We Need Help!

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My name is Gidget and I am a little girl with big ideas. My big idea, just like my namesake is to go surfing. Um….counter surfing that is! But I’m going to need some help to get to that counter surfing height! 

I am very unusual, because I am a greyhound puppy, and people don’t see us puppies very often.  At 8 weeks old I broke my leg while in my pen with my brothers and sisters. The nature of my injury meant I would be no good as a racer, so my owner surrendered me after the break had healed at 14 weeks. Because I had to be kept by myself for 6 weeks and not run around I need some help to recover. This does come at a cost as I need hydrotherapy to help develop muscle in my back legs, high quality food to help my bones grow strong, and vet visits to see how I’m progressing.

We are looking for sponsors like you to raise funds to cover my recovery.

But it isn’t just me that requires help. 

I’m one of the lucky ones that got out before I had a chance to race. Greyhound Rescue takes on many houndies that have and this costs an awful lot. We are so thankful for our regular sponsors and supporters who give so generously but we still need help to cover not only special cases like me and a few others that need extra treatments- but every greyhound who needs vet work, flea treatments, worm treatments, food, and a kennel to stay in while they patiently wait for a forever home. I, Gidget and all the greyhounds are extremely grateful for your help!

We are hoping to raise $5000 to help pay these costs.

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If you could spare a little bit to help, every donation over $2.00 is tax deductible.  Mark your donation as “Gidget” which can be made visa direct bank deposit or PayPal.

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Account Name:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Gidget {surname}

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh issue, catch-up on the latest news from Greyhound Rescue.  Find out about the amazing efforts in fundraising and how our volunteers have helped Greyhound Rescue attend so many events this year.  The are also some beautiful greyhound stories from around the globe.

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The Greys Matter – Issue 7

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition. Please keep your articles and stories coming in. Write to me at joe@greyhoundrescue.com.au.

 

 

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Fred

Fred is one of our older hounds seeking a home. He is currently in foster with Agnes.

“Fred was so wonderful. In terms of temperament, he is a very self contained boy, extremely happy with his own company and very rarely needy of pats and attention and never hassles for food or jumps onto places he shouldn’t. That said, he does love and good cuddle and will definitey return the love of someone that pats him regularly.
I found him great to walk on the leash, he never pulled and would modify his walking pace to trot lightly beside you however fast you were walking.   Fred is absolutely fine with strange dogs, even with gregarious dogs that were off the leash in the park, as long as I kept him close and he knew he was safe.  He even made a couple of friends at the puppy park!
Freddy is an old boy, so would suit someone quite relaxed in a quiet-ish environment .  Fred would best suit someone that is quite calm and relaxed themselves, as he is a very sensitive boy.  He also has the smoothest softest ears out, and the softest little tummy that loves a gentle pat.”

 

  • 9 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost: $350
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Adele

Adele is kindly sponsored by Sue.

 

Adele is a curvy little cutie looking for her forever home…it’s probably best if she sings her story to you…

“Hello? Can you hear me?

I’m in kennels dreaming about a couch and family.

I’m so young – and now I’m free

I’m forgetting how it felt before Greyhound Rescue saved me.

Hello from the kennel side.

I must have rooed a thousand times

To tell you I’m looking for a home of my own

I get on with kids, but not cats or small dogs,

Hello from the outside,

Do you think you could give me a try?

I must tell you I’m sorry, I’ll steal many hearts,

But we shouldn’t wait, we shouldn’t be apart anymore.”

Adele is:

DOB 12.10.14

Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

Located in Sydney

Adoption cost $350

Cat Tolerant: No

Small dog tolerant: No

Child Friendly: Yes

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Bevan

Bevan is kindly sponsored by Richard.

 

Hi I’m Bevan and I’m playful happy boy. Don’t confuse me with that other kind of ‘bevan’ no, no, no. You won’t find me drinking a tinnie in a singlet, I’m supermodel material don’t you know! I am looking for a home without small fluffies, and would probably be best with children over 5. I love playing with my toys, and spending my days conserving my energy snoozing between zoomies in the big runs. If you are interested in me contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 4.2.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Gilbert (Cat Tolerant)

Gilbert is kindly sponsored by Jodi.

 

What’s eating Gilbert Greyhound? He wants a home!

