Before applying to adopt any pet, please consider how much a dog is going to cost and the on-going responsibilities you and your family will have.
Your initial costs:
Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so the adoption fee of $375.00 is considered a donation and may be tax deductible. An additional $30.00 covers transferring the registration of your new pet with the National Greyhound Association (NGA). This is quite a bargain considering that all of our adoptable greyhounds have already been spayed or neutered, they are current on their vaccinations, their teeth have been cleaned, and heartworm test have been run. If you were to take on these costs they would run anywhere from $300 to $400.
Your recurring costs:
- Monthly heartworm preventative from your vet generally costs about $240 per year.
- Feeding your greyhound a good quality food may cost $40 to $60 per month depending on the food and treats you offer.
- Sundry items like toys, a new leash, bowls, etc.
- Fleas, ticks, and other parasites are out there and you will need to combat those pesky insects. Treatments like NexGard, Advantage or Frontline may cost $30 per month.
- As your pet ages, other medical costs may arise to ensure your pet lives a long and happy life.
- Your new greyhound will need to have a loving home to live in and is not to be left in a back yard or garage. Greyhounds need to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This means he or she will need to stay inside your home.
- Your new pet will need to go out to relieve itself. You will need to be home to let the dog out or provide for that. If you don't have a fenced yard, you will have to go out with your greyhound whether it is sunny and warm or rainy and cold. Leaving a pet for more than eight hours is putting a strain on the animal that is just not proper.
- Vacations may require you to get a pet sitter to stay with your greyhound or you will need to board your pet at a reputable facility, preferably one that is familiar with the greyhound breed.
- When you take on a new pet, thinking of your future is always important. When you get your new greyhound you must be prepared for the responsibilities for at least the next 10 years. Life sometimes throws us some curves we don't expect. For instance, if you find you need to move into an apartment or rental property, you'll need to find one that allows dogs over 60 pounds.
If you encounter a problem or have questions about your greyhound, please contact us! Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay will be there to help you with the knowledge we have gained over the years.
Use these buttons to either fill out an online application or to print & mail us your application. You will not be matched with a greyhound suitable for your family until the entire application process has been completed and your application has gone through final approval.