Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering a greyhound.


*It is with regret that Greyhounds as Pets has had to make the decision to temporarily defer accepting applications from people wanting a cat trainable hound. Our current waiting list for this requirement is just shy of 100 and we cannot meet the demand in a timely manner. We will review the decision in February 2022.

**Due to L3 lockdown restrictions GAP has made the decision to put a hold on any new applications within the Auckland L3 boundary. We have been unable to access the Greyhound Racing NZ operated rehoming kennel base in the Waikato since the 17th August and have a current waiting list of people looking to adopt which we are doing our best to work through. If you are in Auckland L3 lockdown we would ask you to apply in the New Year. Thank you for your understanding as we operate within Government guidelines.

Greyhounds have been historically bred to chase and catch smaller animals; while not all greyhounds will want to chase cats, we do expect to see a higher prevalence of this predatory behaviour in greyhounds compared to some other breeds of dog.  Although it is true that many dogs will chase cats, the difference with a greyhound is that they are far more likely to catch it - this is the danger when you can accelerate 0 to 70km per hour in six strides! Having said all that, there are many greyhounds living in harmony with their feline family members, but please be aware that it can take months to safely integrate a retired racing greyhound into a home with a cat, and you can find out what this involves here. If you have a cat and would like to proceed with an adoption please also be aware that due to a high demand and limited availability of retired racing greyhounds who can be trained to live with cats we expect a 6 month wait to find you a match. Thank you for your patience.


The first step to finding your ideal companion is to complete the questionnaire below. If you have any troubles completing this form, please email [email protected] .

We will be in touch within 48 hours of receiving your form. Please read the GAP Guide to learn more about caring for your greyhound. 


Step 1 of 4 About you

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Step 2 of 4 About your home

Tell us about the members of your new greyhound’s household
Some properties, Body Corporates, and Landlords have restrictions on pet ownership. In addition, there are local bylaws that restrict the number of dogs allowed on any one property and this can differ among regional authorities.
It is your legal responsibility to keep your dog contained on your property; while having a securely fenced property is preferable, it not a prerequisite for adoption.
What height in metres is the lowest part of your fencing? Please input the height in metres (excluding the suffix) such as 1.8 or 2.0. Please do not type any letters into this field.
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Step 3 of 4 Expectations

Please select up to 3 options
Please select all that apply
Occasionally we have dogs enter our rehoming programme who may require ongoing medical or behavioural management.
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Step 4 of 4 Additional information

When will you be ready to adopt?
E.g., 4 Dec 2021
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