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is the largest greyhound adoption group in the state of Ohio
and the first group to be incorporated in Ohio.
have been in existence since 1993 and have placed
more than 2000 greyhounds in loving new homes.
are not affiliated with any other greyhound adoption organization
in the state.
- Apply online at www.greyhoundadoptionofoh.org.
receipt of your application, an adoption representative will
e-mail you to set up an in-person interview at the kennel. The purpose of this
visit is to ascertain that a greyhound is, indeed, a good choice
for your family. This in not an interrogation but a reflection
of our desire to make the best match for all concerned.
- Based on the interview and your family
and lifestyle, we will have chosen the dogs in the kennel that would fit best with your family. Things we look
at include: 1) Are there children in the family? 2) Do you
have other pets? 3) How long would the dog be alone (some do
better than others when alone). 4) Do you have a fenced yard,
or will your dog be walked on a leash? 5) How much experience
do you have with dogs? You may then choose from those dogs
that are best suited for your family and, once approved,
you will arrange to take your dog home. We ask that you allow
at least an hour for this visit (some take much longer). At
GAO, there are five acres for you to walk and spend time with
your potential new family member (weather permitting). With
15-20 dogs at the kennel at any given time, it is rare that
we would not have a dog that will fit beautifully into your
family when you come to choose!
to adoption, your greyhound will have
spayed or neutered
updated on vaccinations (DHLP / Parvo and Rabies) if not
tested for heartworm
a complete dental cleaning and extractions, if necessary
a microchip implant for permanent identification
evaluated for temperament and behavior
any other medical care needed
you adopt your greyhound, GAO will provide
and assistance during the transition period and throughout
the life of your greyhound
events, gatherings and volunteer opportunities to participate
in with your greyhound
at a nominal rate if you need to leave your greyhound in a
Lifelong support and financial assistance in the case of catastrophic illness
or injury (as long as our financial situation permits) when needed