Greyhound Pets of America, Greater Cincinnati Adoption Application
Who We Are

GPA Cincinnati is a chapter of Greyhound Pets of America (www.greyhoundpets.org), the largest, nationwide greyhound adoption organization. GPAGC places dogs in suitable homes in the Greater Cincinnati and Tristate Area.


The Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in greyhound adoption. Generally, within a week of receiving this application, we will contact you for a 20-30 minute phone interview. A home visit is typically scheduled within a week after the phone interview. All persons who will be living in the house with the greyhound must be present for a home visit to occur. We are an all-volunteer organization, so home visits are conducted as resources permit.
This vetting process might seem tedious but this list of questions comes from years of experience and help from the National organization and sister chapters from around North America. Please take your time and answer all questions to the best of your ability.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ADOPT TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7.

All questions with (*), required.

Your Name (Last, First) *
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Age *
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Spouse/Partner/Other Responsible Party Name (Last, First)
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Age
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Street Address: *
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City *
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State *
Zip Code *
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Home Phone *
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Cell Phone *
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Email Address *
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Employer Name: *
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Work Number: *
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How did you learn about GPAGC- Check all that apply:
Is there a particular Greyhound that you're interested in? Please enter the name(s) below.
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Describe the temperament/personality of the greyhound you think would fit in your home and with your lifestyle, i.e. laid back, goofy, playful, young (2yo), older(4+yo), etc.
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Why do you want to adopt a retired racing greyhound? *
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Who will have primary responsibility for caring for and training your greyhound? *
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Ages of children who live in your household or visit regularly? *
Resident children must be 7 years of age or older. If not applicable, answer N/A.
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Who will care for your grey if you are on vacation or out of town? *
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Please list all pets you currently have. (Species, M/F, Age, Neutered/Spayed, Temperament) *
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If you have had pets in the past, please provide some information, including what happened to them. *
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Does your home have stairs? *
How many? *
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Where would your greyhound stay during the day? *
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Where would your greyhound stay at night? *
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Is your yard fenced? If so, describe the type of fencing, condition and height. *
If you live in an apt, condo, patio home, etc., answer "No" and continue to next question. Electronic fencing is unsuitable because if a grey spots a target to chase outside the fenced area, at 40+ mph, even if the signal knocked the dog down, the momentum would carry the dog beyond the electonic perimeter.
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If your yard is unfenced, are you willing/able to leash walk your dog at least four times a day? *
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I have read/am reading Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies or Adopting the Racing Greyhound. If I have children in my home, I also have read/am reading Childproofing your Dog or Living with Kids and Dogs without losing Your Mind. *
The material concerning the greyhound is especially helpful for you, the adopter. It makes you more dog knowledgable and highlights the differences between the greyhound and other canines. If you have children, the other publications are, also, a must read.
I agree to keep a "Martingale" collar on my dog with the emergency contact tag GPAGC provides. *
Your dog comes with a martingale collar, tag, and leash. An additional "ID collar" is recommended if you walk your dog regularly, in case the dog gets spooked and slips out of the Martingale.
I agree to keep my greyhound indoors except for walking, turnouts, or play time. *
Greyhounds are a single coated, short-haired breed and as such, are susceptible to extremes of heat and cold. Therefore, the dog should be kept within the living quarters.
I am financially able to accept full and immediate responsibility for a greyhound, including but not limited to, all feeding, grooming, kenneling, medical and safety needs. *
A greyhound will eat around a pound of kibble per day. It is highly recommended that you take your grey for an introductory wellness visit with your vet within a couple of weeks of the adoption and at least yearly, after that, for a checkup, shot updates and a dental.
Please explain why it is important to keep a greyhound on a leash or inside a fenced area at all time. *
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In general, how many hours a day might your greyhound be left unattended? *
Choose the answer that best describes your home. My home is: *
I live in the: *
My dwelling is a: *
If you rent or lease, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog? *
If not applicable, answer "N/A".
Landlord's Name: and phone Number
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I agree to never give, sell or transfer ownership of my greyhound. *
Greyhounds adopted through GPAGC must be returned to this group (or another GPA chapter) if the owner cannot or will not care for the dog.
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Reference #1 Name: *
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Reference #1 Phone: *
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Reference #1 Email Address *
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Reference #2 Name: *
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Reference #2 Phone: *
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Reference #2 E-mail: *
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Veterinary Info *
If you have a veterinarian or veterinary group, please give the name and phone number. If not, answer N/A.
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