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STEP ONE: Submit an Application: To start the adoption process, please fill out our online adoption application below. The review will begin once you pay the $50 application fee, which is a down-payment on the $350 adoption fee. If you are new to adoption through MSGAO, then we will depend on the reference from your veterinarian regarding care of previous pets or from verifiable proof that your past pets received annual shots and heartworm and flea/tick preventive. You will be notified within three weeks that your application is approved. After that, you can contact the adoption kennel to set up an appointment to view the available hounds.

STEP TWO: You can pay the application fee online here. Application Fees are non-refundable. Applications will not be processed without a paid application fee.

STEP THREE: Make an appointment:  Once your application has been approved, call (870-735-7317) or email the kennel to make an appointment to come and select a greyhound. We ask you to keep an open mind when it comes to selecting your new family member.  How your personality fits with a particular hound is more important to a successful adoption than the dog's color or gender.  For this reason, dogs will be marked as reserved only after the prospective adopter and hound have interacted in person.  We also take this opportunity to assure prospective adopters that the fact that a dog has been waiting a while in our kennel does not mean he or she is “unadoptable.” These patient hounds have just been waiting until the right adopter comes around. You may be the one!

View the available Greyhounds HERE


The $350 adoption fee covers neuter or spay, a blood panel, tick panel, heartworm test, and dental cleaning. Your Greyhound will also receive the ProHeart6 shot which provides six months of heartworm prevention. In addition, your new greyhound will be up to date on all vaccinations. MSGAO greyhounds and are free of fleas and ticks. With every adoption, we will provide a free, 1-inch black martingale collar. 


Deciding to adopt a greyhound has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, but one very important aspect of this decision is being a prepared adopter. Many books are available to learn about adopting. Our favorite books are: Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies by Lee Livingood, Adopting the Retired Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Brannigan, and Childproofing your Dog by Brian Kilcommons.

Please click here to access the Adoption Application if you are using a Mac or the form does not show for you below.

*Please fill out the application completely, including contact information for veterinarian and personal references.

Incomplete Applications will not be processed.


*Application fees are non-refundable. If your application is not approved or you decide not to adopt then you can request a donation receipt by emailing us at
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