2. Photograph your Greyhound
Email 3 good quality photographs of your greyhound
3. Provide some key details on your greyhound
Please include the following information with the above email or complete the 'Adding a Retired Greyhound to the Rehoming List' form linked above:
This information will then be shared with IRGT partner rehoming organisations and shared on IRGT social media.
4. Visit your Vet for rehoming procedures
Greyhounds then need to be taken to your chosen Veterinary Surgeon for pre-rehoming procedures:
(b) Pet Passport
(c) 7 in 1 Booster
(d) Rabies Shot
(e) Vaccination for Kennel Cough
RCÉ and IRGT will pay €130 towards the above procedures
Should your greyhound need to undergo a dental procedure prior to being rehomed, please click here to view financial support available for retired greyhound dental work.
Please be aware it is the responsibility of the owner to contact veterinary practices in their area and choose the vet which has the most affordable prices as IRGT only provide the funding outlined above.
Please provide details of your Vet in the above mentioned email, in advance of booking your greyhound in to allow the Vet to be fully briefed on what is required/payment process.
N.B.: Please ensure that your Veterinary Surgeon records all procedure (including date of neutering) on the greyhound's Pet Passport prior to taking possession of the Pet Passport
Owners will be required to keep their greyhounds until there is availability in a foster kennel or Care Centre. Greyhounds are brought into care for final assessment and preparations ahead of being rehomed, either here in Ireland or through a partner rehoming organisation overseas.
A fast track option to bring a greyhound into care is available at €200 per greyhound (Cheques/Drafts/Postal Orders to be made out to Greyhound Racing Ireland). Owners may also pay over the phone by contacting the GRI rehoming team on 061-448089. Owners will be provided with a receipt for this Entry Fee. The Entry Fee is used to cover the costs of keeping the greyhound in care until a forever home is identified.
6. Carry your greyhound to the agreed pick-up point
Once space becomes available and we can bring your greyhound into care, we will be in touch to arrange for you to drop off your greyhound, or to meet at a mutually agreed location.
7. Update RCÉTS and Notify the ICC
All owners will be required to update RCÉTS (Rásaíocht Con Éireann/ Greyhound Racing Ireland Traceability System).
Owner must also notify the ICC of the rehoming of their greyhound - firstname.lastname@example.org