HOW MUCH IS THE ADOPTION FEE?
GALT's non-refundable tax-deductible adoption donation fee is $350 for all greyhounds under 7 years; $275 for greyhounds ages 7, 8 and 9; and $225 for greyhounds ages 10 and up. Your $75 application deposit is applied to the adoption donation fee at the time of the adoption. The preferred method of payment for the balance of the adoption donation fee is check or cash. If you need to use a credit card, there will be a 3% service charge added to the balance.
WHY DOES GALT REQUIRE AN ADOPTION DEPOSIT?
The $75 adoption application deposit ensures that you are serious in your desire to adopt a greyhound. We spend a lot of effort checking references and vet records. $25 of the $75 is non-refundable as it goes to cover the administrative costs of processing your application. The $75 will be applied to your adoption donation fee at the time of adoption.
WHAT STANDARD MEDICAL CARE DOES GALT PROVIDE BEFORE ADOPTION?
GALT has high standards for the health and welfare of our greyhounds. GALT's average medical cost per greyhound is well over $500 and includes the following:
WHAT WILL I GET WHEN I ADOPT A GREYHOUND FROM GALT?
IF I'VE ADOPTED FROM GALT BEFORE DO I NEED TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AGAIN?
Anyone interested in adoption should complete the online application and submit the deposit. This will result in your name being added to the current potential adopters listing. If you are interested in a specific dog, please add that to the application so your preferences can be noted by our adoption coordinators.
WILL GALT ADOPT TO AN OUT-OF-TOWN OR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANT?
Yes, GALT will and has adopted to out-of-town and out-of-state applicants. We do require that a home check be completed and we will work with volunteers in your area to accomplish this. Additionally, we require the applicant to come to Dallas to pick up their greyhound and complete the adoption.
HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION APPROVAL PROCESS TAKE?
Keep in mind that GALT relies on volunteers to process applications. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are submitted. If our volunteers are able to easily reach your references, the preliminary approval can usually be obtained within a week. The second step of the approval process is to narrow down your preferences for your new hound and coordinate a home check.