While greyhounds love to run, they are essentially ‘couch potatoes’ and make ideal pets. Greyhounds entering the GAP SA program come from racing kennels and are either retired racing greyhounds or non-raced greyhounds. All greyhounds in the program undergo a temperament assessment carried out by GAP SA before being placed in foster homes. The ownership of the greyhound is transferred to GAP SA before being placed in foster care. During their period in foster care, they are taught basic manners to prepare them for a new life as a pet.
Once the greyhounds are placed in a foster home they will begin learning new skills, developing manners and becoming accustomed to life as a pet. During their time in foster care, GAP SA maintains regular contact with the foster carer to find out how the dog is progressing and to offer advice and support. The greyhound will also be desexed (some are desexed prior to foster care), microchipped, vet checked, receive a dental check up and have parasite prevention given. Once ready, we will invite the foster carer and the greyhound in to attend a green collar assessment. The attainment of green collar certification allows exemption from wearing a muzzle in public and triggers the adoption process.
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Once a greyhound has completed the foster process and is green collar certified, it becomes available for adoption. Greyhounds make great family pets with their easy-going personality suiting a large number of people from young families to retirees. Anyone interested in adopting a GAP SA greyhound is asked to fill in an Application to Adopt form which provides GAP SA with important information about your lifestyle and circumstances. The questions asked in this document are designed to assist us in selecting the most suitable pet greyhound for each application.
GAP SA greyhounds are only $150 to adopt and they come with a collar, lead and winter jacket. All greyhounds are desexed, C5 vaccinated, vet checked, wormed and microchipped.
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