The Saluki Club of America does not operate adoptions from this website. Instead we support rescue by assigning a Rescue Liaison who maintains and updates a network of contacts across the country to aid in the re-homing of the Salukis who are lost or abandoned each year. These contacts are Rescue groups located in several states, cities and towns that are formed and run by volunteers working to help Salukis in need, adopting them to permanent loving homes. We do not have dogs available for adoption on this website but we will gladly try to assist you in finding a rescue group near you.
Many local Saluki clubs have dedicated folks who attempt to place dogs that have lost their homes. They may have been picked up by the local animal shelters. Their owners may be forced to move to homes which do not permit pets. Their owners may no longer be able to care for them. For whatever reason, these Salukis no longer have homes of their own.
The Salukis adopted from Rescue are normally spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines, heartworm checked (and treated for this disease before offering the dog for adoption), tick disease screened, and temperament checked. They range mostly from young adults to 8 years of age, well past the chewing and nipping puppy stage. All carry some emotional/behavioral baggage, but with a little training the typical Rescue Saluki becomes a well-mannered loving pet. Most love being in the house, and enjoy interacting with their people. Usually there is some cost for them. This cost hardly ever covers the on-going costs of the rescue operation.
If you would like to surrender your dog, it should first be offered back to it's breeder. If this is not possible and the dog needs to be surrendered to a rescuer, plan in advance. Don't call and expect that the rescuer will be able to take your dog that day. They may need several days to coordinate transportation and an interim foster home. Also, before surrendering your dog to a rescuer, for the dog's sake, it should be current on vaccinations. Dogs, like humans, can be carriers of a disease that they don't have, and your dog could be put at risk if it is not protected against rabies, distemper, etc., when it comes into contact with the other foster dogs, or, it could put the foster dogs (or rescuer's own dogs) at risk if it is not current on the vaccinations.
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