Kansas City REGAP Adoption Requirements

  • We do not adopt to families with children under the age of 5 years old.
  • These dogs are "indoor" dogs only. This does not mean garages, heated dog houses, barns, outbuildings, etc.
  • You must be able, initially, to come home (or have someone come home) and let the dog out midday until it can get used to an 8 hour schedule.
  • You must be able to spend quality time with your dog. If you work full time and are gone most evenings and week-ends, a greyhound will not work for you. They are very needy dogs that require a commitment of quality time and exercise.
  • Must keep a collar with ID on your dog at all times.
  • Must be in a fenced area or on a leash always. (They can never be tethered). We require a fenced yard, but not necessarily a large area; an x-pen, or small fenced area where the dogs can relieve themselves would be fine. In addition, electric fences are ineffective on greyhounds as they are sight hounds, and they will chase squirrels and rabbits when they see them, regardless whether they are receiving an electrical shock or not.
  • We only adopt to families in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas. (Must be in driving distance of 2 hours or less) We do not send dogs out of the Kansas/Missouri area.
  • We are looking for families that are willing to make their greyhound a FAMILY MEMBER and are committed to caring for their companion for the rest of its life!!!
  • Must have the ability to financially house, feed, and provide needed medical care for their greyhound.
  • If renting, we require written approval from your landlord at the time the application is submitted.
  • We require a completed application, a signed commitment sheet, and we do a home visit before sending a dog home.
  • REGAP is looking for families who are committed to loving, and caring for, a greyhound for the remainder of its life, regardless how long that may be. Families must understand that there can be a 6 month or longer adjustment period while the greyhound is learning the house rules.