Step One: Meet a Greyhound. Come to one of our scheduled events, and spend some time interacting with greyhounds. Think about what kinds of personality traits you like in the dogs, and what kind of dog would best fit with your family and lifestyle
Step Two: Educate Yourself. Read through MNGR's website, and check out books like "Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies" by Lee Livingood. This will help you make an informed decision about whether a greyhound is the right dog for you. Buy this book from MNGR now!
Step Three: Ask Yourself These Questions.
Step Four: Fill out an Application.
Step Five: Try a Greyhound On for Size. Based on our conversations with you, we'll have you meet some available hounds. This will either take place at our kennel in Inver Grove Heights, at a hound's foster home, or at a Meet n Greet. We require that every person in the household and every other dog in the household be present at this meeting.
Step Six: Do a Home Visit. One of MNGR's representatives will come to your home (no, you don't have to bake us cookies, and we know you are not Martha Stewart, there will be no white-glove test). We are looking to see whether your home is realistically equipped to house a greyhound. We're looking for things like poisonous plants, super slippery floors, glass knick-knacks at tail height, and other things that could be hazardous to the hound. This is also a time for you to ask every question you can think of, in preparation for your new family member. We prefer that all members of the family who will interact with the hound be present.
Step Seven: Welcome Your New Baby Home!
Note: Our adoption fee is $350. This helps cover, but does not entirely cover, the dog's spay/neuter, shots, heartworm check, physical exam, transportation from the track, and care/food while the dog is with us.