Additional Adoption Fee Information for Genie
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.
Genie’s adoption fee is: $750
Genie, aka Castlelost Gene, is a 4 year old brindle female born on December 1, 2018. Her sire is Ballymac Vic and her dam in Pykehill Patch. Genie has 4 races on Greyhound Data and is from Ireland. Genie is good with other dogs but needs to be evaluated with smaller dogs. She will be evaluated for cat tolerance soon.
Genie is a lovely little orange brindle lass from Ireland. She is a sweeeeet girl, who’s never met a stranger and loves attention. She would adore being your little shadow, not wanting to miss out of a possible pet.
She loves bones and squeaky toys and also plays nicely alone. She is agile with stairs and has begun showing interest in those big dog beds called human couches if you’ll let her. Genie was a bit of a counter surfer when she first arrived and now only gives sniffs around the kitchen. She will stop sniffing the counter with a soft but firm “no”. Snacks are always accepted with a gentle mouth. She is good on a leash and loves going on walks. She has not had any accidents in the house since her arrival.
Genie is not a very graceful fly catcher, though she is enthusiastic to rid the house of those pesky things. She loves to stalk the squirrels in the back yard and will spend all morning watching and poorly attempting to catch one. She is a very quiet dog and only barks when encouraged by the rest of our hounds. She can get grumpy if another dog approaches her food bowl though she is not aggressive.
Genie would do very well as an only dog or apartment companion, so long as she gets all your attention. She has the softest coat and very kissable face and loves to tuck her nose into your armpit for full on attention sessions. She’s the best girl, just looking to have her head kissed and her ears massaged forever. Genie will come with a new squeaky toy for the forever family’s entertainment!