The ownership of a greyhound, like any pet, is a serious responsibility that requires a lifetime commitment. Greyhounds are very sensitive and it would be a traumatic experience to be taken in, loved, and then given away.
It is the goal of Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption to be sure the responsibility, as well as the financial, psychological, and the physical needs of each greyhound are met in his/her new home.
This is a great link for families with children who are interested in adopting a greyhound.
Greyhounds and Children
Reading this book is a good idea too:
Childproofing Your Dog
Please be sure to fill out the application completely, blanks delay the decision. The application helps us find the right greyhound for you and your family. It takes about 2-3 weeks to complete the adoption process. DO NOT mail your adoption fee with your application. After you have been approved we will help you choose the right dog(s) for you.
Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption would like to thank you for your interest in adopting a retired racing greyhound. Our greyhounds come from tracks all over the United States. We feel these wonderful dogs deserve loving homes and we put a greyt deal of effort toward this goal.
Our adoption fee is $250.00, which covers the following:
- Teeth cleaning
- Up-to-date vaccinations
- Heartworm test
- Treatment for any fleas or internal parasites
Each greyhound goes home with a hand made sighthound collar and combo lead set, a QCGA ID tag, and all paperwork. Please take your greyhound to your vet within the first two weeks.
You can register your greyhound as your pet through the National Greyhound Association (NGA). This process will be explained to you when you take your greyhound home. There is a $30 fee to NGA.
Our adoption process requires that you read Adopting the Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan or Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood. These books are available at your local bookstore or from Amazon.com.
Greyhounds come in many sizes colors, and personalities. Personality is the most important factor when adopting a dog. Greyhounds are bred for speed and all of our greyhounds deserve a good home, no matter what color they are. QCGA refuses to place a dog based on color. Do not overlook a greyt dog with a wonderful personality just because he/she is not the color you wanted.
You are about to add a beautiful, intelligent, and loyal dog to your family. Your loving home is a dream come true to a retired racer. They deserve all the love and happiness you can give them.