Adoption Costs

Bringing any animal into your home and family is a financial commitment for the lifetime of the animal. Our adoption fee of $300 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 such as food, dog bowls and dog beds.
  • Veterinarian search.

Basic adoption expenses, covered by GPA-WI adoption fee * 

  • Spaying or neutering.
  • Initial deworming treatment.
  • All pet vaccinations, including rabies** vaccine.
  • 1 month of heartworm preventative medication.
  • Teeth cleaning.
  • A new “greyhound-safe” collar with matching leash.
  • Metal ID tag.
  • Muzzle.
  • A lifetime of advice and support from GPA-WI.
  • A guarantee to take the dog back at any time during the life of the dog should it be required.
  • Microchipping.

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


* Adoption fee is $275 for applications received prior to January 1, 2018, and $300 for applications received after January 1, 2018.

** Some group activities such as obedience classes, boarding or doggy daycare may require a bordatella or kennel cough vaccination, which is not covered by the adoption fee.