Adoption FAQ

How much is the Adoption Fee?

Racing2Rehome adoption fees are:

  • $295 for all greyhounds between 1 year and 7 years old,

  • $150 for greyhounds aged over 7 years,

  • $395 for greyhounds puppies up to 1 year old,

  • $395 for cat-friendly greyhounds.

Why do you charge an Adoption Fee?

The adoption fees assist towards the cost of veterinary and feeding costs whilst the greyhound is in our care. The average cost to rehome each greyhound is approximately $900.

What standard veterinary care does R2R provide to the greyhounds they take in?

Racing 2 Rehome has high standards for the health and welfare of our greyhounds and includes the following:

  • Vet health check

  • Desexing

  • Dental cleaning, and extractions as needed

  • C5 vaccination

  • Flea and worm treatment


What gear and information does R2R provide if I adopt a greyhound?
  • A full set of medical records for the time that greyhound has been in R2R care

  • A printout of their pedigree and if applicable, their racing record.

  • Microchip number and registration details

  • Martingale collar and a leash

  • Muzzle (Note: Since January 2019 Pet Greyhounds are NOT required by law to wear muzzles, but R2R will provide you with one if you wish)

  • A warm polar fleece coat

  • R2R tag with ID number and phone number

  • Access to our private Facebook page for adopters

  • Post-adoption follow-up support

  • Information Pack on how to care for your new greyhound

If for any reason things don't work out, the dog must be returned to R2R. 

Does R2R Adopt to interstate applicants?

No, unfortunately we do not adopt our dogs interstate.

How long does the application approval process take?

Please keep in mind that R2R is volunteer based, but we will try to respond to your application within a few days. After you have met and selected a greyhound to adopt, the second step of the approval process is to organise a home check, to ensure fencing and shelter is appropriate for a greyhound. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are submitted.

Once I have been approved, what happens next?

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a phone call from one of our volunteers to arrange a ‘Meet & Greet’ with a suitable greyhound.   You and your family, along with any other pet are able to meet the greyhound and spend some time together to assess suitability to your home.   If all goes well and the adoption fee is paid, you can then take the greyhound home for a 2 week trial period.     If for any reason the dog is returned within the trial period you will receive a full refund of the adoption fee.

Racing 2 Rehome Greyhound Adoption Program, Victoria


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