We’ll help find the right dog for you
Adopting a greyhound is long a commitment, so we want to make sure we pair you with the right dog.
You may already have a dog in mind when you first visit us, but we’re here to give you lots of advice and help as we want our dogs to find their forever home.
The process usually takes a few weeks before you can take your new friend home.
The Adoption Process
Meet the greyhounds
Have a look at the greyhounds currently available for homing on this website and then arrange to visit your ‘favourite’ (and all the dogs) at the kennels. Alternatively, you may like to join us at a local events or on one of our walks where you will be able to meet and chat to some of our owners and meet their dogs (See the events page).
Discuss your family and home needs
This will help John and Judith to advise on the right dog for you – do you, for example, have young children or other family pets.
Although greyhounds are great with children, Crossing Cottage will not consider homing a greyhound to families with children under 7 years of age.
Walk a hound
Take one of the dogs currently available for adoption for a walk. It will help you to decide if a greyhound is the right breed for you.
John, Judith or one of our volunteers will visit you at home to make sure your garden and home are suitable for a greyhound and give you the chance to ask any more questions you may have. We endeavour to carry out home checks within 7-14 days of first contact to us or first visit to the kennels (at your convenience).
Arrange the Adoption Date
Agree on the right dog and arrange the date for you to collect him/her. You will pay the adoption fee and receive the official adoption papers for your greyhound on this date. You will usually be able adopt your greyhound within 14-21 days (sometimes earlier) from your first visit to the kennels.
The recommended adoption fee is £175 and you will receive:
- Leather greyhound collar and lead
- House Collar
- Identity Disc
- 5 weeks FREE insurance with Agira
- Food Scoop
- 15kg bag of greyhound food
- All greyhounds from our kennels are health checked by our vets and are neutered.
- Dental checks and treatment has been carried out if necessary.
- All dogs are fully vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms.
We offer kennelling for our greyhound owners for their dogs when they go on holiday.
Please note we do not accept credit cards for adoptions. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or brank transfer.