*As of 9/4/2020 we have limited openings for new adoption applications*
With all of the changes happening there are just not that many Greyhounds available for adoption. However, we have been able to get enough dogs to whittle down our wait list enough to start accepting some applications. That being said, we are limiting applications to people who have previously adopted greyhounds or have greyhound experience (a great way to get greyhound experience without owning one is to volunteer! We always need help out at our kennel). In addition, people who own a home with a fenced yard and have at least some large dog experience can now submit applications.
There will still be a bit of a wait as most of the dogs have not been vetted yet, so please be patient as it still could be a month or two before we can match you to the perfect hound.
We thank you for your interest in these amazing hounds and we hope to continue to find homes for retired Greyhounds from Ireland once the COVID restrictions have been lifted on flights to the US.
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 about the adoption process 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 $100 is 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 Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest your deposit will be refunded to you. You will only lose your deposit if you change your mind about adopting from Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest after you have submitted your application. The funds collected are charitable contributions that will enable Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest to continue our work and help Greyhounds.
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.
There are two ways to fill out a Greyhound adoption application
1. Use our online form (below). This is the fastest way to begin the process. Your application will be sent to us immediately and we will respond to you quickly.
2. Download a printable application, fill it out and mail it to Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest, PO Box 6524, Portland, OR 97228-6524
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