Additional Adoption Fee Information for Mia
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.
Mia’s adoption fee is: $1,250
Mia, aka Zippy Model, is a 2 year old brindle female born on September 12, 2020. Her sire is Ballymac Best and her dam is Cherry Lane. Mia has 11 races to her credit on Greyhound Data. She is one of our Irish hounds. Mia is undergoing medical evaluation and is okay with children and other dogs. We still need to evaluate her for cat tolerance.