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Additional Adoption Fee Information for Amy

GALT is charging an adoption fee of $750 for Irish retired racing greyhounds 7 years and younger and $650 for those 8 and over.

The Irish greyhounds arrive to us spayed or neutered with current rabies vaccinations. The transportation cost averages $1,620 per dog, and GALT spends another approximately $400 for CBC blood work with heartworm test, Protatek testing, dental and vaccinations required for this environment.

At this time, Ireland is the current source for retired racing greyhounds. Southland track in West Memphis, AR is ceasing racing December 31, 2022. After that time there will be only 2 tracks left in West Virginia. All of those retired racers will go to adoption groups on the east coast.

For its almost 22 years in existence, GALT has operated as a 501 (c) 3 Corporation. The Irish retired racers’ adoption fee correlates to this policy.

Amy’s adoption fee is: $750

Amy, aka Blastoff Amy, is a 3 1/2 year old brindle and white female born on February 8, 2019. Her sire is Droopys Jet and her dam is Blastoff Annie. Amy had 7 races before retirement and is from Ireland. She should not live with small dogs or cats.

Amy is a beautiful lass who came all the way from Ireland to find her forever family here in the U.S.
At just about four years old, she is cute and spunky, and mature enough to remember her manners (most of the time – after all, she is four!). She is super smart and is catching on to the rules of the household amazingly quickly. After watching the other dogs, she learned how to use the dog door right away. She also learned which furniture was for her and not for her, and which toys and things that look like toys are fair game for dogs.
Amy is outgoing and friendly and loves every person and dog she encounters.  She likes to take attendance throughout the day by walking around and seeing what her people are doing. If we are doing something especially entertaining like laundry or yard work she will accompany us almost to say, “What are you doing? Do you need company while you are doing that?” She is a little bit Velcro – though not too much.
Amy does well during the day when we are away. We give her free reign of the house, and have set up a couple of doggie gates to keep away temptations – like slippers that are soft, fluffy and look like toys. When we get home Amy leads the puppy parade to the door and smothers us with hugs and kisses like we’ve just returned from a deployment. She missed us soooo much during those few hours we were out.
At night Amy likes to sleep on a dog bed near us. The other dogs may wander into the family room; not Amy, she wants to be near her people.  She sleeps through the night and is happy to come over for morning pets when we wake up. Those other foolish dogs are missing the best part of the day! Amy has dense, thick hair that feels like your beloved childhood teddy bear. She is so cuddly and it feels so good to hug her and pet her!
Amy loves to go on walks and does very well on a leash.  We walk her with a harness because we have to hold on for dear life if she sees a squirrel. This girl loves to chase squirrels! She is not very vocal – but sometimes will make an exception for an especially exciting squirrel sighting.
Amy hasn’t shown a lot of interest in toys. I guess there is just too much of the real thing outside. She loves to be outside! She does enjoy chew bone treats and is hilarious to watch when she eats them. She puts her elbows on the ground and her butt as high in the air as it will go assuming the downward dog yoga pose.
Amy is a pretty mellow girl when it comes to storms, baths, and nail trims. Treats often accompany those things, and she is happy to be on her best behavior to get some treats!
This little four-leaf clover is super sweet and affectionate. Amy’s ideal forever home will have a big yard, maybe a large canine companion, people to adore and no kitties. The luck of the Irish will surely be with the family that adopts this little cutie!
Amy's Foster Family