Adopting

If you are considering a new canine addition to your family why not consider a greyhound.  Contrary to common misconceptions, the greyhound is a quiet, gentle loving breed which quickly learns to fit into a family situation. There are two types of adoption available.

Straight out adoption

Straight out adoption is where you adopt a greyhound that has already spent time in foster care. Our carers introduce the dogs to the new experiences that they may not have been exposed to in their racing homes. Foster carers teach the greyhounds about living in their home and gather information about what the dog does and doesn’t like or learn to help us match them to your requirements.

Our straight out adoption fee is currently $300 for one dog or $500 if you adopt two at the same time.  The greyhound comes with the following; de-sexing, micro-chipping, temperament testing, flea and worm treatment, C5 vaccination, teeth polish, nail trim, a coat, muzzle, and collar.

Foster Adoption

Foster adoption is where you adopt and undertake the role of fostering yourself, meaning that your dog learns the rules in your home from the start. They settle in and start to bond with you and learn exactly what you want them to. If things aren’t the right fit then you have 28 days to find that out and you return them to the program along with a completed foster report and receive a full refund and you have helped transition a greyhound to a pet home and gathered information that will assist us to find the right home for them. The greyhound is still desexed, C5 vaccinated, microchipped, teeth polished, nail trimmed and you will receive a collar, lead, muzzle, coat and large bag of dog feed and the adoption fee is reduced to $250 for one of $400 if you foster adopt two at the same time.

As the costs associated with putting a dog through GAP Tasmania is far more than our adoption fee, we consider the adoption fee as a donation to our program and will in turn go to helping the next dog go through the program and find their own forever home.

As part of the adoption process, you will need to fill out the adoption form (below), which will give GAP Tasmania more information to help us find the right dog to suit your lifestyle. The more information you can give us the higher the chance that we will be able to help you choose the right dog to integrate into your household.

 

Please Note:
There will be an extra waiting period for cat-friendly greyhounds as not all of our dogs can pass the cat-friendly section of our temperament test.

Dogs will not be held without the adoption agreement being completed and the adoption fee received.