Greyhound Pets of America Minnesota

Is a Greyhound right for You?

Researching the Breed before Adopting

Before you apply to adopt GPA requires that you do some basic research on greyhounds to find more about whether this is the right breed for you.  We have required reading for adopters, and also require that all applicants attend a Meet  & Greet. We want you to have a good understanding of the greyhound breed by having the opportunity to meet hounds face-to-face, ask questions of our event volunteers, and be well-prepared for your future family member.

GPA MN Policy for Families with Children Under Age 5:

Lash with Family.jpgFamilies with toddlers are asked to postpone adopting a retired racer until after children turn 5. Greyhounds aren't built for the rough-and-tumble playfulness of young children. They respond best to older, quieter, considerate children. For families who already have a greyhound and have a child under 5 years of age, consideration is made on a case-by-case basis. The Adoption Committee carefully considers each case according to the needs of the family and the needs of the hound. If you do have a greyhound and a child under 5 years old, you are required to do the additional reading of one of the books for families with children.