Our Adoption Process Has Changed
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Covid Update …. Moving Forward…
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As many businesses continue to open, we want you to know PRH will be doing the same.
We will be open by scheduled appointments ONLY. No appointment, no entering the building!!
We must limit capacity and abide by regulations.
We have a limited vetting schedule and limited dogs available therefore … As of May 14, 2020, we discontinued accepting new applications. We hope to open applications midyear 2021.
If you are a previous owner, please send us an email.
Do not show up at the facility without an appointment.
Do not call the kennel to schedule an appointment. Use email please.
Do not expect an immediate reply. We ask for patience as we have limits.
If you have already been approved and HAVE a scheduled appointment … please note the following:
Appointments will be confirmed, and we ask if you cannot make it, be courteous to the next person as they have been waiting too.
If you are NOT prepared to take a dog home within 2-3 weeks of your visit (assuming one fits for you) do not request an appointment. We ask that you wait. We will not hold dogs until you return from vacation.
If you are unsure about your future residence or employment, do not request an appointment. Dogs are an extra expense and take up space.
Prepare for outside weather when you arrive for your scheduled appointment.
We will ask you to wait outside until a counselor can help you. While we do have some awnings, we also have sun and mud, please dress accordingly, closed toe shoes, light jacket as it gets cooler and bring sunscreen.
You will be required to have a mask with you and maintain space bubble distance.
Most importantly we ask you to respect our procedures. Do not focus on any one particular dog. We want to be able to show you dogs who may fit your profile.
It is going to be a long process but, in the end, hopefully good stories will emerge.
We encourage you to read our website and its entire contents so you are familiar with the breed and what you are about to adopt. Please ask questions, we are glad to answer any questions you may have. A retired racer is not like your average dog in the fact they have never been away from the pack. Going out the front door of the adoption kennel is literally the hardest task they will ever have to do. Learning to live alone in a home takes time. Learning the new surroundings takes time. We want you to keep in mind, while you are adopting a full grown dog, you are still adopting a dog not entirely different from a puppy. They have to learn stairs, basic commands and slick floors. They will need to learn the rules of your home and you will need to take time to teach your dog how to live in a house. Please keep in mind - it takes 3-6 months to train a racing greyhound how to navigate a track at 40 mph with 7 other dogs. It will take time for your new retired athlete to learn how to live responsibly in your home.
We evaluate all of our greyhounds temperaments, which means we check compatibility with kids, cats and other critters. We also look at the dogs activity level and sociability factors.
We evaluate our potential adopters and you must be approved prior to adopting one of our beloved greyhounds. Every applicant is required to fill out an application. Someone will contact you within 24-48 hours to answer any questions you may have and briefly interview you. *Note we are not accepting new applications at this time.
After compiling information from you, the adopter, and comparing it to the list of available dogs in our facility, you will be introduced to dogs that match your criteria. This is one of the best ways to assure a proper fit for the needs of the dog and your family.
Our suggested adoption donation schedule is:
$400-for dogs up to 6 years of age
$350-for dogs 7-9 years of age
$275-for dogs 10 years and over
Your Fee includes:
- Spay or neutering of the greyhound
- All vaccinations including Rabies
- Testing for heartworms and internal parasites and treatments if necessary
- Dental examination and teeth cleaning
- Bathed, nails trimmed and ears cleaned
- Treatment for fleas and ticks
- A Pet Portfolio of your greyhounds records
- A greyhound friendly basket muzzle
- A sighthound martingale collar
- A Project Racing Home identification tag
We require a deposit of $100 to place dogs on hold. The balance is due when the adoption is finalized.
After adopting: If with-in the first 14 days you feel the dog is not going to work out for your family; we ask that you either try a different dog or return the dog for a refund minus the $100 deposit fee. Adoptions are considered final after 14 days and no refunds will be given.