Thank you for taking the time to complete this application. Since there are no right or wrong answers, we ask that you respond to each question as sincerely as possible. You must consider the financial, physical, and psychological needs of this long-term relationship and be prepared to honor the commitment. Not everyone should own a greyhound, as the needs of this breed are somewhat different from those of other breeds. They are a puppy in a grownup body and they need your guidance in order to "blossom" and adjust. They're a breed of dog that, once acclimated to life in a home, will prove to be loyal and delightful companions.

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When can you be reached?
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Number of adults in the household Number of children

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Is there anyone living in your home who has pet-related allergies? Yes No

Do you own a home or rent? Own Rent

If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog?

Yes No

Landlord's name and telephone number:

Do you have a fenced-in yard? Yes No

Is the fence at least 4 ft. high? Yes No

Describe the activity level in your home:

Approximately how many hours a day would your greyhound be home alone?

My veterinarian:

City, State, Zip

I hereby give my veterinarian, Dr. , my permission to release information to a GOInc representative regarding the care I give my animals:

Yes No

If you have no veterinarian at this time, please give us a personal reference who is not a family member:

City, State, Zip

Why are you considering adopting a greyhound?

How did you hear about our adoption program?

Do you presently have other pets living in your house? Yes No

If yes, please indicate type, age, and sex of pet(s):

List the dogs you have had in the past 10 years:

Give the reasons you no longer have them:

Please answer yes or no to the following questions:

Do you think of a pet as a family member?
Yes No

A retired racing greyhound may chew, dig in the yard, or steal food off the counters. He's never climbed up or down stairs, and a vacuum cleaner is an unknown.

I understand that a greyhound has never been in a home and will require my time and patience to adjust:
Yes No

We recommend the use of a crate as a training and transition tool. Are you familiar with crate training?
Yes No

If not, would you be willing to learn more about it?
Yes No

I understand that the greyhound is bred to be an indoor pet and cannot live outside:
Yes No

I understand a greyhound cannot run loose ever because it is a sighthound which will instinctively pursue any moving object regardless of danger:
Yes No

I understand that greyhound may chase small animals that come into my yard:
Yes No

Are you willing and able to modify your daily schedule to accommodate a greyhound's needs, such as going outside into a fenced yard or walking on a leash at least three times a day?
Yes No

In addition to a regular life at home, would your greyhound:

  • ...walk routinely with a family member? Yes No
  • ...jog routinely with a family member? Yes No
  • ...go to your place of business with you? Yes No
  • with you? Yes No
  • a playmate for your other pet? Yes No

Once you own a greyhound, would you be willing to fill out a questionnare and receive a follow-up visit?
Yes No

What date can you accept a dog?
Vacation time is best so that you can be home to get your dog settled.