit into a family situation. There are two types of adoption available.

Straight out adoption

Straight-out adoption is where you adopt a greyhound that has already spent time in foster care. Our carers introduce the dogs to new experiences that they may not have been exposed to in their racing homes. Foster carers teach the greyhounds about living in their home and gather information about what the dog does and doesn’t like or learn to help us match them to your requirements.

Our straight-out adoption fee is currently $300 for one dog or $500 if you adopt two at the same time. The greyhound comes with the following; de-sexing, micro-chipping, temperament testing, up to date flea and worm treatment, C5 vaccination, teeth polish, nail trim, a coat, muzzle, green collar, a harness and matching leads.

Adoption – Self Foster

Adoption – self foster is where you adopt the greyhounds and undertake the role of fostering (transitioning to your home) yourself, meaning that your dog learns the rules in your home from the start. They settle in, start to bond with you, and learn exactly what you want them to. If things aren’t the right fit then you have 28 days to find that out and you return them to the program along with a completed observation report and receive a full refund and you have helped transition a greyhound to a pet home and gathered information that will assist us to find the right home for them. The greyhound is still desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped, teeth polished, nail trimmed, collar and harness with matching leads, muzzle and a coat and the adoption fee are reduced to $250 for one or $400 if you adopt – self-foster two at the same time. You will receive a green collar and matching lead at the successful completion of the foster phase.

As the costs associated with putting a dog through GAP Tasmania are far more than our adoption fee, we consider the adoption fee as a donation to our program and will in turn go to helping the next dog go through the program and find their own forever home.

As part of the adoption process, you will need to fill out the adoption form (below), which will give GAP Tasmania more information to help us find the right dog to suit your lifestyle. The more information you can provide us with the higher the chance that we will be able to help you choose the right dog to integrate into your household.

GAPTas does assess for cat-social greyhounds and it will be listed on the dogs profile if they are suitable for a cat home.

Dogs will not be held without the adoption agreement being completed and the adoption fee received.