Greyhound Ranch Adoptions, Inc. - Lake Mary Pet Shelter

Greyhound Ranch Adoptions, Inc.

Greyhound Ranch Adoptions, Inc, and Pawdners is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, greyhound adoption organization located in Central Florida. The fundamental mission of the Ranch is to provide shelter and medical care to greyhounds that have retired from racing activities. Our mission is achieved by providing foster care and rehabilitation programs for these beautiful canines as they transition from the life of a regimented trained athlete to a household pet. The Ranch is also dedicated to readying the greyhound for adoption by great parents into qualified homes and educating the public regarding the history and development of the greyhound breed.

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 950203
    Lake Mary, FL 32795
  • Phone
  • (407) 804-5257
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Adoption Process

Once that you have made the decision to adopt a greyhound, you can fill out and submit our on-line Adoption Application. Please provide as much information as possible as it will help us decide if a greyhound is the right breed of dog for you. We ask for comprehensive information, but we only want to make sure that you find the best match so neither you or the dog will be disappointed. We want our greyhounds to find life-long homes. ALL of the greyhounds that are listed on our featured dogs page are at our kennel or in foster care in our program. These dogs may no longer be available when you ask about one, or they may not be the greyhound that would best fit into your home and lifestyle after we have reviewed your application. We suggest that you keep an open mind about adoption first and after your application has been approved, we will then discuss with you what dogs are available and which one(s) may fit your application. While we do not insist that you take a certain dog (we will suggest more than one that might fit your application). If you insist on starting off with a demand for a certain dog (if you are a first time adopter) you will be disappointed and you should work with another organization. One important part of our adoption process is conducting a phone interview and home visit. This is so that we can put together a “family profile” for determining if one of the greyhounds we offer would be most suitable for your lifestyle. During the home visit, we will want to meet your other pets, your children, and to find out if you will have children visiting your home, or if you will be taking your greyhound to places where it will be around small animals and children. This is important in the evaluation process. We will be asking lots of questions, but we want to be absolutely sure that the greyhound we place will be in it’s forever home. Therefore, we will be honest and open about our recommendations for you. Once you have completed the adoption process, we will check the availability of the greyhounds in our program and take the necessary steps to schedule a meeting with you so that you can meet our available dogs. The goal is to find the right greyhound for you. We want our adoptions to last the lifetime of the dog!!! We are flexible and try to accommodate all of our adopters and we work on a case-by-case basis. We do not advocate one way or another regarding how long a dog should be fostered, as we have found through experience that one way is not better than another when it comes to finding great homes for our greyhounds. We choose to work with each adopter (and greyhound) individually which means that we focus only on what dog best fits your home. We do not try to “over sell” or “sugar coat” the information we provide about each greyhound we place. We supply detailed and honest information about each greyhound’s personality and possible issues and requirements. Once you have been approved, you can then schedule a visit to meet our available dogs and to discuss which dog will best suit your family. If we have a dog that fits your household and you want to adopt that dog, you can either take the dog home at the time of your visit (if you have all the supplies you need) or you can speak for your new dog and pay a deposit that will be applied to your adoption fee when you pick your dog up. By speaking for your new dog, we will give you up to seven days to purchase your supplies and reschedule a time to take your dog home. Please note: Once you get to this stage of the adoption process, you must take a dog within seven days of making your choice. We cannot hold dogs for adopters because that interrupts our schedule for bringing in other dogs and it puts undue pressure on our volunteers who are fostering. Please make sure that you can take a dog once you have made your choice. If you cannot take the dog you want in the time frame we offer, that dog may be placed with an adopter who is ready to adopt.

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