Ready to adopt a greyhound? Fill this form out and submit it and a volunteer will get in touch with you. Want to submit your application offline? No worries. Just print this form out, fill it in and mail it to the address at the bottom of this page.
Note: All fields are required unless stated.
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Work Phone Number (optional)
Work Phone Number
How did you hear about our organization?
Have you applied to or are you working with any other greyhound adoption groups? If so, which group(s) and when did you apply?
Why do you want to adopt a retired racing Greyhound?
Do you prefer a specific age, color or sex for your greyhound? If so what are they and why? Would you accept a substitute?
Occasionally an older greyhound or a greyhound with special needs is available. Would you consider adopting such a dog?
Please list the type, age, sex, size and breed of any other pets that will be living in the home with the greyhound.
What pets have you had in the past and why are they no longer with you?
Adopting a greyhound is a life-long commitment. In rare cases, there may be reasons for giving up a dog. What do you consider valid reasons for giving up a pet? Please check all that apply:
ChewingFleasBitingDiggingHome remodelingExpenseHouse breaking issuesToo rough with childrenDestructivenessMovingHaving a babyOther (explain below)
How many children are in your home?
What are the ages of your children, if any?
Note: GPA-NoVA does adopt to families with children. Special attention is provided to help find the right match between the family and the dog. GPA-NoVA strongly suggests proper training in all situations where a greyhound and young children will be living with each other. Each adoption is treated as a case-by-case basis depending on the specific situation of each home.
How many adults are in your household?
What are their work hours?
Are all members of the household in total agreement with this adoption?
If not, please explain:
Who will be the primary caregiver for your greyhound?
On a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being calm and 5 being very active, please rate the activity level of your household:
What type of home do you have?
Single FamilyTown HouseCondo/Apartment
Do you own your home or rent?
Note: If you are renting or living in a condominium/apartment, you must provide a copy of your lease and/or written permission from your landlord/Condo Association granting you the right to have a dog over 50 pounds. Only the following file types are accepted: pdf, jpg, bmp, png and upto 5MB in size.
Do you have a completely fenced-in yard, or is there any part of your yard that is completely fenced-in?
This is not required, but something we look at during the home visit to see if there are any areas of concern. Each adoption is treated as a case by case basis.
If you answered yes to the above question, please describe the type of fencing, height, and approximate size of the fenced area:
Does your family anticipate any major lifestyle changes in the next year (such as retirement, travel, new baby, moving, new job or schedule change)?
If you move, what will you do with your Greyhound?
Are there stairs in or around your home that your Greyhound will have to go up and down?
If you answered yes to the above question, please describe:
All families will be required to obtain a crate for their new Greyhound. Would you agree to purchase, rent or borrow a crate for your Greyhound's safety and protection when you are not at home?
Please describe the importance of keeping a retired racing Greyhound on a lead when outdoors in an unfenced area:
Please describe your feelings about tying or chaining a dog outside:
Please describe the importance of keeping a Greyhound as an indoor dog:
Are you willing and able to take your Greyhound outside to relieve itself 4-6 times a day?
What would be the maximum length of time your greyhound would be left on its own?
What would be the earliest date that you would wish to accept a Greyhound?
Please list the best time of day we may contact you to discuss this adoption at length.
Please tell us anything about yourself that you feel might help us in placing a Greyhound in your home.
Are you agreeable to a home visit prior to adoption and a later follow-up visit?
Are you willing and able to spend the funds necessary for greyhound ownership over the lifetime of the dog (for food, medical bills, etc.), in order to keep the dog in good health?
Please list your veterinarian's name, address, and phone number.
Is your veterinarian familiar with the unique characteristics of treating a Greyhound or other sighthound?
Please list two references who do not live with you and are not related to you. One of these references should be an emergency contact whom we could notify if your Greyhound should become lost or found and we could not contact you.
Home Phone Number
Work Phone Number(optional)
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Greyhound Pets of America - Northern Virginia (GPA-NoVA)
PO Box #231445,
Centreville, VA 20120-9997
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