CGA Adoption Application Form
Thank you for your interest in adopting a retired racing greyhound from Colorado Greyhound Adoption (CGA). CGA is a 100% volunteer based 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to find permanent, loving homes for and promote the adoption of retired racing greyhounds as excellent family pets.
Your application will be assigned to one of CGA’s trained volunteer adoption counselors. This adoption counselor will be your guide throughout the remainder of your adoption experience with Colorado Greyhound Adoption. Your adoption counselor will contact you to answer initial questions and then arrange a time to conduct your home visit. Following your home visit, your adoption counselor will work directly with CGA’s adoption coordinator to recommend a greyhound that is well suited to your lifestyle and the needs of you and your family. Finally, your adoption counselor will facilitate you meeting potential matches and will assist in finalizing your adoption when the time comes.
Effective January 1, 2018, CGA’s adoption fee is $250.00, or $150.00 for senior dogs 8 years of age and over. The adoption fee includes the following:
1. A wonderful, new life long companion.
2. The following services performed by one of CGA’s greyhound knowledgeable veterinarians: a. Spay or neuter
b. General health check-up
c. Vaccination package including rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella
d. A dental cleaning, if necessary.
3. A Martingale style collar, a buckle collar affixed with a CGA Pager tag and 6 ft. leash.
4. A post-adoption nametag with your contact information for your new greyhound.
5. On-going advice and support for the life of your greyhound, including CGA’s semi-monthly newsletter. The newsletter is currently being distributed online, but if you do not have access to the internet please send us your address by mail or fax, and we will be happy to mail you a paper copy.
Colorado Greyhound Adoption strongly recommends that each applicant purchase and thoroughly read information about adopting a retired racer. Two books that are available from local book stores are:
1. Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies, by Lee Livingood: A great book for the novice or experienced greyhound owner
2. Adopting the Racing Greyhound, by Cynthia Brannigan
As an organization, we look forward to working with you and introducing you to the wonderful breed we have come to know and love. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of Colorado Greyhound Adoption.
Colorado Greyhound Adoption