Then you've come to the right place! But wait, where are the adoptable Greyhounds at? Here at the Alabama Greyhound Adoption Center we not only work with our local community and surrounding area's, we also network with other adoption groups across the United States and Canada. Due to this network, keeping adoptable Greyhounds up on our website often times becomes impossible to keep up with. Instead, we encourage families to contact us and let us help you find your next 45mph couch potato. You may also check our Facebook Page for some of our available Greyhounds. (Click Here To Go To Our Facebook Page) As with the ruling in Florida progresses through 2019, the number of adoptable Greyhounds is dwindling down. If you are searching for a "rescued Greyhound", be prepared to wait a few years or longer. Our Greyhounds are not rescued, they are retired. We very rarely have rescues come through our doors. If your family is searching for a cat tolerant Greyhound, please be aware that you may be on a waiting list that could be as long as 8 weeks. Yes, as long as 8 weeks. The number one requested Greyhound by every adopter and group are cat tolerant females, followed by cat tolerant males. Due to this demand, and the fewer number of Greyhounds retiring, we have no choice but to inform our adopters that there could be a wait. It isn't just our local homes here either, we have to tell this to fellow adoption groups too.
We are also informing our adopters to please understand that we want the best home for our hounds. Please come with an open heart, open mind, and be totally colorblind! Though many may want to have a (fill in the blank color and sex), that might not be the best fit for your family. Instead a (fill in the blank with another color and opposite sex) might work out best for your family. You never know - after all, letting the Greyhound choose their family always works out the best!
The non-refundable adoption fee is $400, due at the time of adoption We accept cash, check, credit/debit and Paypal.
The adoption fee defrays our costs and includes:
Spay or Neuter
Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning
4DX Snap Heartworm / Tick test test
Microchipped with lifetime enrollement
Up To Date on Heartworm and Intestinal Worm Prevention
As of January 2020, your Greyhound will now go home with a 6 month box of Coraxis! That's 6 months of heartworm, roundworm, whipworm, hookworm treatment and control! To learn more about Coraxis, CLICK HERE
Up To Date on Flea Prevention - a single dose of Simparica is given at the time of surgery by our Veterinarians -- To learn more aboutSimparica, CLICK HERE.
Up To Date on Vaccinations (3 year Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella)
Goes Home With A New AGRAC ID Tag
Goes Home With A New Houndstown Martingale Collar, leash, and ID Tag collar set
A weeks supply of Diamond High Energy to allow you to transfer your new hound to the feed you choose to give
Gets A Lifetime Of Support and Is Welcomed To Come Back To "Camp" To Visit Anytime Mom And Dad Are On Vacation (Please visit our Camping With Hounds page for more information)
Welcomed To Come Back And Visit With Us During Meet And Greets
HOURS OF VISITATION Please call the adoption office to set up your appointment before coming out. There are days that we *must* leave the office right at 3pm so that we may do vet runs.
Sunday - Closed (our crew is using this day to catch up on small pet testing, cleaning, and more) Monday - 10am to 3pm for scheduled camping pick up or drop off's only (our crew has "Vaccination day" on Mondays for the adoptable Greyhounds) Tuesday - Closed (our crew is taking our special needs Greyhounds to our Orthopedic vet for surgeries, cast changes/removals/check ups - an ALL DAY affair!)
Wednesday - 10am to 3pm, last visitation appointment at 2pm Thursday - 10am to 3pm, last visitation appointment at 2pm Friday - 10am to 3pm, last visitation appointment at 2pm Saturday - 10am to 5pm, last visitation appointment at 4pm (we're extending our Saturday hours!)
AGAC is an appointment only adoption to provide the best care for our hounds. Short notice appointments taken on an as-available basis.
We thank everyone for their understanding in this matter.
Things You Might Need Before Bringing Your Hound Home
Prior to bringing your hound home, choose what type of food you want your hound fed! Then bring us some of the new food and we will swap your hound from the Diamond High Energy over to the new food. If you wish to keep them on Diamond High Energy, you may find it at any local Petsmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus, Tractor Supply, feed and farm stores, etc.
Food On Hand - we recommend Diamond Pet Foods - High Energy, Premium Adult, or Performance formula, any of the Diamond Naturals formulas, or Diamond Naturals Grain Free formulas; Pro Plan; Purina ONE; Kirkland's Chicken And Rice; etc... we DO NOT recommend and HIGHLY ADVISE AGAINST junk foods like Kibbles N Bits, Beneful, Alpo, Ol' Roy, etc. as these have been known to cause diarrhea, pancreatitis, severe dental disease, and extremely shortened life spans in Greyhounds.
A Greyhound Sized Crate - one that is at least 48" long, 36" tall and at least 30" wide. Usually most crates that size will be large enough for a Greyhound although there are some exceptions to that! Remember, it is easier to get a Greyhound into a crate that is too large than it is to try and "stuff" him into one that is too small!
Food and Water Bowls
Dog Beds - blankets from your local Salvation Army Store work GREYT! A queen sized comforter folded in half, then folded in half again makes a perfect sized bed for your hound's crate. Other inexpensive options include memory foam bath mats as a base under your hound's blankets, a twin comforter stuffed into a child's sleeping bag (more thrift store finds!) and "papason" mattresses. Don't forget, a child's toddler bed mattress also make a great bed!
Toys - most Greyhounds love stuffy toys, some good chew toys (beef rawhide chews are perfect just don't use the ones with knotted ends, they pose a choking hazard!)