Adoption Process

Step 1 - Research

We recommend that you first start by doing some research and making sure that a greyhound is the right choice of dog for your situation. You can call GAP SA with any questions you may have if you're unable to find the relevant information on this site. GAP SA also hold numerous adoption days and information nights which we highly recommend to would-be adopters as we have many staff, volunteers and foster carers on hand to answer questions as well as greyhounds to meet!

Step 2 - Apply

After deciding that a retired greyhound is the right choice for you, an application form will need to be completed. You can do this by clicking here. Filling out this form as accurately as possible will assist us with processing your application and begin the matching process.

A GAP SA team member will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your application as well as providing a confirmation email.

Step 3 - Match making

Once submitted, your application will go through our matchmaking process where we will match your lifestyle circumstances with the greyhound that best suits you. The time this takes will vary depending on your situation and the greyhounds that are currently going through foster care. If you would like to have a greyhound living in your home sooner, you may wish to consider Foster-To-Adopt. Rather than having to wait for a greyhound that has been fostered in a home you take on the foster care assignment with a view to adoption of the greyhound upon the completion of same. For more information on what is involved please click here.

Step 4 - We've found a match!

When we have found the right greyhound for you we will contact you to provide information on the greyhound and contact details of the foster carer. You will need to contact them to arrange a meet and greet with the greyhound. If all goes well, adoption will follow with the handover taking place at the GAP SA offices at Angle Park. During this meeting we will provide you with all necessary information and you can then take your new best friend home with you! 

GAP SA will provide ongoing support and assistance following adoption.

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