If you’d like to adopt a greyhound, please complete and submit an adoption application.   Please allow a week for review of your application. Then we’ll call or send you a note to schedule an interview. John and Denise Davis, or one of their adoption representatives, will conduct an interview of all applicants.

The interview, which usually lasts about an hour, helps determine that a greyhound is appropriate for you. It also helps us to find the dog best suited for your home. They review the application with you, and discuss your preferences for the greyhound (i.e. sex, age, personality, coat color, etc.). They’ll also discuss the responsibilities of owning a greyhound, and can answer any questions or discuss any concerns that you have. At the interview, or shortly after, they will let you know if you’ve been approved. There is usually no more than a three-week wait to get your greyhound. You will be contacted with an anticipated delivery date for you to pick up your greyhound at John and Denise’s.

PLEASE NOTE: Paws on the Mountain Adoption does follow up visits two to three weeks after the adoption is complete. We also are ALWAYS available for ANY questions you might have throughout the life of your grey! We are ALWAYS here to help.

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Can I Meet some Greyhounds First?
Absolutely! You really should take the time to meet some greyhounds. That’s why we hold several Meet & Greets every month. Check out our event calendar.

Not convenient for you?
We might be able to arrange for you to meet some greyhounds nearby – just give us a call.

The adoption fee is $500.00 and is tax-deductible. Please note that we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions will be used to benefit greyhounds in our kennel. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Contact your tax adviser for more information.

What does the fee cover?

  • Spay/neutering
  • Rabies vaccination
  • DHLP
  • De-worming
  • Heartworm negative check
  • Transportation costs to the kennel
  • Leash, collar, and Greyhound Rescue, Inc ID tag.
  • registered RFID Microchip
  • ‘Owners’ Manual

Do you adopt greyhounds outside West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware or D.C.?
We rarely place dogs outside of our home area because we cannot offer effective support to long-distance adopters. Visit The Greyhound Project’s Adopt a Greyhound! page for a worldwide directory of adoption agencies at

Sweet Dreams. Image courtesy Mark Robinson.