Meet & Greets
321 - 61st Avenue SW
Meet & Greets are held
from 1 to 3 pm
SAGA conducts a thorough review of all potential adopters. We encourage you to do your own research on the greyhound breed. If you are interested in adopting a greyhound from SAGA please fill out our Adoption Form, sign it and mail it to our mailing address. A $50 CDN Non-Refundable Deposit is required with all Adoption Forms. This Fee will be applied to your Adoption Fee.
Once your Adoption form and Deposit is received you will be contacted by our Adoptions Coordinator who will go through the process with you more thoroughly. Or, if you would prefer to discuss the process with them prior to filling in the Adoption Form please feel free to contact them via the SAGA Board email at
If the Adoptions Coordinator approves you on a Preliminary basis a Home Check will be scheduled by our Home Check Coordinator. This home check is crucial for SAGA to ensure that any greyhound that they might place in your care will be in a safe environment. It will also be an opportunity for you to learn more about greyhounds and to ask any further questions.
We will work with you and your family to match a greyhound to your lifestyle, home environment and personality. We want to ensure that it is a perfect fit. This may mean that the process will take some time until we have a greyhound that will meet what SAGA deems to be a good match. We would rather not place a greyhound in a home than place them in the wrong home.
- You should be looking for a house dog and a companion. Our dogs are adopted strictly for house pets and are the finest companions you could ask for. They do not do well outside, since they have very little body fat or a thick coat to keep them warm. And, as your best friend, they want to be with you.
- You need a fenced yard (minimum height 5ft; no electric fences, invisible fences or barbed wire). All gates must be secure. The fence should be in good repair, with no missing parts or boards. Certain types of fencing are not acceptable because the greyhound can slip through them or are unsafe for greyhounds. Our home check representative will work with you to determine if your fence is safe for a greyhound.
- If you are in an apartment or condo, you must provide a copy of your lease or condo association rules that show you are permitted to have a greyhound or large dog.
- There should be no obstacles near the fence that a greyhound could use as a jumping point to get over the fence.
- Your greyhound must kept as a house pet. If you walk or jog with it, make certain it is leashed at all times. Retractable leashes (or similar devices) are not acceptable for use with greyhounds.
- You must agree to never stake, tie up, or chain your greyhound to anything.
- You must agree to never use your greyhound for breeding, research, experimentation, hunting, or professional racing.
- You agree to allow future visits to check on the dog.
- You have patience and time available to help your former racer adjust to its new life (on average it can take three months or more for an ex-racer to be completely settled into its new home).
- You must agree to keep a collar with identification on your dog at all times. The identification tag with your name and phone number on it, and the SAGA tag must be kept on the collar; to call SAGA's Lost Dog Phone if your greyhound becomes lost or missing.
- You agree to return the greyhound to SAGA if for any reason you cannot keep the dog. If you move, you must notify SAGA and give them your new address, phone number and email address, if applicable.
- You must agree to keep the greyhound in good health and proper weight and fitness and to provide at least annual Veterinarian examinations, current vaccinations, teeth cleaning, and worming. After adoption, all veterinary expenses for the greyhound are solely the responsibility of the adopter.
- You agree to always have your greyhound legally licensed as per the rules and regulations of the city / town that you live in.
- You agree to allow SAGA to repossess the dog if at any time in their opinion the dog is not being properly cared for.