The Adoption Process

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If you are interested in one of Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire’s girls or boys and would like more information please contact us. We are happy to discuss your requirements and lifestyle and help you to find a dog suitable for you. 


We ask that you complete our Re-homing Questionnaire so that we can get an idea of your circumstances.


We will then contact you to discuss adopting a hound, and who would be suitable for you. We will arrange to meet with you at your home,


The Homecheck


Our homecheck is nothing to worry about, it is not a pass fail test, nor is it a judgement on you or how tidy your home is. The homecheck is about matching you with a suitable hound. The safety of our hounds must always be our priority so if we find anything we are concerned about this will be discussed with you. It may be as simple as a new bolt on the gate or an area of fence that needs to be secured or needs to be higher. We will look at where your new friend will sleep. The homecheck is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions which we will answer with complete honesty. Once this has been done you will be ready for your hound.


Your new hound


All our dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped to Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire, will have had flea and worm treatments and be neutered before being rehomed. They will also have a dental and/or any other care or treatment as necessary. Our dogs are also re-homed with 4 weeks free Petplan insurance.


We ask for a minimum adoption fee of £140 which goes towards the cost of their neuter and vaccinations etc. Each dog is rehomed with a leather greyhound collar and lead, a muzzle, a house collar, a coat and an ID tag.


Support


We offer full support and advice to anyone adopting a greyhound from us and offer full backup should it be required.  Adopting any dog is a big commitment,  we encourage people to take it very seriously. Although we offer full backup we want our dogs to go to forever homes so the decision to adopt shouldn’t be taken lightly. A dog is a big responsibility and requires lifetime dedication so please don’t adopt unless you are committed. We may arrange to come out to do a post adoption home check and we will be on hand to help with any problems or concerns you may have.


Please Note: Donations to Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire are non-refundable.


What to do next?


Please read about our girls and our boys. If you are interested in sharing your life and your home with one of our hounds please complete our Re-homing questionnaire. You can also contact us for an informal chat.