Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We, the members of this organization, all have the same agenda and goals for this group - To save the most Greyhounds possible, and to place them in loving permanent homes.
We strive to give these amazing animals the exposure and recognition they deserve and to create awareness for the need of adoption. We work together to serve the Greyhound to the best of our abilities.
MGAP is very unique and extremely fortunate to have its President, Deb
Levasseur, certified as a "Canine Behavior Therapist". She offers all
counseling services free of charge to ALL MGAP members. She is also
certified in Canine first Aid as well as Obedience training. We also have an
extremely knowledgeable team of support volunteers who are always eager and
happy to help.
MGAP also gives each new adopter a free training session (approximately 2 hours) which includes such topics as:
What to expect; and how to deal with all the adjustment issues of your new
Greyhound, how to avoid separation anxiety and create a happy self confident
and well adjusted dog, how to get your dog to heal on the lead, children and
the new Greyhound, feeding, grooming and much more. This extensive training gives the new adopters the knowledge and confidence necessary for a grey't start and a wonderful and long lasting relationship between the family and the Greyhound.
We pride ourselves on our reputation and integrity which is all based on our
love and passion for the retired greyhounds; for their sakes, we will never
compromise our standards.
We have seen the need for this service and have stepped up to the plate to do our part. We are always looking for help in many areas, and if you would like to join us in our quest, please click on " How can I help" for further information.
1- Fill out the application or apply online
2- The in-home interview
3- The final Interview
This process was designed to help you learn more about this amazing breed. During the in-home interview, you will have the opportunity to have a Greyhound visit you in your home. We will go through all the particulars of this breed and answer all of your questions. These interviews will also enable us to understand your requirements and help us find a dog that will fit in your environment.
If approved, you name goes onto the list, and depending on the time of year, your wait should not be too long.
Part of this process should be to ask yourself if you and your family are ready to make a 10 year or so commitment to this dog. It is not fair to bring a Greyhound into your home just to try him/her out to see if its right for you. The dog will bond quickly and will not understand if you have to give him back.
We have a policy not to place Greyhounds into homes with children under the age of three. Children six years of age and under will have to be good with dogs and able to understand the proper behavior towards them. We can help to assess and educate in this area.
Please consider all aspects of adoption before filling in your application. Go through all the FAQ and information on this site, it will help you to decide. It is a big decision, please do not take it lightly, for the sake of the Greyhound.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.