Greyhound Adoption Application

Please Note the Following: Greyhound ownership is a serious responsibility and commitment. This application is intended to assist Greyhound Pets of America, Indianapolis (GPA/Indianapolis) in evaluating the willingness and ability of prospective greyhound adopters to meet that responsibility. If you are not willing to put up with some temporary problems, you may want to reconsider whether or not to adopt.

You should expect a period of adjustment. Not all greyhounds adjust as quickly as others. For example, some greyhounds may be more difficult to housebreak. Others may have a tendency to chew and some may be extremely shy at first. Please do not consider adoption if you will not be able to make a lifetime commitment. The greyhound can be expected to live 10 to 12 years.

Please also consider the financial responsibility in adopting a greyhound. This responsibility does not end with the adoption fee. While greyhounds tend to be a healthy breed, there are veterinary costs associated with caring for any dog.

Part of the preparation for adopting a retired racing greyhound is doing the appropriate reading and research. GPA Indianapolis requires one of the following two books be read before submitting an application. The books are "Adopting the Retired Racing Greyhound", by Cynthia Branigan or "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies", by Lee Livingood. Applications submitted without the appropriate reading completed will not be processed. Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this very important step. Your GPA Indianapolis Board of Directors

Applicant Information

Please let us know your name.
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Co-Applicant Information

(Please complete if applicable to your household)
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About Your Household

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About Pets

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About a Greyhound

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Your References

Please Note: Our first check is with your veterinarian to confirm that other pets are current on annual vaccinations and are receiving heartworm-preventative medication. This application will be rejected immediately if after consulting with the above-listed veterinarian, vaccinations and heartworm prevention are found to be not current on other household pets.
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Please list a personal reference (non-relative)

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Adoption Fee

Our adoption fee of $225 covers the cost of spay/neutering, vaccinations (if needed at time of adoption), teeth cleaning, heartworm/intestinal parasite test and a leash and collar. The veterinary services will be performed by veterinarians participating in our adoption program. The adoption fee is due at the time of the adoption.

Acceptance & Submission

I/We understand that in order to complete processing of this application, a representative of GPA Indianapolis will schedule a visit to my/our home to assist me/us in matching the needs of the foster greyhound to the foster home. By submitting this application, I/we agree to such a scheduled visit and all members of the household being present for that visit. I/We have read the comments and responsibilities of the foster home outlined above this application. I/We also certify that all of the information on this application is true and correct.

Finding loving homes in the Indianapolis Area for retired professional racing Greyhounds since 2000