Greyhound Pets of America
Tampa Bay

Adopt » Adoption Requirements

If your application and home visit results in an approval from our adoption screening committee, we are committed to helping you find just the right hound for your home.


Before you take your new pet home, our volunteers will discuss the following requirements with you:

  • The greyhound will be spayed or neutered by GPA/Tampa Bay before adoption.
  • The greyhound must always have a collar specifically designed for greyhounds.
  • The greyhound must be kept as an indoor pet.
  • The greyhound must be kept as a family pet, be provided humane treatment and proper care.
  • The greyhound's annual vaccinations must be kept up-to-date.
  • The greyhound will not be raced or used for hunting.
  • The adopter will notify GPA/Tampa Bay immediately if the greyhound is lost or stolen.
  • The greyhound will not be used for research or be given or sold to a laboratory.
  • The greyhound will wear identification tags at all times and must include the GPA/Tampa Bay tag along with any other tags.
  • The greyhound will be returned to GPA/Tampa Bay if the adoptive family for any reason cannot keep the dog or the family does not work out for the greyhound. GPA/Tampa Bay will revert to sole ownership of the dog and be fully responsible for re-homing.
  • The greyhound must not be tied or tethered to anything.
  • The greyhound is to be leashed walked if an appropriate fenced yard is not available. We strongly advise against the use of retractable leads.
  • The greyhound is never to be off lead unless in an enclosed area.

Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay's ADOPTION MANUAL is available HERE



Ready for the next step?  

Adoption Application: this page describes the responsibilities & costs associated with adoption and provides a link to the online application; you may opt to print a blank application that you can complete and mail to Greyhound Pets of America / Tampa Bay