Heartland Greyhound Adoption
Frequently Asked Questions
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Don’t fill this out if you're human:
Why do you want to own a greyhound?
What pets have you had in the past? Why are they no longer with you?
About Your Home
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Do you own or rent?
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Can you get a written note of permission from your landlord stating that you may have a greyhound?
Do you have a fenced in yard?
Invisible fences are not acceptable.
Are there stairs in your home that the dog will need to go up and down?
Do you live with children or will children frequently visit your home?
Do you have any other pets (cats, dogs, caged animals, outside annimals)? Describe below, please include type, age, sex (spayed or neutered).
Are you willing and able to take the dog outside to relieve itself at least four to five times every day in all kinds of weather?
Explain briefly how you feel about walking a dog on a leash at all times when outside and not in a completely fenced in area.
Do you promise to keep a collar, bearing identification, on the dog at all times, and further promise to notify Heartland Greyhound Adoption immediately if the dog should ever become lost?
Do you understand that greyhounds cannot be chained and left outside?
Are you fully aware of the fact that this dog's career as a racer is over, and that you will be unable to re-activate that career?
Have you carefully thought about your willingness and ability to financially care for your greyhound should it develop 'special needs' and require medical attention beyond the regular and routine health checkups, shots, and annual dental cleaning?
Are you prepared to include your greyhound in your home as a family member by providing a soft, cushioned bed on which it can rest; an elevated dish where it can eat and drink; a crate for security when you're away; a warm coat for the greyhound to wear in cold weather; a few toys for it to play with; and a soft, gently voice and hand to earn the greyhound's love and devotion?
Are you prepared to obtain one of the two books recommended by Heartland Greyhound Adoption and to have read it prior to placement of your greyhound?
With your initials, you agree that this is a contract between you and Heartland Greyhound Adoption, and, as such, is binding. Do you agree to notify Heartland Greyhound Adoption if, for any reason, you find that you cannot keep your dog, and further agree that you will not give or sell the dog to anyone else without Heartland Greyhound Adoption's expressed and written consent?
With your initials, you agree that Heartland Greyhound Adoption reserves the right at any point during the interview process, to deny an adoption if our required conditions are not met or information supplied is falsified.
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Do you understand that your ownership of this dog will be subject to the conditions set forth in this application, and that if the dog is judged to be kept in an unacceptable fastion by Heartland Greyhound Adoption, Heartland Greyhound Adoption is entitled to regain ownership of the dog?
I hereby certify that all the information contained herin is true and correct and that submission of this form will be considered legally binding.
There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee required at the time this application is submitted. Upon approval of your application and placement of your greyhound, this $25.00 fee will be applied toward the adoption donation of dogs aged 0-6 $275.00 and dogs aged 7+ $200.00 as stated in this contract.