After 20 years in operation, we know that it is crucial to carefully assess each home offer to have the best chance of making a successful match between a dog and their new family. Due to ongoing safety precautions for Covid-19, we are conducting home checks as a video call to view your home and yard, and discuss your specific situation. We take great care in the conducting a bespoke matching process between adopters and the dogs waiting for homes. We offer support that consists of pre-adoption information and post-adoption mentoring to facilitate a smooth transition from being working dogs to becoming loved pets. It takes time to complete this process with our small team of volunteers, especially in the current limiting circumstances, so please bear with us as we try to answer all queries.
At this time, we are unable to adopt greyhounds into any home with a child under the age of six years. We now conduct video homechecks as part of our assessment procedure of potential adoptive homes. For families with young children, observing their reactions with a greyhound prior to adoption is critical for HUG, but at the moment it is not possible. Furthermore, at present we do not have any foster homes with children in residence which would enable us to gauge the reaction and body language of the dog while regularly interacting with children. As such, we are unable to facilitate such adoptions.
The HUG team
Please Note: HUG only adopts dogs into homes where the dog will live as part of the family, which means sleeping indoors at night and not being left outdoors for prolonged periods without supervision. If your schedule involves a work day away from home for a duration of more than 5 hours, we ask that you consider how you might plan to provide a toilet and interaction break for the dog during this time, such as with a visit from a friend, neighbour or dog walker, or potentially a dog daycare situation.
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