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Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our hounds! Please fill out the adoption application below!

If you prefer to fill out a paper copy of this application, please call 520-886-7411 or send e-mail.

If you have not done so already, please read about our Adoption Process.

NOTE: At this time, AGR only adopts to families with children 15 years of age and older.

NOTE: If you do not get a "Thank you for submitting your application" page, please don't close your browser window.
You can either save the page as a PDF and email it as an attachment to adoption@azgreyhoundrescue.org
OR
print the page on paper and send it to Arizona Greyhound Rescue, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Box 309/153, Tucson, AZ 85749.

NOTE: Arizona Greyhound Rescue coordinates greyhound adoption in and around Tucson/Green Valley, Pinal County, and the southeast suburbs of Maricopa County. If you are in the Phoenix area, please fill out an application with Racing Home Greyhounds or Arizona Adopt A Greyhound. We also work with Greyhounds of Verde Valley in the Flagstaff area.

We believe that adopting a retired racing Greyhound is a privilege, involving a serious commitment. This application is therefore designed to assist us in placing hounds in appropriate homes, as well as matching the ideal dog(s) with each prospective owner. Please answer each question honestly and thoroughly.

First Name Last Name
Address
Address
City State Zip
Telephone Email
Employer/Occupation
How did you hear about us?
Do you have any other pets? Yes   No
Are they spayed or neutered? Yes   No
Pet 1
Type/Breed Age Gender Personality/Weight
Pet 2
Type/Breed Age Gender Personality/Weight
Pet 3
Type/Breed Age Gender Personality/Weight
If you have ever returned or given up a pet, tell us why?
If you have had previous pets, tell us what happened to them:
Why do you want a greyhound?
If you have preferences regarding age, gender or color please specify:
What personallity/temperment are you looking for in a greyhound?
Is your house busy or quiet?
How many adults/children are in your home? Adults Children
If you have young children and/or pets that visit you frequently, please describe them (ages, breeds, temperment):
Do you own a home or rent:
Landlord's name: phone number:
What type of home do you have? Single Family Home Apartment* Townhouse/Condo*

*For Apartments and Condos/Townhouses: Does your Rental/Lease agreement or CC&Rs allow you to have a dog of 60-90 pounds? Yes  No 
Most apartments and condos have weight limits, please make sure there are no restrictions. You will be asked to provide written permission at the time of your home visit.
Do you have interior or exterior steps? Yes  No 
If yes, please describe them.
Do you have a completely fenced in yard? Yes  No 
What type of fence (block, chain link, wood, etc)?
What is the height and approximate area?
Do you have a pool and/or spa? Yes  No 
If yes, is there a security fence around it? Yes  No 
How long would the dog be left alone each day?
Do you have a doggie door? Yes  No 
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being extremely active, what activity level are you comfortable with in a dog?
Would you consider a dog with:
Special needs or major medical issues? Yes  No  Maybe 
Minor medical issues treatable with medications? Yes  No  Maybe 
Is anyone in your household allergic to pets? Yes  No 
What is your level of experience with dogs:
Experienced greyhound owner  Experienced dog owner  Little or no experience 
Have you applied to adopt an animal through any other adoption group or shelter in the past two years? Yes  No 
If yes, please provide the name of the organization and an explanation of the circumstances and outcome:
While AGR would love for you to become part of the AGR family, if at any time during the adoption process you decide to adopt a dog through another organization we ask that you kindly inform us as soon as possible. AGR is a volunteer organization and we have limited resources. We appreciate your understanding.

Please select Yes or No:
  • Do you agree to keep the Greyhound indoors (not in a garage, basement, etc)?
    Yes  No 
  • Do you agree to keep the Greyhound on a leash at all times when outside a fenced yard?
    Yes  No 
  • Are you willing and able to walk the Greyhound at least once a day?
    Yes  No 
  • Do you promise to keep a collar bearing your name, address, and telephone number on the Greyhound at all times?
    Yes  No 
  • Are you willing to allow visits by Arizona Greyhound rescue to check on the dog, and do you understand that we may repossess it if it is not receiving adequate care?
    Yes  No 
  • Do you agree to keep the Greyhound solely as a house pet, and not attempt to use it for racing, hunting, or research?
    Yes  No 
  • Do you agree to give the Greyhound time to adjust to his new home and to use a crate if needed?
    Yes  No 
  • Are you willing to contact Arizona Greyhound Rescue for suggestions and assistance if any behavior problems arise?
    Yes  No 
For adopters:
  • Do you understand that, if for any reason you can not keep the Greyhound, it is the property of Arizona Greyhound Rescue and shall be returned to this adoption group?
    Yes  No 
  • Are you willing to commit to the care and responsibilities of owning a Greyhound, including all veterinary and health care expenses for the 12-14 years that the Greyhound may live?
    Yes  No 
I understand that it is Arizona Greyhound Rescue's charter to place greyhounds in appropriate homes. I recognize that greyhounds as a breed are not suitable for every lifestyle and that specific hounds may not be a match for certain homes. I agree to abide without protest by any and all decisions made by Arizona Greyhound Rescue in this regard.
I agree  I disagree 
Please list the specific reasons why you consider yourself an excellent candidate for owning a retired racing greyhound:

Please list any and all concerns you may have regarding the responsibility of owning a retired racing greyhound (we would like to alleviate any unnecessary concerns and/or offer potential suggestions to consider in this important decision):

Veterinarian Phone

I do hereby certify that the information provided herein is true and correct.
I agree  I disagree 

Arizona Greyhound Rescue encourages all applicants to do as much research as possible to prepare you and your family for life with a greyhound. There are many books out there for information on adopting. Our favorite books are: Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood, Adopting the Retired Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Brannigan, and Childproofing your Dog by Brian Kilcommons. The internet has a lot of information on greyhound adoption. The Greyhound Project, Inc. and the American Greyhound Council are two wonderful sites.



Thank you!

NOTE: If you do not get a "Thank you for submitting your application" page, please don't close your browser window.
You can either save the page as a PDF and email it as an attachment to adoption@azgreyhoundrescue.org
OR
print the page on paper and send it to Arizona Greyhound Rescue, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Box 309/153, Tucson, AZ 85749.