How to rehome your greyhound when he/she is retired from racing?

1. Place your greyhounds name on the IRGT Rehoming List by contacting Joanne Murray on 061-448089 or by emailing


2. Email 2 or 3 good quality photographs of your greyhound as soon as possible

· Please ensure that both photographs are taken with a camera or good quality mobile phone camera.

. 1 photograph should contain a full length side view of the greyhound unmuzzled

. 1 photograph should contain the greyhound either running, playing or any other manner in which you feel would display what a great pet your greyhound would make.

If you are not an email user then please contact Joanne Murray who will work with you on alternative means of getting these photographs to the IRGT.


3. Please include the following information about your greyhound with the above email: Race name:

Pet Name:



Date of Birth:


Height (cm - ground to top of shoulder):

Weight (kg):

General description of temperament/personality:

Temperament around/ interacting with children:

Temperament around small and large breeds of dog:

Temperament around cats:

Attributes which suggest that your greyhound will make a wonderful pet:

Medical history (including information of all old race injuries/issues):

Date available for rehoming (Three weeks after Rabies & Spay):

Name of Veterinary surgeon who you expect to prepare your greyhound for rehoming:

This information will then be put up on the IGB website and will be sent to the Rehoming Agencies which the IRGT collaborates with

4. Greyhounds then need to be taken to your chosen Veterinary Surgeon for pre-rehoming procedures:

(a) Neutering/Spaying - IGB and IRGT will pay €50 towards this procedure

(b) Pet Passport

(c) 7 in 1 Booster

(d) Rabies Shot

(e) Vaccination for Kennel Cough

IRGT will provide finance for procedures (b) to (e) and will issue correspondence to vets regarding this.

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 greyhounds Pet Passport prior to taking possession of the Pet Passport and indicate on a relevant section of the Pet Passport that the greyhound has been Neutered/Spayed.

5. Owners will be required to keep their greyhounds until a suitable home is found in Ireland or until a suitable transport date is arranged if the greyhound is being rehomed by a European Rehoming Agency which the IRGT collaborates with.

-If being transported to Europe then greyhounds will have to return to the Veterinary Surgeon 48 hours before transport to be Certified Fit for Travel.

N.B. This certification must be stamped on the greyhounds Pet Passport and the IRGT will provide finance for this certification, details of which will be included in correspondence to vets.


6. Owners will be required to take their greyhounds to a specified pick-up point on the day of transport and must ensure that they bring the greyhounds Pet Passports, Identity Cards and Microchip Registration Certificates with them on the day

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