Online Adoption Application

thank you for your support during lockdown**Covid-19 Notice**

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.

Please note we are only adopting dogs to homes on the island of Ireland.
Thank you for your ongoing support.

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.

Please complete all fields below.


Are you over 18?:

Where did you hear about HUG?: 

Have you ever owned a dog previously?: (Please select all that apply; hold shift key and click to select multiple options.)

What happened to your dog?:

Most of our dogs tend to be between 1 and 5 years of age, although occasionally we rehome older dogs. Do you have an age preference?:

If you are suitable, would you like to be considered for two greyhounds, to be companions for each other?:

Would you prefer your dog to be male or female?:

What is your home type:

Are you an owner or renter?:

If renting, do you have permission from the landlord and/or property management company to have a large dog? (We will require permission in writing to proceed with the adoption)?:

Do you have a fully enclosed garden?:

If no, can your garden be enclosed?:

What is the height of the fence at the lowest point?:

Who lives with your? Names of other adults:

Ages of children in household:

Other pets? Please give details:

Do any young children visit your home regularly?:

If yes, what age(s) are they and how frequently do they visit?:

Approximately how often and for how long will your dog be left on its own at a time?:

How active are you?:

Approximately how much exercise would you give your dog:



Have you or anyone in your family ever been convicted of abusing or being cruel to an animal?:

Who is the dog for?:

Do you have any plans for: (Please select all that apply; hold shift key and click to select multiple options.)

How important is it that your dog travels well?:

Do you have, or have you had, any health issues or conditions which may affect the type of dog you feel would be suitable for you?:

Do you have a timescale in mind for adopting a dog?:

If you have already had a homecheck from another rescue please give the details here (including the approximate date) as we may not need to do another homecheck.

If you have, or have had animals before, which veterinary practice do/did you use? Are you are happy for us to contact them about you if we wish to?:

Are you currently in contact with any other rescues or organisations about adopting a dog?

Is there any other information which would be useful to us?:

Please read the following statements and check the boxes to agree:

I understand that if I rehome a dog, he/she is to be rehomed as a house pet and is not to be kept kenneled or chained up. He/she will be a companion and not a guard dog or a racing or hunting dog. HUG will retain overall ownership of the dog and reserves the right to reclaim the dog if it is not being fed, housed or cared for satisfactorily. Should I ever need to find another home for the dog I will consult HUG about this before making any other arrangements for the dog.

I understand that, although HUG will provide all relevant information about the dog, a complete history is not always available.