Adoption || The
Adoption Process || Frequently
Adoption Application || Lost
/ Found Greyhound Checklist ||
adoption process begins when you submit an application
to Personalized Greyhounds, Inc. We will discuss your needs and preferences
- Your color, age, and gender preference
- Ages of children in the home
- Any other pets in the home
- How soon you would like to receive your dog
After we have confirmed your references, we will begin our search
for your dog through our contacts at Greyhound racetracks throughout
the U.S. When we have found the ideal dog for you, we will bring it
to the Harrisburg area, and prepare him or her for your home. Our
- A thorough
washing and grooming
- Flea and
tick check and removal
- Eyes flushed,
ears cleaned, nails cut
- If necessary,
testing for children over age six and animal tolerance
- Most important,
LOTS OF TLC!
Greyhounds, Inc. will provide:
- Transportation to the Harrisburg area
- All immunizations
- Heartworm, Lyme & Ehrlichia tests
- Spaying or neutering
- Teeth cleaned
- Greyhound collar and lead
- PG, In. identification tag
- Medical Records
- A thorough "Going Home Guide"
- Our quarterly newsletter
- A PG INC volunteer who is assigned to you as your advisor
All of the above are included in the Adoption Fee. Please see the
application for detailed information.
will I need for my Greyhound?
For the most
part, Greyhounds do not need any special equipment or environment.
However, you should expect to purchase:
It is imperative that you use a crate for the first few
weeks if your greyhound has not been in foster care. We recommend a wire dog crate (48" x 36" x 30"), which
is similar to what they lived in at the track. They are not used
to the run of the house, and should be given freedom gradually.
(We sometimes have used crates for sale or occasionally loaners.
If interested in these, please ask us about them.)
- Bed or sleeping material:
a soft place to lie down. Thick blankets, crate pads, heavy quilts, or
dog beds can be used in the sleeping crate--the thicker the better.
Because they have
so little body fat, they are sensitive to the cold. They should have a
coat for walking in cold weather.
Your Greyhound may
never had anything that "belonged" to it. It will start to accumulate
"treasures." They especially like soft, squeaky toys.
- Raised food and water bowls:
eat out of bowls raised 15-18 inches off of the ground, to avoid digestive
"Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies" by Lee Livingood with technical
editing by Peggy Levin, Founder of Personalized Greyhounds, Inc., an
informative new publication for prospective as well as current adopters.
Those who apply to adopt a greyhound
will receive the book as part of their $50 deposit fee.
For more information
from Personalized Greyhounds, Inc., please send us e-mail at
email@example.com, call us at 717-292-6464, or use our snail mail address:
6461 Crone Road
Dover, PA 17315
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