Homing Process


The vast majority greyhounds brought over from Ireland by SAGA will have spent most of their lives in kennels and would never have enjoyed the comfort and pleasure of a warm, safe environment of a home, so all the greyhounds are being homed for the first time. All the greyhounds will have spent time with me as fosters prior to being homed but will still require a degree of house and home training.

What Happens First
If you have seen a greyhound you would like to adopt then we ask you to fill in the online HOMING APPLICATION QUESTIONAIRE. Once completed we will contact you to arrange an informal home visit.

Home Check
This informal visit is to talk through what is on the questionnaire, to talk to you and your family and for any questions you might have
to be answered personally on all relevant subjects to adopting a greyhound… All homes must have secure gardens and exercise areas. Advice will be given on where the greyhound can sleep. SAGA greyhounds are homed on the understanding that they INDOOR pets only.

When Will I know I Have Passed?
You will be told on the visit whether your application has been successful and if the greyhound you have asked for is suitable.

What Happens Now
Once the checks have been completed we will arrange for a visit with your selected greyhound to your home, it maybe you already have
family pets and this checks out their compatibility to live with one another, and allows you to initially bond with the hound.

We ask for a minimum donation of £150 to help towards the costs of homing the hound. These costs comprise neutering/spaying, micro-chipping, vaccinations including rabies and a small contribution toward transportation costs.

We ask that before final homing proof of Pet Insurance is in place for the hound. [Good budget deals for this insurance can be found on the various comparison sites on the web]