Adoption Fee

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

  • Physical examination with vaccinations

  • Spaying or neutering

  • Deworming

Each adoption also comes with the following:

  • Martingale collar and lead, a muzzle, 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 ($375)

The tax-deductible adoption fee is now $375 (cash or personal check) for all standard adoptions approved after June 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.

Note: We are currently experiencing unusually large variations in vetting and transportation costs between hauls. Thanks to the generosity of donors we are able to absorb some of this fluctuation; however, given the variations in cost there is the potential for this fund to be quickly depleted. As a result, for planning purposes for our new adopters, BRGA reserves the right to increase the standard adoption fee to no higher than $450 for any applicant approved after June 1, 2019. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

PRISON hound Adoptions ($650)

Due to increased vetting and training costs, the tax-deductible adoption fee is now $650 (cash or personal check) for all Prison Hound adoptions after March 1, 2019. You may also pay by credit card for an additional $20 (to cover transaction fees). Fees for Prison Hounds must be paid at least 3-4 weeks prior to adoption. This adoption fee also covers the following:

  • 8-10 weeks of in-residence obedience training with inmate-trainers at the Greyhound Advancement Center (either Hardee Correctional Institute or Central Florida Reception Center)

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