You can fill out an application (below) online, print one out and fax or mail it to Homestretch or fill one out at a meet & greet (see events page). Yes, it is like adopting a child… only furrier.
2. Home check
Looking at yard safety, potential hazards, fence height, etc.. Homestretch reps. are not looking to see if you clean your house. Promise!
3. Choosing the “Right” Greyhound
It is in everyone’s best interest if the greyhound and all other family members (including, children, other dogs and cats) all get along. It is also important to have a dog who is compatible with your lifestyle. Homestretch representatives do not necessarily “pick” the dog for you, but will do their best to point you in the direction of a dog or dogs who will better fit your situation. This does mean that you may be denied the adoption of a particular dog, if it is thought there may be compatibility problems. But, like mothers are famous for saying, “it’s for your own good!”.
4. Completing the Adoption
There will be an adoption contract to sign indicating among other things:
- your greyhound is to be kept as a household companion, never to be used for racing, hunting or research
- your greyhound will not be allowed off leash in an unfenced area
- if, for any reason, you are no longer able/willing to house your greyhound, the dog will be returned to The Homestretch Greyhound Rescue & Adoption
- the greyhound will never be taken to an animal regulatory agency, Humane Society or other shelter
- there will be an adoption donation that is fully tax-deductible, but non-refundable
A Homestretch representative will call you approximately 1 week after the “eventful day”, to see if there are any concerns or questions that need addressing. Then you will be left alone to live your life. If you should have any questions, problems or concerns regarding your greyhound after adoption, you are always welcome to call or email. We like to hear the good stuff, too (hint, hint).