The ownership of an ex-racing Greyhound, like any pet, is a very serious responsibility which requires a long-term commitment for the life of the dog.

In this program, our goal is to ensure that this responsibility, as well as the needs (physical, psychological and financial) of each Greyhound placed are met in its new home.

This application has been designed to help prospective Greyhound adopters address the issues that would directly affect their home and its suitability for a Greyhound, as well as aid our staff in application evaluation.

Greyhounds in our adoption program have their health checked, are spayed or neutered, have their rabies vaccination updated and receive a dental cleaning prior to adoption.  Each Greyhound comes with a plastic kennel muzzle, buckle collar and a Recycled Racers ID tag with our phone number and an ID number that is unique to each individual Greyhound in our database.  Our adoption fee is $175.00 which is applied to the above costs.  You also get a professional quality 6-foot leash, matching tag collar and matching Martingale safety collar for your Greyhound, in your choice of Blue, Black, Hot Pink, Purple, Red and Neon Yellow!

You must first read about our adoption process before you mail or fax in an adoption application.

 

NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
RECYCLED RACERS
PO Box 1665
Commerce City, Colorado 80037

CELL: (303) 908-3675      FAX: 303-922-3577

 

 

 

Applicant Name   Date 

Address 

City   State   Zip 

Home Phone 

Cell Phone 

Email Address 
 

Number of adults in house 
 

Adult #1:

Name  

Occupation  

Employer 

Business Phone 
 

Adult #2:

Name  

Occupation  

Employer 

Business Phone 
 
 

Number of children in house 

Please list sex and ages of children: 

Who will be responsible for the care and training of the Greyhound? 

Approximately how long would your Greyhound be alone each day?

Do you live in a:

Single Family Home  Townhome/Duplex  Apartment/Condo  Mobile Home

Other (describe): 

Do you:  Own  Rent
How long at this address? 

If you rent or lease, you must have your landlord's permission to have a Greyhound.  Please list your landlord's name, address and phone:

Name 

Address 

City   State   Zip 

Home Phone 

Is your yard completely fenced?

Yes  No

If yes, please describe the fencing (what its made of) and its height.

If your yard is not completely fenced, what sort of daily exercise would your Greyhound get?

Will your daily schedule accommodate the Greyhound's needs, such as access to a fenced area or being walked on leash to perform bodily functions at least 4-5 times per day?

Yes  No

Are you aware that Greyhounds can easily reach speeds of 45-47 MPH in 3 seconds and therefore must always be kept on leash or in a completely fenced area while outdoors?

Yes  No

Are you aware that Greyhounds can not adequately live in an outdoor environment because of their lack of body fat and thin skin, and must be allowed to live in your home? Will your Greyhound live in your home?

Yes  No
 
 

Are you aware of local ordinances in your city/county/area pertaining to animal registration and ownership?

Yes  No

Will you keep a collar and tag with your name, address and phone number on your Greyhound at all times?

Yes  No

Are you aware that if you are unable to keep your Greyhound for any reason, that you must return it to the Recycled Racers adoption center, with an explanation for the return (no exceptions)?

Yes  No

If your Greyhound is lost or stolen, you must notify this adoption center as soon as possible.  Will you comply to this rule?

Yes  No

At the time of adoption, are you willing and ready to accept FULL responsibility of the ownership of your Greyhound, including health care costs and the liability of any accidental injury to the Greyhound or any parties in contact with the Greyhound?

Yes  No

Do you currently have a dog(s)?  Yes  No

If yes, describe (breed, size, sex and temperment):

Do you currently have a cat(s)?  Yes  No

If yes, describe (breed, size, sex and temperment):

Do you currently have any other pets?  Yes  No

If yes, describe:


 

How many pets have you owned in the last ten years?


 

Please explain what became of them:

Are you interested in:

Obedience training?  Yes  No

Lure coursing?  Yes  No

Would you consider the use of a crate (portable cage) as a transitional/training device for your Greyhound?

Yes  No

How would you describe the activity level of your household?

Very quiet

Occasional visitors

Regular visitors

Active

Very active

Other (describe): 

Occasionally, a Greyhound with special needs (old age, physical restrictions or an unusual personality) may become available for adoption.  Would you be interested in being considered for such a dog?

Yes  No

If yes, why? 
 
 

Do you have a veterinarian?  Yes  No

If yes, please list his/her name, address and phone:

Name 

Address 

City   State   Zip 

Business Phone 
 

Have you read any of the many books available regarding adopting an ex-racing Greyhound or done any research on this special breed?   Yes  No

If yes, please list:

If you answered "no", then either buy or check out and then read one of these books at your local library before you come to the adoption kennel:

Adopting the Racing Greyhound (3rd edition) - by Cynthia A. Branigan
Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies - by Lee Livingood
Greyhounds: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual - by D. Caroline Coile
 

Please add any additional information that you feel is pertinent to your suitability as a Greyhound adopter:

Where did you hear about Recycled Racers?

Dog Track
Recycled Racers Meet-N-Greet
Recycled Racers Web Site
Internet Search/Other Web site
Friend
Other (describe): 
 

Please list two personal references (not relatives) that you have known for at least two years:

Name 

Address 

City   State   Zip 

Home Phone 
 
 

Name 

Address 

City   State   Zip 

Home Phone 
 

I understand that a visit to my home may be scheduled by a Recycled Racers Adoption Rep. prior to my acquiring a Greyhound.  I understand the reason for this, and agree to it.  I certify that all of the information supplied on this adoption application is true and correct.
 

Signature 

 

 


 
 

You must first PRINT this application and then complete and sign it.  You may mail it to us at the address listed below or fax it to 303-922-3577.  After we have reviewed your adoption application, which may take up to 2 weeks, we will contact you.
 

Recycled Racers
PO Box 1665
Commerce City, CO 80037



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