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Additional Adoption Fee Information

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

The Australian 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.

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

This hound’s adoption fee is: $750

Chantelle, aka Chantelle Smells, is a blue female born December 25, 2018. Her sire is Black Framed and her dam is Kingsbrae Chooky. Chantelle comes to GALT from Australia where she ran 89 races. She should not live with cats.

Beautiful blue Chantelle is a 4 year old girl from Australia. She’s affectionate, friendly to humans – both big and small – and such a tail-wagger. She’s also very smart. The first few days she was with us, she did some counter-surfing and was jumping up a lot, and she soon learned that she shouldn’t do that.

She is very affectionate and craves attention and affection, so she’d be perfect for a family that has plenty of love to give. Chantelle is great with my children, yet we also see that she sometimes can’t hold back her excitement. A family with toddlers may not be ideal for her.

She is playful and loves her plush toys. She leaves my kids’ toys alone unless they are stuffed animals that aren’t properly put away. She’s not destructive, and doesn’t bother our shoes at the door, aside from one time when she stole my slippers because they are white and fluffy. She can be mischievous at times, like intentionally bringing one of my kids’ toys on her bed and showing us what she’s done – likely to get more attention.

Although she carries her Lambchop stuffy outside and squeezes it for fun, she may not be that into outdoor play and often comes right back inside after doing her business. She is definitely interested in the squirrels, bunnies and cats, so we don’t think she should live with small animals or small dogs.

She sometimes acts like a puppy, though she is mostly very calm and quiet. She doesn’t have a prey cry or bark at anything while on her walks. She walks well on a leash too. We think she is a good candidate for apartment living, as long as she gets her daily walks.

She is not a big fan of being in a crate it seems, however she is crate-trained. We crate her when we leave the house and haven’t heard her cry or whine in there. She sleeps on a dog bed in the living room. She is kind of an early riser, and comes to check if we are up yet. When we are not, she goes back to her dog bed and waits quietly until we are up.

We are hoping her adoptive family lets her up on the couch. She gets soooo happy to be on the couch with you. She was one big lap dog at the GALT kennel lounge. She doesn’t seem to want to take over the couch, she just wants you to be on it with her!!

Chantelle's Foster Family