New greyhounds available for foster and adoption will be uploaded on Monday's and Wednesday's at 5pm weekly!
Please only apply for 1 greyhound per day. If you do apply for multiple greyhounds in one day, only your first application will be considered.
Here at the Greyhound Adoption Program, we have successfully rehomed over 2800 retired or unraced greyhounds in SA in the last 5 years! In that time we have been utilising a time and effort intensive matching process to find the best homes for the greyhounds in the GAP SA program.
With more and more applications coming in for these beautiful greyhounds, this matching process is becoming more time consuming.
We recently reviewed our processes and it has given us an opportunity to look at if our matching process is really the most efficient it can be for the GAP team, our dogs and our applicants. After a thorough review, we have decided it is time for a change! We are giving you the opportunity to apply for the greyhound that you wish to foster or adopt, rather than applying and us matching you with a greyhound.
Once you have applied, we will check your information and home situation which will enable us to see whether the greyhound you wish to foster or to adopt is suitable for you. Should you not be successful on your first application, all you need to do afterwards is visit our website and select another greyhound, rather than filling out a new application form each time.
Will all dogs be advertised on the website?
Yes, but not all at the same time. We will gradually advertise all dogs, and new dogs will be posted twice a week - on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Can I apply for multiple dogs?
Yes, however, you will be able to apply for only one dog each day. Please keep checking our website and apply until you find the right greyhound.
Will you prioritize older applications? (If there are two families that are equally suitable, will you choose the one that has an older application?)
Yes. If two families have the same requirements and the greyhound is equally suitable for both of them, we will prioritize the older application. The reason for that is the fact that we have a very long list of families waiting for a greyhound at the moment.
How can I increase my chances to get a greyhound?
Please do keep checking our website. Some applicants need to wait a bit longer until the greyhound with a suitable temperament comes around (e.g. families with cats, small children, etc). If you check in regularly and keep applying, you will have a higher probability to find a suitable greyhound sooner.
How often will GAP update me on my application status?
As GAP no longer matches applications against a list of greyhounds, there will be no more generic application updates. Please keep checking the list of available greyhounds on our website and apply for the greyhound that you think will be suitable for your circumstances. GAP then will be in touch with you within 48 working hours and inform you whether the greyhound is the right one for you.
Why do I have to keep applying if I already have an application?
You do not have to fill in another application form if you have already applied. All you need to do is click on the "Already have an application? Click here" button, which will automatically notify GAP who will then be able to have a look at your existing applicaton.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with your Foster and Adoption Officer.
We do have an existing application from you, so you will not need to submit another application. Just have a look at our website and when you find a greyhound that matches your family apply via the'already have an existing application - click here' link!