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Adoption Information

All Greyhound’s that come through our program are:
  • cared for by experienced foster carers in homes, rather than kennels
  • desexed
  • vaccinated
  • microchipped (transfer inclusive of adoption fee) unless stated otherwise
  • intestinal and heartworm treated
  • adopted out with a leash, collar, plain coat (during winter months only), a wire muzzle,
    3kg bag of Black Hawk + our adoption info booklet
The adoption fee is $265 and this also includes:
  • Post-adoption advice and lifetime support
  • Access to our private Facebook group

Adoption Process

Step 1. To express your interest in adopting a greyhound, fill out the following form here

Step 2. We will endeavour to reply to your application form and contact you with a suitable matched hound based on your household.

Please also be aware when requesting a certain greyhound, that it may already have found a home. We have many other dogs in our program looking for forever homes (some of them may not have been listed on PetRescue or Every Greyhound.) The adoption form enables us to match a greyhound to you and your household. If for some reason, you haven’t heard from us, please shoot us through an email: hounds@greysrescuevic.org

Step 3. We organise a meet & greet at HQ located in Carrum Downs. It is at this point that you decide whether you would like to take the dog on a trial. If you’ve fallen in love, it’s after the meet & greet that the dog will stay with you. Please note, we do not hold dogs in our care for adopters, if you are interested on the day of the meet and greet, you must be prepared to take your new family member home.

Step 4.  We request the adoption fee at the beginning of your trial. A trial runs for 2 weeks. If you decide, at any time that the greyhound is not for you, or isn’t working within your household, the hound will be returned to us and you will receive 80% of your adoption fee back.

Next Steps

View our Adoptable Greyhounds
Complete an Online Expression of Interest