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Home Inspection Check List
Prior to adopting any Greyhound into a home SAGA will do a Home Inspection where we will meet with you in your home to go through it carefully to ensure it is a safe environment for the Greyhound. We will spend approximately 3 hours with you during this visit where we will be able to assess many things and you will have a further opportunity to ask questions of us. What we are looking for is subjective and is based on many years of knowing how Greyhounds react in homes and what kind of environment will be safe for them.
We have put together a list of things that will possibly be included in this Home Inspection and we recommend that you consider the following carefully and contact us at 403-251-0186 if you still have questions.
The Home Inspection is to ensure the safety of the Greyhounds in your home and helps ensure a healthy happy life for everyone involved. This will also assist you in understanding a little bit more about Greyhounds. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible to ensure the right placement and your answers help us determine the best fit for the Greyhounds.
If you have children:
- Do your children pick up their toys when done playing?
- Do they have small building blocks, Lego that would be easy for a Greyhound to swallow?
- Does your child have stuffed toys that are at a Greyhounds level?
- What other possessions will be at a Greyhounds height that they can get into trouble eating or playing with?
- Have your children been exposed to other animals?
- Do they like dogs or are they nervous around larger dogs?
- Who will be walking the Greyhound?
- Do your children have any allergies?
Do you have other pets?
- How would you describe their personalities?
- Are they dogs or cats?
- Will the Greyhound be given time to adjust to a cat or small dog?
- How much time are you prepared to spend with the other dogs / cats / Greyhound to ensure a cohesive relationship?
- Do you understand that if the relationship does not work out that the Greyhound must be returned to SAGA and that there is no refund on the adoption fee? (A tax receipt will be issued)
If you rent or live in an apartment / condo / townhouse:
- If you rent, is your landlord in agreement and will the landlord put his/her agreement in writing to SAGA?
- If owned, do the condo / townhouse Bylaws permit pets?
- Can pets be walked on the grounds or do they need to be removed from the grounds?
- Is access to the apartment via an elevator or stairs?
- Do the stairs have a backing on them or are they open to the air?
- If in an apartment do you agree to walk your Greyhound at least twice a day to relieve himself/herself?
- If in a condo, do you have an enclosed area for the Greyhound to relieve themselves?
- If in an owned condo are there rules that stipulate that the grass will be replaced upon selling and have you considered putting aside funds to pay for that potential sale some day?
- Do you have any allergies? Greyhounds don't she as much as most dogs but, like all dogs with fur, they are not hypo-allergenic.
- Do you understand that Greyhounds can not stay outside in the winter or summer? Winter due to the cold, summer for heat exhaustion?
- Do you understand that quick break periods outside to relieve their bladders/bowels are fine but extensive time is not advised?
- Do you know that there are coats and boots that can be purchased to make your Greyhound more comfortable in cooler weather?
- Where will the Greyhound be during the day?
- If the Greyhound is alone how long will the Greyhound be alone?
- If kenneled what size of kennel will the Greyhound be in?
- Will the Greyhound be in an X-Pen or isolated room?
- If you travel on vacations, who will take responsiblity for your Greyhound?
- Will your Greyhound travel with you?
- Have considered that a Greyhound or any animal may require Veterinarian care at some point?
- Will you have Pet Insurance or set money aside?
- Do you have a harness for your Greyhound when travelling in your car?
- Do you have a Veterinarian and if not will you use a SAGA approved Veterinarian?
- Do you have a fenced yard?
- How tall is your fence?
- Are there gaps under the fence that a Greyhound could escape under?
- Does the gate lock?
- Can you install a lock on the gate?
- How is its general repair?
- Do you have items leaning against it that a Greyhound could walk up on and escape?
- Do your neighbors have dogs / cats?
- Do you have any plants / chemicals that could be dangerous to a dog?
- How cluttered is your home? Is there room enough for a large dog like a Greyhound to move around without injuring itself?