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Adoption Documents

If you would like to find out more about our adoption process, read all about it on our Adoption Process page.

There are two ways to fill out a Greyhound adoption application

** Fill out our Online Adoption Form **

This is the fastest way to begin the process. Your Online application form will be sent to us immediately and we will respond to you quickly.

You can start the online application by clicking Here

** Print it and mail it **
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Download this  PDF Application Form - Print it and fill it out, then mail it to:
Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest
P. O. Box 6524
Portland, OR 97228-6524


As an all-volunteer organization, one of our most limited resources is time. We do not have paid staff to process adoption applications and rely on our hard working volunteers to process applications, make home visits and complete adoptions. This process takes several hours for each application. Please read our Adoption Process page for important details of our process and requirements.

Because not every application leads to an adoption, we process several applications for each adoption that is completed. Sometimes a Greyhound is not the right dog for an adopter, other times an adopter may change their mind or adopt from another group that also provides Greyhounds. When our volunteers spend time on an application that does not result in an adoption, it delays others from getting their Greyhound and limits the number of successful adoptions we can provide. Since our goal is to match Greyhounds with adopters, we take as much time as necessary to find the right dog for each adopter. This can take time but the result is a Greyhound that is just the right fit for your home.

An application deposit of $50.00 is now required with your application submission. If your application is approved, this deposit will be applied toward the adoption fee at the time of adoption. If your application is declined by GPA Northwest your deposit will be refunded to you. You will only lose your deposit if you change your mind about adopting from GPA Northwest after you have submitted your application. The funds collected are charitable contributions that will enable GPA Northwest to continue our work and help Greyhounds.

If you have questions or don't understand this policy, contact our Adoption Information coordinator by using our email contact form, or call us at 503-784-1285.