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Adoption Application
Pet ownership of any kind is a serious responsibility. Anyone who adopts a Greyhound should be aware of his moral, physical, and financial responsibilities to the dog. Not everyone is right for Greyhound ownership. Please read all information below before submitting your application.

There is a non-refundable adoption donation fee.

DOMESTIC RETIRED RACERS = $375.00
GALGO'S (SPANISH GREYHOUNDS) = $750.00


$50.00 is due when you submit your application. (Refunded if application is denied.) with the remainder of the adoption donation fee due when the Greyhound is adopted. For senior dogs (10 years or older) the donation fee is $225.

To Begin Adoption Process Online:
1. Submit your $50.00 Application Fee* via PayPal by clicking on the donate icon below.
2. Complete and Submit the Online Application Form
*Application fee is promptly refunded if your application is denied. To find out more about what the donation covers, please read about costs on the adoption process page.

NOTE: Forever Home does NOT hold dogs UNLESS THE DOG IS NOT YET NEUTERED OR SPAYED in which case you would need to pick the dog up no more than 1 week after the scheduled Vet appointment. There is a $100.00 HOLD FEE rather than the normal $50 application fee, which is deducted from your final adoption fee at time of contract signing. ***Hold fee is NON refundable***

If you prefer to submit an application by mail, please download, print and complete the adoption application pdf

Applications may be mailed to:
Forever Home Greyhound Adoption
213 West Fulton Road
Middleburg, NY 12122

You may also fax the completed application to 518-261-6366

ONLINE ADOPTION APPLICATION

APPLICATION DONATION DEPOSIT*: $50.00
NOTE: You must submit your $50 Adoption Application Deposit (by clicking on the donate button below) BEFORE your application can be processed!

IMPORTANT: AN APPLICATION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS IT IS COMPLETE AND A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE HAS BEEN PAID. IF YOU ADOPT A GREYHOUND FROM FHGA, YOUR $50 APPLICATION FEE WILL BE CREDITED AGAINST ANY ADOPTION FEE PAYABLE AT ADOPTION TIME. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS WITHDRAWN BY YOU, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND. ALL APPLICATION FEES WILL BE DEPOSITED IN FHGA'S GENERAL OPERATING FUND. IF FHGA DECLINES YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY REASON, WE WILL REFUND YOUR APPLICATION FEE.

FOREVER HOME GREYHOUND ADOPTIONS, INC
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADOPTION TO ANYONE.

Interested in Adopting a Spanish Galgo? Read this first

*Your application will NOT be considered unless we have recieved your application fee.
About You and Your Household
Name of Primary and Co-Adopter:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email:
Fax:
Home Phone:
Mobile/Cell Phone:
Employer - Primary Adopter:
Employer - Co-Adopter:
Work Phone - Primary Adopter:
Work Phone - Co-Adopter:
Name of contact person who can always reach you:
Contact Phone:
Number of adults in your home:
List children and their ages:
Are your children respectful and gentle to animals?


Name anyone in family allergic to dogs or cats:
What is the activity level of your household?



About Your Residence
Describe the area in which you live:


Describe your residence:

Condo/Townhouse


  
How long at present residence?
Do you:

If apt. or duplex, is there a size/pound restriction?


If you rent or lease, do you have permission from your landlord to have a dog?


Landlord's Name:
Landlord's Phone:
Do you have a completely fenced yard?

Fence Type:
Fence Height:
Are you aware that Greyhounds must ALWAYS be kept on a leash or in a completely fenced area?

If your yard is not fenced, what sort of exercise will your Greyhound receive?
About Your Other Pets and Pet Care
What other pets do you have? (Type, Breed, Name, Age, Sex, Altered)
If you own a cat, is it:


What kind of dental care do you provide your pets?
Do you have a veterinarian?

Is s/he familiar with Greyhounds' special needs?



Veterinarian's Name:
Veterinarian's Phone:
Veterinarian's Address:
What last name and pet name are the records under?
Did you have other pets in your home previously?

Please describe what became of them:
Have you ever adopted from any other adoption group or shelter?

If so, which one?
Phone number:
Is there a legal ordinance in your area pertaining to animal/pet ownership? (i.e., leash laws, required vaccinations or dog licenses, etc.)
About Your Interest in Greyhounds
How did you hear about our organization?
What made you choose a Greyhound?
Do all adults in the household agree to the adoption?

How long have you considered adopting a Greyhound?
What is your purpose for adopting? (Mark all that apply)




Who will be responsible for the care and training of your Greyhound?
Approximately how many hours would your Greyhound be alone each day?
What arrangements will be made for your Greyhound when you travel, or if you are absent from your home for an extended period of time?
Where will your Greyhound spend its time during the day?
Where will your Greyhound spend its time at night?
To provide food, vaccinations, dental care, registration, and medical care for this Greyhound, how much do you anticipate spending (yearly)?





What type of personality/temperament do you think would best fit your household and lifestyle?
Which would you prefer?


If you have a preference, why?
Do you have any preference regarding age or color?
Do you have a preference for a particular dog?
Occasionally an older Greyhound or one with special needs is available. Would you consider adopting such a dog?

It may take SEVERAL WEEKS for a Greyhound to adjust to its new home. Are you willing and prepared to allow this much time?

A home visit may be required. Do you agree to allow a Forever Home representative to do a home visit and make post-adoption phone calls?

When would you be ready for a dog? (It is advisable to have at least three days available when you first bring a Greyhound to their new home. This helps with the transition.)
What do you consider valid reasons for giving up your greyhound?












What research have you done about the breed?
Are you willing to return your Greyhound to FHGA if you are unable to keep the dog?
*Please note: this is not an escape clause for the adopter to use in the event of medical issues or old age of the dog.


Please list any additional comments that you would like for us to consider when reviewing your Greyhound adoption application:
If you have paid a non-refundable $100.00 deposit for us to hold a dog, please indicate his/her name as it appears on the featured dogs page:
Your References
Please list two references that you have known for more than one year. At least one of your references should be a neighbor. References cannot be family members.
Reference 1:
Name:
Address:
City, State:
Zip:
Phone (day):
Phone (evening):
Reference 2:
Name:
Address:
City, State:
Zip:
Phone (day):
Phone (evening):
Your Authorization and Signatures
I/We authorize my/our veterinarian to release information regarding my/our pets to a representative of Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions. Further, by typing/entering my/our name(s) I/we affix my/our electronic signature(s) acknowledging that the information supplied herein is true and correct. If the information in this application is found to be false, Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions retains the right to decline this adoption request.
Primary Adopter:
Date:
Co-Adopter:
Date:
SPAM CHECK: PLEASE TYPE THE NUMBERS 7 AND 11 IN THIS BOX WITH NO SPACES  

 
 
Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions is Dedicated to finding Loving Permanent Homes for Retired Racing Greyhounds, Built On A Foundation of "FOREVER"
518-261-7025 / Cell 518-428-3254 | Fax - 518-261-6366