Additional Adoption Fee Information for Pippin
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.
Pippin’s adoption fee is: $750
Pippin, aka Channon Pippin, is a 5 1/2 year old black and white male born on May 12, 2017. Pippin has no entry in Greyhound Data so was likely never registered in Ireland where he was born. He will soon be evaluated for cat/small animal tolerance.
Meet Pippin, a 5 year old fluffy black greyhound from Ireland with one white long stocking on his left front leg! Pippin is a loving and playful dog with a big heart. He is on the hunt for the perfect fur-ever home!
Pippin loves to play and run around the yard where his favorite activities are squirrel chasing and squirrel staring contests. He does well on walks in the neighborhood until he spots a bunny or tree meat. Inside he loves to get neck scratches and play with ALL of the toys he can find. This big boy with his soft fluffy coat would make a wonderful movie night couch companion!
Pippin is allowed to roam the house when no one is home. However, given his height, he can reach tempting treats left unattended on the counters; so keeping those goodies hidden away in cabinets is a necessity.
If you’re looking for a loyal and loving dog who loves to play and get neck scritches, Pippin is the perfect hound. His ideal home would have a backyard for watching the world go by and a canine companion; he can be a bit too vocal for apartment life. He is waiting for someone special to give him the forever home he deserves, where he can share his love, laughter and bring joy to his new family.