Adoption

 

Find the newest member of your family here

All dogs that are rehomed by SGS will be neutered, microchipped and will come with a collar, lead and a muzzle. If you are thinking about rehoming a Greyhound or Lurcher we suggest that you do as much research and reading as you can about the breed and what you need to know about re-homing a rescued Greyhound or Lurcher. A good place to start is with information pages.

 

Please note that we ask for a minimum donation of £150 to adopt a dog from Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary.

  • Application Form 

The next step in the homing process is filling out an application form. This form is filled out online and submitted electronically through the website, just click the button at the bottom of this page to start off your adoption journey. Please note that we do not usually rehome dogs to families with children under the age of 2, however depending on an applicants experience and circumstances we may make exceptions to this. Please feel free to contact the SGS team for further information.

  • Homecheck

Once we have received your application form you will be called by one of our volunteers team members to discuss your application in more detail and make sure you understand the responsibility of adoption. once that has been successfully passed a volunteer in your area will get in touch to arrange a suitable time for a homecheck. Homechecks allows SGS to meet you face to face, to make sure our dogs are going to be safe and to fully understand the environment and what kind of household you live in. These homechecks help SGS understand what dog would be suitable for you and help in matching up dogs to their new families. It's important that all members of the family are there for the homecheck.

  • Choosing your Dog

After a successful homecheck the Rehoming Co-ordinators will discuss which of our dogs would be most suited to you. All dogs are assessed in a foster home prior to re-homing so it is important to listen to the advice Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary has to offer in what dog we think would be suitable for you.

We want you to bond with your dog so when suitable matches have been found a meeting will be arranged and you will have the chance to walk and spend time with the dog before making any decisions. We want you to take your time in choosing your dog and not rush into anything. Owning any dog is a big decision and we want it to be the right dog for you and the right home for our dogs.

  • Follow-up

The Follow-up is a very important part of the adoption process. Once you have your new dog home our Follow-up Co-ordinators will be in touch to help you with any issues you come across, to give advice and help you settle your dog into your family as smoothly as possible.

Do not hesitate to contact SGS if you are having any problems or have any questions as the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary team are all very experienced and we even have a qualified behaviourist to hand for expert advice.

Click here to fill out our online application form

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24 Abbotshall Road

Cults 

Aberdeen

AB15 9JX

Scotland, UK

0845 643 9335

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