NGAP National Greyhound Adoption Program Virginia Affiliate Serving the greater Hampton Roads area
The National Greyhound Adoption Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of ex-racing greyhounds. Our main headquarters and dog kennel is in Philadelphia but the Virginia Affiliate is headquartered in Virginia Beach and focuses primarily on adoptions in the greater Hampton Roads area. This includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and Hampton. If you are uncertain about whether you are located in an area that we serve, please fill out the form on this page and we will respond to you as soon as we can.
Our greyhounds come from all areas of the country. They are transported to our Philadelphia kennel facility where we have a surgical unit and an in-house vet. They are given a complete check-up and are profiled. They will reside at the kennel until such time as their adoptive home has been chosen. At that point they will be transported to Virginia Beach where they are picked up by their new adopters at the home of our local Director. We do not have kennel facilities in our local area so all dogs stay at the kennel until such time as they have been adopted.
Because we are a non-profit organization and survive on adoption fees and donations, we have an adoption fee of $260.00. This includes spaying or neutering, teeth cleaning, all shots, heartworm testing, micro chip, blood work, and transportation. You will also be given an adoption kit containing a care booklet, food, a special collar and leash designed for a greyhound and many other items. You will need to purchase a soft dog bed, bowls and a coat for your greyhound. You may acquire these items from any pet store or from NGAP (all proceeds from NGAP sales go directly to greyhound rescue). Items purchased from NGAP are cheaper and are of better quality than those found in pet stores.
You will need to fill out an application. As part of the application approval process, a home visit will be scheduled in order to assess any areas of your home that may present possible dangers to the greyhound. After your application has been approved, you will be notified of the approximate date your dog will arrive from the Philadelphia kennel. We will try to notify you a week in advance, but sometimes due to the volunteers available to transport dogs, we may only be able to give you a few days notice. Your greyhound will be picked up at the home of the Virginia director in Virginia Beach. The time period is usually two to three weeks once your application has been approved. The time varies according to weather and if you require a cat safe greyhound. Transporting your dog may be delayed due to weather. Extreme heat prevents safe transit. If you have any further questions or would like more information on adopting a Greyhound, please fill out the form on the left or contact Gay Latimer at (757)486-7956.