COGR'S Online Adoption Application

Serious consideration should be given to your decision to adopt a greyhound. Being a responsible greyhound owner requires a commitment on your part both financially and emotionally for many years to come.

Upon receipt of your application, a Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue volunteer will contact you. Please keep in mind that the people involved are volunteers that have jobs and lives away from the organization, so we might not be able to get back to you immediately; but we will contact you as soon as possible.

Please answer all questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

You must be 21 years old and consider yourself the primary caretaker to complete the application.
You must live in the Central Ohio area, if you do not visit The Greyhound Project's adoption agency listing.
Generally, COGR does not place greyhounds with families with children under 6 years of age.
All potential adopters are required to read "Adopting the Racing Greyhound" by Cynthia Branigan.


First name:

Last name:

Co-Applicants name if applicable:

Address: City:

State: Zip Code:  E-mail address:

Home Phone: Work Phone:

How did you hear about COGR?

Why do you want to adopt a Greyhound?
Note: If additional room is needed, there is a comments section at the end of this form.

Have you read any books on ex-racing greyhounds?

If yes, which ones?

When would you be ready to bring a greyhound home?

Does everyone in the household agree on adopting a Greyhound?

Do you believe that when you adopt a animal, you make a commitment to care for that animal during it's entire lifetime?

If you moved, would you take the greyhound with you?

Please list all the other pets in your home along with their gender and ages.

If you currently have dogs, are they on heartworm medication? If so, what kind?

If you currently have a dog, could you briefly describe his / her personality.

Are all of your pets spayed or neutered?

If no, please explain why.

Please list all the pets you have had in the last 5 years that you no longer have and what happened to them

What characteristics would you desire in a greyhound? (laid back personality, more active personality, age, sex)

How would you describe your household activity level? (Very quiet, moderate activity, very active)

Who would be the primary caretaker of the greyhound?

Please list the names and ages of all the household members, including yourself:

Are you willing to keep your greyhound on leash or in a fenced in area at all times when outside?

Greyhounds must live indoors, do you agree to keep your greyhound as a inside pet?

Are you willing to keep a personal identification tag on your greyhound as well as a COGR identification tag on your Greyhound at all times?

Do you agree to use a crate for housebreaking purposes?

Please list any of the reasons that would cause you to return a greyhound.
(house soiling, doesn't get along with children, doesn't get along with other pets, moving, expecting a baby,
other family members don't like dog, vet bills too expensive, retiring want to travel w/out a dog,
someone in family had allergies to dog, didn't want / like anymore)

How long would you give a greyhound to adjust to your home?

Would you take the greyhound to obedience classes if there were a behavior problem?

If no, explain how you would handle a problem such as housebreaking or growling at a family member.

Do you agree that if for any reason you find that you cannot keep your Greyhound, you will return the greyhound to COGR?

How many hours would the dog be home alone each day?

If you are gone more than 9 hours a day, are you willing to have someone come in during the day to let the greyhound out?

Type of your dwelling: How long have you lived at your present address?

Do you have a fenced yard? COGR will not adopt to anyone using electric fencing.

Please describe your fence height and fencing material:

If you do not have a fence, are you willing to put up a fence as a condition of adoption? :

If you rent or lease, you must provide written permission from your landlord

Are you renting? Do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog over 50lbs?
Your landlord/complex manager's name:
Phone number where they can be reached:

COGR reserves the right to contact applicant's veterinarian to ensure that present and past pets are up to date on vaccinations, heartworm preventative, etc. After sending this application, will you call your vet and ask that they provide us with the requested?

Please give us your current Veterinarian Name :
Vet's address: Vet's phone:

Would you object to a home visit by a representative of COGR?

Have you applied to another greyhound adoption agency?

**If you have applied to another adoption group COGR will not contact you regarding this application.

Please only apply to one greyhound adoption group. Do not apply to multiple groups to see which group contacts your first. The goal is to choose the group that you feel is right for you and to work with that group to find a greyhound that is a good match for your family.

Please add any additional comments you feel may help us understand you and your home as a potential greyhound home.

By submitting this application, you hereby certify that the above information is true, complete, and correct, and you understand that it will be relied upon by GOGR in considering you for Greyhound adoption. You further understand and agree that this application, if approved, will become part of the adoption agreement with COGR.


***Please review your answers carefully before submitting. Please allow up to 5 days from receipt of application for your follow-up call.***



Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue
P.O. Box 460
Dublin, OH 43017

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