Adopting a greyhound from Greyhound Haven generally costs $250 although in some cases, dogs may cost more or less than this. All prices will be noted on dog profiles and any dog priced differently will have a price summary on their profile to explain extra/lesser costs.
When you adopt a dog from Greyhound Haven, you will receive:
Apply to adopt-
Either fill in the email form above or contact us directly to discuss your needs. It is very important to fill in the form as completely and accurately as you can to enable us to help you select a dog most suited to your family.
If we have a suitable dog available for you, the next step is to do a home check. Home checks generally take about an hour and during this time we will check suitability of fences and property, sight identification and any other documentation relating to the adoption (landlord permission, council permits, etc) and discuss care of the dog or any other issues with you. We will generally bring the suitable greyhound with us to allow your family a chance to meet the dog and ensure it gets along well with existing pets.
If your home check was satisfactory, we then complete and sign transfer papers. At this time, you will be required to pay for the dog. Once payment has been made, you will recieve an adoption contract, all other paperwork relating to your new pet, the dogs itself and the dog's equipment.
The two weeks following adoption are considered the road test period. If during this time you have issues that cannot be resolved or the dog is for some other reason unsuitable for your situation, Greyhound Haven will accept the dog back and refund half of the adoption fee.
The obvious goal in any adoption is that the animal remains with its new family permanently and we believe there are a number of ways we can facilitate this, to the considerable benefit of both animal and owner.
Education and support play a vital role in ensuring good ongoing relationships between pet and owner but prior to this, careful matching of animal to situation is another factor.
Considering this, Greyhound Haven operates under the following guidelines for rehoming-
To ensure new adopters recieve everything they need to properly care for their dog, all animals adopted out will be-