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Adopting from NSGA - The Process

NSGA has an established process that is followed for each adoption. We want to ensure that we have taken the time to get to know our adopters so we are better able to match them with greyhounds that are a good fit for their families.

Applying for Adoption

Prior to making the decision to adopt a greyhound, we suggest that potential adopters attend a meet and greet or join in a fun run or a walk. This provides the opportunity to spend time with retired racers and their owners, and to find out more about the breed and about our association.

Once the decision is made to move forward with adopting, the next step is to complete and submit an APPLICATION. There is no administration fee charged to apply, and the application is not a contract nor in any way does it obligate you to adopt a dog.

Within a few days of submitting the application, an NSGA adoption representative will contact you to arrange a PHONE INTERVIEW. During this interview, we will try to get a more detailed picture of your family and lifestyle.

If at the conclusion of the interview both the applicant and the adoption representative agree to move forward, arrangements will be made for a HOME VISIT/FENCE CHECK by an adoption representative for your area. The home visit gives the adoption representative a chance to meet all family members and to ensure that there is a securely fenced yard. It gives the adopter a chance to see a greyhound in their own home and to have some 1:1 time to ask practical questions regarding the introduction of their new family member.

We have adoption representatives in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary. If there is no adoption representative in your area, we will arrange a more detailed phone interview, followed by a brief home visit from an adoptive family in your area, when possible.

Meeting our Greyhounds

A racing greyhound usually retires between 2 to 5 years of age and the majority of the greyhounds we have available will be within this age range. While awaiting adoption, our greyhounds are in experienced foster homes. Fostering provides us with greater insight into the personality of each greyhound and how they interact with children, other dogs and cats.

Once your home visit is completed, your adoption representative will arrange for you to meet greyhounds that are good matches for your lifestyle.

Adopting your Greyhound

Our non-refundable adoption fee as of June 1, 2016 is $500.00. As this fee does not cover the actual costs incurred, NSGA fund-raises throughout the year.

Prior to adoption all NSGA greyhounds are examined by a local veterinarian. All dogs are spayed/neutered, have their teeth and ears cleaned as deemed necessary by the veterinarian, and have their nails trimmed. Their vaccinations (both rabies and 4-way vaccines) are brought up-to-date as necessary, and they are de-wormed and treated for other parasites such as fleas and ticks.

The greyhounds go home with a one-piece martingale collar/leash combo, a tag collar with an NSGA ID tag, and a plastic turnout muzzle.

See the cost comparison.

After the Adoption

Our adoption representatives will provide you with on-going telephone support as you settle in your new family member. However, if for any reason you find you are unable to keep your greyhound, you do agree to return him/her to NSGA for rehoming.