Adoption Application


BRGA operates in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland areas shown in the map. If you are unsure if your area is covered or if you are just outside our area, we recommend you send us an email at prior to completing the application. For those of you who happen to be outside our area, we can usually provide recommendations on adoption groups operating closer to your home.

Applicants may fill out and submit the online application below.  Or you may download and fill out the PDF form and email it to Also you can print the PDF form, fill it in by hand, and send it to:

344 Maple Ave W Box 203
Vienna, VA 22180

Update: Effective 1 Sept 2019 (applies to new applicants only)

BRGA is currently experiencing a high demand for Greyhounds that are cat friendly, small dog (<25 lbs) friendly, and suitable for homes with young children (<8 yrs). At this time the only source of greyhounds we feel comfortable adopting to families with children and small animals is our prison program since those hounds go through a rigorous assessment and training program. Therefore, at this time, we are only accepting prison hound applications from families with young children (<8 yrs) or small pets (cats, dogs <25 lb, etc.). Limited spaces are available. To learn more about the prison program check out the link below:

We want to reiterate that putting these restrictions on standard adoptions is not a matter of saying that a greyhound cannot live with kids or small dogs or cats, but that our non-prison program sources cannot adequately assess these factors for us to feel comfortable placing a dog in those households.

Please feel free to check back with us again. We will continue to monitor the situation and plan to remove this restriction on standard adoptions when we feel comfortable with our ability to assess those hounds. We sincerely apologize for the change.

Thank you,
BRGA Board of Directors

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General Questionnaire
Describe the area in which you live
Dwelling type:
Do you own your home?
If you rent, does your lease permit a dog over fifty pounds?
Do you have a completely fenced yard?
Would you be willing to consider a healed broken leg greyhound or a greyhound with additional medical needs?
Hardee Hero Hound Program
Do you want to adopt a Hardee Hero Hound? Hardee Hounds come with basic obedience, are taught to walk on a leash without pulling, and understand how to behave appropriately around visitors and food. Some can even read and perform commands from flash cards. Hardee Hounds are trained for 10 weeks by certified inmate-trainers at the Hardee Correctional Institute in Florida. (if "no" or "I don't know", click the appropriate response and proceed to next section) *
If your answer to the Hardee Hero Hound question is "yes", do you agree to the following (only required to adopt a Hardee Hero Hound):