Adoption Fee

All adoptions (standard or Hardee Hound) include the following procedures from our veterinarian:

  • Physical examination with vaccinations, including Rabies and Bordatella

  • Spaying or neutering

  • Heartworm and Lyme disease tests

  • Complete dental with extractions if necessary and a cleaning and polishing of the teeth

  • Deworming

  • Bath

Each adoption also comes with the following:

  • Martingale collar and lead, a muzzle, a Rubit! carabiner-style dog tag clip, and a BRGA ID tag

  • One year membership in Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption

  • A network of members to help and guide you, plus your own BRGA ‘buddy’

  • Your personal Adoption Orientation Booklet which includes the details of your dog with his medical history

standard Adoptions ($325)

Due to increased vetting and transportation costs, the tax-deductible adoption fee is now $325 (cash or personal check) for all standard adoptions after January 1, 2019. You may also pay by credit card for an additional $10 (to cover transaction fees). This adoption fee also covers transportation costs to get your greyhound from Florida to Virginia.

HARDee hero hound Adoptions ($650)

Due to increased vetting and training costs, the tax-deductible adoption fee is now $650 (cash or personal check) for all Hardee Hero Hound adoptions after March 1, 2019. You may also pay by credit card for an additional $10 (to cover transaction fees). Fees for Hardee Hounds must be paid at least 3-4 weeks prior to adoption. This adoption fee also covers the following:

  • 10 weeks of in-residence obedience training with inmate-trainers at the Greyhound Advancement Center, Hardee Correctional Institute

  • Food and medical care for your hound while they are in the program