Application Process

You now have the opportunity to apply for the greyhound that you wish to foster or adopt, rather than applying and us matching you with a greyhound. 


New greyhounds available for foster and adoption will be uploaded when available!

Here at the Greyhounds As Pets, 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 allowed us to look at if our matching process is 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 allowing you 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 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. 

So what does this mean for you?

You will need to apply via our website for a specific greyhound you are interested in fostering or adopting. We are no longer accepting general applications. Since we have eliminated the matching process, we will no longer be providing generic updates on where your application stands. However, we will always give you feedback on the outcome of your application for a specific greyhound.


Our Foster and Adoption Officers will assess your application and decide whether the greyhound will be suitable for you within 48 hours. We will no longer be matching greyhounds with previous applications that have been submitted. 


We will still be utilising the same suitability criteria to ensure you can see if your family environment suits the greyhound’s requirements. You will be able to see which greyhounds are the right fit for you.


If you are unsuccessful on your first application, then please apply for other greyhounds on the websiteWe keep your application on file and for every consecutive greyhound, you will only have to click the “Already have an application? Click here” button and provide basic contact details.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 two families 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 keep checking our website. Some applicants need to wait a bit longer until a 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 application.

Please direct any questions to or speak with your Foster and Adoption Officer.

Exisiting Applicants


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!

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