PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM
As an all-volunteer organization, one of our most limited resources is time. We do not have paid staff to process adoption applications
and rely on our hard working volunteers to process applications, make home visits and complete adoptions. This process takes several hours
for each application. Please read our
Adoption Process page
for important details of our process and requirements.
Because not every application leads to an adoption, we process several applications for each adoption that is completed. Sometimes a
Greyhound is not the right dog for an adopter, other times an adopter may change their mind or adopt from another group that also provides
Greyhounds. When our volunteers spend time on an application that does not result in an adoption, it delays others from getting their
Greyhound and limits the number of successful adoptions we can provide. Since our goal is to match Greyhounds with adopters, we take as
much time as necessary to find the right dog for each adopter. This can take time but the result is a Greyhound that is just the right fit
for your home.
An application deposit of $50.00 is now required with your application submission. If your application is
approved, this deposit will be applied toward the adoption fee at the time of adoption. If your application is declined by GPA Northwest,
your deposit will be refunded to you. You will only lose your deposit if you change your mind about adopting from GPA Northwest
after you have submitted your application. The funds collected are charitable contributions that will enable GPA Northwest to continue our
work and help Greyhounds.
Note: As costs for transporting our
Greyhounds and veterinary costs increase, we are forced to increase our
adoption fee to recover as much of those costs as possible. Our adoption
fee will increase to $325.00 effective January 1, 2013.
If you have questions or don't understand this policy, contact our Adoption Information coordinator by using our
email contact form, or call us at 503-784-1285.