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Our Featured Chagrin Falls, OH Partner:
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
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.
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
We serve Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas (typically a four hour radius from Chagrin Falls, OH). We only adopt out retired racing greyhounds that have come from the tracks or farms.
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is the largest (based on number of dogs placed) and oldest (based on incorporation date) greyhound adoption organization in the state of Ohio . At the time of our inception, in 1993, greyhounds were rarely seen in Ohio . Today, you'll see greyhounds nearly everywhere you go! The word is out! Greyhounds make WONDERFUL pets!
GAO receives dogs from numerous tracks around the country, but primarily from Florida , Wisconsin and Kansas . We generally have 20-30 dogs awaiting placement at any given time. Upon arrival at GAO, each dog is neutered, vaccinated, checked for parasites, heartworm tested, microchipped and has a complete dental cleaning. Anything else the future pet may need is done prior to placement. Occasionally, GAO will receive a dog with a fractured leg, an injury that is quite common in the world of greyhound racing. These dogs receive excellent care through Ohio State University 's orthopedic surgery center.
Come Meet our Pets:
We are located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We ask all visitors to make an appointment before they come so we can ensure someone will be there to help you. We have many booths at events around Northeast Ohio. Please visit our website for the complete list.
Our Adoption Process:
First you will need to fill out the application on our website. Upon receipt of your application, an adoption representative will call you to set up an in-person interview. The purpose of this visit is to ascertain that a greyhound is, indeed, a good choice for your family. This in not an interrogation but a reflection of our desire to make the best match for all concerned. If all goes well, you may then arrange to visit the kennel in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Based on the interview and your family and lifestyle, we will have chosen the dogs in the kennel (usually 3 to 5) that would fit best with your family. Things we look at include: 1) Are there children in the family? 2) Do you have other pets? 3) How long would the dog be alone (some do better than others when alone). 4) Do you have a fenced yard, or will your dog be walked on a leash? 5) How much experience do you have with dogs? You may then choose from those dogs that are best suited for your family and, if you are prepared, you may take your dog home at that time. We ask that you allow at least an hour for this visit (some take much longer). At GAO, there are five acres for you to walk and spend time with your potential new family member (weather permitting). With 20 to 30 dogs at the kennel at any given time, it is rare that we would not have a dog that will fit beautifully into your family when you come to choose!