Macau's Greyhounds adoption

Who do I contact to adopt a Macau greyhound?

The rehoming process will be coordinated by Pet Levrieri in Europe (including the UK), Grey2K USA Worldwide for the USA and Canada, and Anima Macau for the rest of the world.

Here is the list of organisations and refuges worldwide who have adhered to our campaign and rehoming appeal:

You will need to contact a refuge in your country which is included on this list who will be taking Macau dogs. It will only be possible to adopt a Macau greyhound exclusively through one of the organisations on this list.

When will the first greyhounds be available for adoption?

The first dogs will be available starting from November/December 2018.

For the dogs coming to Europe, the time required for the veterinary and bureaucratic procedures required for the international movement of dogs is of at least 4 months from the time of administering the antirabies vaccine.

I would like to adopt a Macau greyhound. How long will I have to wait?

Bearing in mind the above statement about the 4 month requirement, waiting times for adoption will vary depending on a number of factors, but in general are likely to be between November 2018 and July 2019.

Will I be able to choose my dog?

No, that will not be possible. It will be the job of the refuges rehoming the dogs to assess them and match them to the most suitable applicants.

Will I have to make a donation in order to adopt?

The sums required to care for such a large number of dogs, prepare them for travel and arrange their transports abroad from Macau will be considerable. So adopters will be expected to make a donation towards those costs, but the exact amount will be determined at local level by the refuge arranging the adoption.

All surplus funds collected by the refuges via adoption fees for the Macau greyhounds exceeding the costs sustained by the refuges for these dogs, will be given to Anima to help sustain the general costs of the rehoming campaign.

Can you guarantee that the dogs will be in good health?

All the dogs have to be in good health in order to be allowed to travel, according to the international regulations for the transportation of animals. In addition all the dogs will be microchipped, sterilised, vaccinated against rabies and the most common diseases. Each dog will be travelling with his/her own individual veterinary certificate in adherence to international regulations.

However, bearing in mind the bad conditions in which the dogs were kept by the Canidrome, we cannot exclude the possibility of health problems emerging at a later date, after adoption. So we would invite those considering adopting one of these dogs to view it above all as an act of unconditional love and commitment.

Will the dogs have a character profile?

Each dog will undergo a basic character and behavioural assessment, but this will obviously not be very exhaustive. Given the large amount of dogs to assess and the limited amount of time available in which to do so, it would be difficult to prepare very detailed profiles of each dog, but a lot will depend on whether there are volunteers available to help in that respect.