(How groups can participate in the SCAL program as an Adoption partner)
Since the beginning, many Adoption Groups have wanted to participate in the SCAL program but were not able to either because of finances or not having enough volunteers to service the program.

Now EVERY Adoption Group can participate by becoming a SCAL Adoption Partner.

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What Is An Adoption Partner?
What Is The Difference Between A Collaboration Partner and An Adoption Partner?
What Are The Requirements Of Becoming An Adoption Partner?
Where Do I Get My Dogs?
What Does It Cost?
Adoption Partner Application
Adoption Partner Agreement


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What Is An Adoption Partner?

An Adoption Partner is one of the MOST IMPORTANT aspects of the SCAL program. Without you we cannot expand the Prison Program in the States where it is requested. We do not put greyhounds into the prison program that we don't have an adoption commitment on, since we do not have foster homes other than the prison. The program lasts for 2 1/2 - 3 months of training. When a dog graduates, he is delivered to its Adoption Partner destination.

Many of you already get your dogs from tracks, farms or kennel operators in the different states. These dogs come to you with completed medical work performed ready to be adopted into their new home. As an approved SCAL Adoption Partner, you can get these Special Obedience Trained Greyhounds from the SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE Greyhound Training Center.

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What Is The Difference Between A Collaboration Partner and An Adoption Partner?

A Collaboration Partner works in conjunction with a State SCAL office actively servicing the prisons, the inmates, and the greyhounds on a wk to wk hands on basis. An Adoption Partner adopts SCAL Obedience Trained Greyhounds from an authorized SCAL rep or Service Center at a set donation fee covering medical and travel expenses with no other expenses incurred.

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What Are The Requirements Of Becoming An Adoption Partner?

The only requirement for Adoption Group partnership is for your non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization to sign up and become an Adoption Partner: Choose your dogs available at the SCAL Training Center web site; Pay your adoption fee; and provide adoption data and status of the greyhound when it is adopted. Data includes the dog, its new adoption family information or copy of their application; report on the status of the dog in its new home, and if the dog is returned, what was it returned for and when.

This re-entry and retention confidential data is essential to the program and is the same type of data we require for the inmates in the program. It allows us the opportunity to evaluate the program both from the inmate recidivism rate and the greyhound retention rate.

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Where Do I Get My Dogs?

Greyhounds available for adoption and their graduation or parole date can be seen on the SCAL web site. You choose the dog you want, fill out the Adoption Partner agreement and make your non-refundable donation to cover the expenses. Once we have processed your request and donation, the dog will be assigned to your organization. Title to the dog will be transferred to your organization upon its graduation with its other paperwork. While each dog will be profiled and cat tested during the training period, we can not guarantee that any dog is cat safe.

You will not be able to pick up your dog until it graduates, but you can start offering it for adoption on your web site immediately. Your site will be linked with the SCAL web site and benefit from the marketing provided by the SCAL program. If Adoption requests come to the SCAL web site for your dog during its training period, that application will be directed to you for processing.

If you adopt 2-4 or more SCAL greyhounds per graduation session, we will deliver the dogs to the nearest stop point on the HAUL delivery route, the same as any other haul, except you will be getting a SCAL Obedience trained greyhounds and the benefits associated with this adoption commitment.

If you want to adopt a SCAL graduate and are not on the delivery route which will be posted on the Web site, then you will have to make arrangements to get your dog from the Indiana or Michigan training center.

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What Does It Cost?

A non-refundable donation is requested from Adoption Groups for the cost of the medical work done on the animal which includes a complete medical workup. An additional fee is requested to help defray some of the costs and includes a graduate jacket or scarf with logo, a specially designed SCAL Collar and leash, a Greyt Travel Bag which includes his personal items with tooth brush & paste, toys, blankie etc., and the journal of his life in prison. Please request current cost from SCAL Director or Home Office.

In order to make it fair for all greyhound adoptions, we suggest an Adoption fee of at least $300 or more for these SCAL Obedience Trained Greyhounds. The publicity generated by these Prison Greyhounds will draw many people to your organization and your other greyhounds. Make it fair for your un-trained greyhounds by offering them at a lower price. Imagine offering all of your greyhounds at the same price. If you were buying, which would you choose, a non-trained or a trained pet?

Payment is due when you reserve your Greyhound by either Debit Card,Credit Card or Check.

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We hope everyone in the Industry can participate in this important program for our greyhounds. We invite you to join with us as best fits your needs. If you have any questions, please call me privately at 352-628-2281. Teamwork is making the DREAM possible!

Beverly Sebastian and Your Greyhound Friends.


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