Our Adoption Fee is $300.00.

This Includes:
Spaying or Neutering
All up-to-date immunizations
All available veterinarian records
Dental
Worming
Heartworm test - Up to date on Heartworm, Flea/Tick preventatives
Pedigree documentation if available
Greyhound collar and lead
Greyhound muzzle
PGA Identification Tag and Number



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Effective August 1, 2019 for Families with Children:

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will NOT immediately consider adoption to first-time greyhound adopters with children under

the age of 7.  Exception may be made for families who already have a greyhound with a child under the age of 7.  This family must agree to enforce appropriate behavior by their child with the greyhound or other breed of dog that is in the family.   All adoptions for families with children will be made on a case-by-case basis.  The agreement below will need to be signed by all families with children under 13.


Pocono Greyhound Adoption Application

PGA
405 Iroquois Loop
Canadensis, PA  18325

570-856-0377 fax 888-974-7371
Name _______________________________

Address ________________________________________________
Telephone (home)__________(work)_________  Email ________________________
 Date _______________________
How did you hear about Pocono Greyhound Adoption?
 1. Why do you want to adopt a greyhound?
 2. Do you have a preference regarding age, gender, or color?

 3. Do you agree to keep your greyhound as a pet and not race, breed, or hunt with this animal?

 4. Do you agree to keep your greyhound inside your house? (Greyhounds must live within the home and cannot be kept in an outdoor kennel or doghouse.)

 5. Are you willing to accept immediate and full responsibility for ownership of your greyhound, including all health care costs, necessary burdens and responsibilities of owning a pet?

6. Do you agree to properly license your greyhound and follow all other local and state regulations regarding pet ownership and control?

 7.Do you have a fenced-in yard? (This is not a requirement)  This must not be an invisible fence.  If not do you agree to walk your dog on a leash at least 4 times a day? Greyhounds can never be let off leash unless in a fully fenced area.  No Invisible. I will not allow the dog off the leash at any time except in a fully fenced area. (No invisible fences)

8. If you rent your home, do you have permission from your landlord to adopt a greyhound at this time?  A Letter from the landlord granting permission is required.

 9. Have you owned a greyhound previously? If so, from where did you acquire it?

 10. How many people are in your family?

 11. If you have children, what are their ages?
             Or if children visit frequently what are their ages?
  
 12. Have your children had experience with dogs living in your home?

 13. Please list all other pets, including type, age and gender.

Are these animals spayed/neutered?      If not, why?

 14. Do you have a fenced-in yard? (This is not a requirement)

If not do you agree to walk your dog on a leash at least 4 times a day?  Greyhounds can never be let off leash unless in a fully fenced area.

Do you  have stairs in your home?  How many, carpeted or not?
Do you have stairs into your home? How many, type?
Type of floors, hardwood, carpet, tile?

 15. Do you agree to crate your dog if necessary?      How long will the dog be left alone?

 16. Please list your current veterinarian with address and phone number (or list one you have used in the past). We will contact the veterinarian for a reference 

Vet Reference:

____________________________________________

Please list 3 personal references, names and phone number

____________________________________________

____________________________________________

____________________________________________

 

 17. Do you agree to contact Pocono Greyhound Adoption in the event you can no longer keep your dog for any reason?

Ownership of your dog cannot be transferred, either by selling or giving to another person or laboratory nor can it be placed in an animal shelter such as the Humane Society or ASPCA.

 

ADOPTION CONTRACT:

I will provide humane care and will comply with all laws and ordinances in the area in which I reside. 
I will read Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood.
I will contact Pocono Greyhound Adoption when the dog dies.
I will allow no one to use the dog for experimental purposes, I will not sell or give the dog to anyone.
If the dog is lost or stolen I will contact Pocono Greyhound immediately.
I will return the dog if at any time I desire to give up custody of it.
I will  not use the dog for the purpose of hunting, live lure coursing and allow it to be raced again.
I will not allow the dog off the leash at any time except in a fully fenced area.
I will keep the dog as an indoor house pet.
I will have the animal examined yearly by a licensed veternarian and give it all the medical attention that it requires including yearly inoculations.
I promise to keep a collar bearing identification of the dog on at all times.
I further agree that by signing this adoption contract, I am releasing Pocono Greyhound Adoption and agree to hold harmless the group and its representatives from any and all damages and injuries that may occur as a result of my adopting this greyhound.

 Have all members of the household over 21 years of age sign below:

_________________________   __________ 
Signature                                         Date

 

_________________________   __________ 
Signature                                         Date

Please mail your completed application and contract along with $100.00 to:   If for some reason your application is denied this $100 will be returned to you.   
The Adoption Fee is: $300.00

Pocono Greyhound Adoption
PGA
405 Iroquois Loop
Canadensis, PA  18325

570-856-0377 fax 888-974-7371

Prior to adoption, your greyhound will be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations.  Any known health issues will be discussed with you prior to adoption

Pocono Greyhound Adoption

Adoption Agreement Addendum

Families with Children Under 13 Years of Age

 

We ask you to consider the following, initialing each point and signing this document at the bottom.

 

_______  Young children should never be left unsupervised with any dog.  

 

_______  Large dogs often knock down small children and may whack them with their tails.  All dogs, whatever their size, will take food from children or

                      chew their toys.  Young children should never attempt to take a toy or food from the dog.  Also they should not disturb a dog while it is eating its food. Leadership must be established from the adult. 

 

______   Adult dogs will treat small children as littermates, correcting their behavior in the same manner in which an adult dog corrects her puppies.  This involves a three step process, a growl, a snap and possibly a bite.

                      Leadership must be established from the adult.

 

__________  In general, greyhounds will not “romp” with your child.  For your child’s welfare, do not expect or encourage your child to chase the dog. 

 

__________  Greyhounds sleep very soundly and have been in a crate for many years of their life.   They are not used to being touched while asleep.

                      Anyone, adult or child, who disturbs a sleeping dog, may be greeted with a growl, snap or worse.

 

__________   Encourage your child to be respectful of the dog’s space and teach your dog how to behave around the child.  This job requires constant

                       supervision.  A child never should enter or bother a hound in its crate.....

 

__________  No dog is perfect.  They need to adjust to their new surroundings and family just like you need to adjust to them.   They need to be give direction, love and time to do this.

 

I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS LISTED ABOVE.

 

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Adopter’s signature                                                  PGA Representative

 

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Date                                                                           Date