Adoption Process


Please contact us at BEFORE submitting your adoption application and deposit!

All adoption applications are processed in the order they are received. And then, prioritized for the best possible match

to your family and individual living situation (other pets, children, personality of the hound, etc.) or preferences.

We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Where to Start!

Decide if a greyhound is the right dog breed for you. We can help you decide - just call us at 512-895-9150, email us at, or visit us at a meet & greet. You can also read books (we highly recommend Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood ) or find information on the internet (The Greyhound Project is a great place to start) 

Complete the AGA adoption application and send to us (printed or electronically).
Austin Greyhound Adoption
PO Box 336
Cedar Park, TX 78630-0336 

There is a $50 non-refundable application deposit which must be paid with your application submission. ** 
or include a check with your completed and signed application.

For approved applications, the application deposit will be deducted from the final adoption fee.

The final non-refundable adoption fee is (including the $50 non-refundable application deposit):

Note: As of  January 1, 2020, pet adoption organizations in the state of Texas are required to collect 8.25% sales tax on all adoption fees. This sales tax will be collected on the total adoption fee for each level below at the time the adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.

•  Grown-up/Adult (1 to 8 years) $325 + tax                               •  Youngster/Puppy (under 1 year) $375 + tax

•  Wisdom of years /Senior (8 years and over) $275 + tax           •  Special-needs hound (determined by case) $150 + tax 

or provide a check when the adoption is finalized.
(AGA Adoption fees are effective as of 03/01/2018)

**If completing application to become a FOSTER, there are NO FEES required
  Please call (512) 895-9150, ext 2 or email if you have questions about becoming an AGA Foster!

We'll contact you to review your application and answer any questions you might have.

Once your application is approved, we will make arrangements for you to meet available greyhounds at one of our foster homes or at a meet & greet. We will help you to choose the right greyhound for your family! Please note, we do not adopt Greyhounds to families with children age 5 and under. Families with children age 5 to 8 are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The final step is to sign our adoption contract, pay the balance of your adoption fee (less the $50 deposit), and take delivery of your new greyhound. The adoption fee includes:
  • Neuter/spay
  • All vaccinations and wellness exam
  • Heartworm and parasite tests, as well as any required treatment
  • Fecal test, as well as any required treatment
  • Dental cleaning, Bath, Nails clipped
  • Microchip with lifetime registration
  •  A martingale collar and leash set
  • Turnout muzzle
  • Ongoing support from Austin Greyhound Adoption
  • Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood

The adoption fee is reduced to $275 for AGA dogs 8 years of age and over. Dogs over 8 years of age are often referred to as Seniors. Senior Greyhounds are seniors in name only. Don't let the Senior distinction fool you. Senior Greyhounds are just as fun loving and active as 3 year old Greyhounds!  Greyhound-data  Follow us on Linked In