WE ADOPT GREYHOUNDS (WAG, INC.)
ADOPTION APPLICATION

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this application. Its purpose is to determine if you and a greyhound will be compatible. Since there are no right or wrong answers, we ask that you respond to each question as sincerely as possible. You must consider the financial, physical, and psychological needs of this long-term relationship and be prepared to honor the commitment.

Name(s): 
Address:
 
City:       
    State: 
   Zip: 

Phone - Home:    Cell:        Work: 

Good times to reach you by phone: 

Preferred method of contact:

Occupation:

Employer:

E-mail address: 

Number of adults in household:            Number of Children in household:

Please list ages of all children who will routinely be interacting with the greyhound:

Is there anyone living in your home who has pet related allergies? 

Do you presently have other pets living in your house?

Please indicate species, age, and sex (spayed/neutered?) of all your current pet(s), how long you have
 had them and where you got them (i.e. breeder, shelter, etc.): 

List the dogs you have had in the last 10 years:

Give the reasons you no longer have them:

If you currently have pets please give the name of the animal hospital and veterinarian you use:


Animal hospital / Veterinarian Phone (with area code): 

Please be sure to contact your animal hospital / veterinarian to alert them that a WAG representative will be calling, and to give your permission for the animal hospital / veterinarian to release information regarding the care of your animals to WAG.

If you have no veterinarian at this time, please give us the name, address, and phone number of a personal reference who is not a family member: 

If you live in Connecticut, please provide 1 personal reference. If you are outside of CT, please provide 2 personal references: 

Name: Relationship: Work Phone: Home Phone:
Name: Relationship: Work Phone: Home Phone:

Please tell us why are you considering adopting a greyhound?

How did you hear about WAG?


Did you contact any other greyhound adoption groups?

Please respond yes or no to the following questions:
Do you think of a pet as a family member?
Are you familiar with crate training?
  If you are not, would you be willing to learn more about it?
We recommend the use of a crate as a training and transition tool.

Do you know how to deal with Separation Anxiety?

I understand that the greyhound has never been in a home and will require my time and patience to adjust (He may chew, dig in the yard, or steal food off counters. He's never climbed up or own stairs, and a vacuum cleaner is an unknown.)
I understand that the greyhound is bred to be an indoor pet and cannot live outside.

I understand a greyhound cannot run loose because it is a sighthound and most sighthounds will instinctively pursue any moving object regardless of danger. 

I understand that greyhounds may chase small animals that come into my yard

Do you own a home or rent ? (Please check the appropriate box.)
If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog?

Landlord's name: 
Landlord's phone number: 

Do you have a fenced-in yard? (WAG does not require this) If "yes", is the height of your fence at least 4'?

Are you willing and able to modify your daily schedule to accommodate a greyhound's needs, such as going outside into a fenced area or walking on a leash to perform bodily functions at least three times a day?

In addition to a regular life at home, would your greyhound:

walk routinely with a family member?
jog routinely with a family member?
go to your place of business with you?
go to obedience class?
travel with you?
be a friend to your children?
be a playmate for your other pets?

Once you own a greyhound, would you be willing to fill out a questionnaire and receive a follow-up visit?

Please indicate your preference as to sex
and age
of dog.
Do you have any other preferences?


Date you can accept a dog?
    

ADOPTION AGREEMENT

At the time of adoption, I will give WAG an adoption fee which will range from $300.00 - $375.00 depending on the level of socialization and training the greyhound has received.

I understand that WAG, as a non-profit organization, cannot guarantee the health of the greyhound I will adopt. I agree to assume all expenses involved in the care of the greyhound starting on the day of adoption and through the remainder of the greyhounds life. If for some reason I cannot provide appropriate care, I agree to return the greyhound to WAG, and I understand that I will surrender all my rights of ownership.

I will see that my dog gets regular exercise on leash walks or in a totally fenced area at least four (4) times daily to take care of bodily needs.

I agree to keep my greyhound as an indoor pet, sharing the living area of my residence.

I will keep my dogs WAG tag as well as identification with my name, address and phone number on my greyhound at all times.

I agree to keep and care for this dog for the duration of its life. If at any time and for whatever reason/s I cannot keep this greyhound, I will contact a WAG representative for assistance.

The information given on this application is true and I understand the terms of the Agreement listed above.