Additional Adoption Fee Information for Buick
GALT is charging an adoption fee of $1,250 for Irish retired racing greyhounds 7 years and younger and $1150 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.
Buick’s adoption fee is: $1,250
Buick, aka Daring Buick, is an almost 3 year old black male born on March 1, 2020. His sire is Droopys Buick and his dam is Daring Rose. He ran 29 races all in Ireland. He loves all humans (even the little ones) and other dogs. He is okay with small dogs, but it is not yet known if Buick is cat tolerant.
Buick is just the sweetest boy! He is full of love and shows it with lots of forceful leaning hugs, enough to cause you to stumble if you’re not paying attention. He is small dog friendly and is good with children as well.
Buick is full of energy and can never get enough walks. He knows very well what walk means as well as when it is spelled out. He does go outside in our yard, though he won’t run around and get his energy out so daily walks are a must. He also is a great running partner and will run right beside you. Buick will bang his booty into us which is very sweet, though it can get annoying when we are trying to leave and he keeps blocking us from the door.
He really enjoys being part of a pack with doggie siblings big or small. If left on his own without canine companions, he exhibits some separation anxiety. Buick sleeps through the night and sleeps fine on the floor, not so much a dog bed. Over time we’re sure he’ll figure out the comfort of dog beds. One thing he’s having trouble with are stairs – he can’t seem to navigate them even with treats and encouragement.
Buick is a very loving boy who just wants to lean on you, eat lots of treats, and be walked. Overall he is an amazing dog who just wants to be constantly loved and walked.