Adoption Costs

Bringing any animal into your home and family is a financial commitment for the lifetime of the animal. The initial adoption fee of $275 is just the beginning, but it is reasonable to ask what services are included in the adoption donation, and what additional expenses will be required.

Pre-adoption Expenses (Mandatory):

  • Pet Supplies (food, dog bowls, bed, etc.)
  • Veterinarian search

Basic Adoption Expenses, covered by Adoption Fee * :

  • Spaying or neutering
  • De-worming if required
  • All vaccinations, including rabies vaccine
  • 1 month of heartworm preventative medication
  • Teeth cleaning
  • A new “greyhound-safe” collar with matching leash
  • An I.D. tag
  • Squawker
  • A lifetime of advice and support from GPA-Wisconsin
  • A guarantee to take the dog back anytime during the life of the dog should it be required
  • Microchipping

* The Adoption fee is $250 for applications received prior to January 1, 2017, and then $275 for applications received after January 1, 2017.

Optional Expenses:

  • Muzzle: $12

Note that in some cases, depending on the dog and on the specific home environment where the dog will be placed, GPA-Wisconsin will require that a crate be purchased. Please contact GPA-Wisconsin for the correct crate size before making final arrangements to obtain the crate.