“My name’s Gilbert, and I’m a happy boy looking for my forever lounge. I am other dog friendly (big or small), great with kiddies, and I have also tested cat tolerant! If you give me a neck scratch I’m putty in your hands, and if you give me a teddy bear I’ll be your forever friend. I’m great on the lead, and a calm and relaxed dog that would suit various family situations. I’m sure I won’t have to wait too long!”

  • DOB: 15.3.11
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant:Yes
  • Child Friendly:Yes
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Smokey (Cat Tolerant)

Smokey is kindly sponsored by Jenny & Jennifer.

 

I’m Smokey and I am one of the most loving gentle boys you will ever meet. I get on great with other dogs big or small, cats, and children. I’m a great snuggler and will happily lay on the lounge with you all night if I could. I am currently in foster with five other dogs and four cats, and there are chickens in their own run but foster mummy says I am not allowed in there! I don’t bark at them though, and I’m so well behaved you would hardly know I’m there. I travel well in the car, I’m good on a lead, and I just give a little ‘wuff’ to let you know if I need to go out to do a wee. I would suit a wide range of families as I am easily adaptable and well socialised. If you are interested in me contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant:Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Robyn

Robyn is kindly sponsored by Michele, Nina & Luke.

 

I’m Robyn the red rocket, and I LOVE to have fun! I have plenty of joie de vivre, I’m just looking for my special someone to share it with! I love kiddies but because of my exuberant nature it is probably best for me to be in a home with older children. I love playing with my toys, zoomies, and of course getting belly rubs from the volunteers. They say redheads have more fun, why don’t you take me home and find out?

Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 17.7.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Over 10
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Jaxs

Jaxs is kindly sponsored by Lisa.

 

Hi I’m Jaxs and at under two years old I am still quite a playful pup. I love a good snuggle and being brushed, playing with my toys, and I don’t want to miss out on what’s going on around me. I would suit a home with kiddies over 5 – due to my playful nature I wouldn’t want to bowl anyone over!  I am not suited to a home with small fluffies either canine or feline but I have a lot of love to give and I’m just busting to get out of here!

Email the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 31.8.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Daenerys (Cat Tolerant)

Daenerys is kindly sponsored by Rose & Jillian.

‘I’m Daenerys and I do have quite a ‘tail’ of woe to tell you – unfortunately I lost half of my tail due to an injury but I’m an independent girl that knows my own mind and if I can look past my misfortune I’m sure you can too. I’m looking for a kingdom , no queendom to call my own where I can have my own couch, fabulous neckwear, and the latest in jacket fashions. I would quite like to sample the best of hound cuisines, and a retinue of devout followers and servants family is a must – but since I’m so delightful I’m sure this won’t be too hard.

I would best suit a home where I am the top dog and on my own, but I passed my cat test so I can deal with them lurking about if I have to. I am still quite young and very playful. I would be best suited to a home with a yard rather than an apartment so I can have a bit of a leg stretch and keep myself busy while you are out.

If you are looking for a companion with an adventurous spirit get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 2 years old TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Theon (Cat Tolerant)

Theon is kindly sponsored by Belinda & Shelley.

 

I am Theon Greyhound and I just love everybody! I am very friendly, I get along with other doggies big and small, humans big and small, and joy oh joy I passed my cat test so I could live with them too!

At only one year old I am just a baby with learning to do and I like to poke my nose into everything and find out what it’s about (as the humans found out during my cat test sleepover this can be very entertaining). Since I’m a greyhound and we weren’t last in the queue when they were handing out snouts this is very easy for me to accomplish. I am also at the ideal counter surfing height but I need a home to help me perfect this new found skill. I LOVE FOOD! I’m very eager to please everyone, and if you happen to have a tasty morsel about your person I’m sure I would be quite responsive to training. I could do with a bit of fattening up too…

I would best suit a home where there was a bit of legroom and people or other doggies to keep me occupied as I am still a puppy with a bit more energy than your older houndie. I would probably get quite bored by myself and you wouldn’t want that would you?

If you think you have the perfect couch and counter for me get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 1.3.15
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes – best with over 5’s due to size and energy
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Jack

Jack is being sponsored by Lee Barry. Thank you !

My name is Jack and I am a professional snuggler. OK, maybe not professional, there isn’t a diploma for that, but if there were I would pass with honours. I am looking for someone who needs LOTS of cuddles. I am very good with other doggies big or small as I am very well socialized and I have lived with lots of other dogs during my time in foster care.  Kiddos over 10 would be best as I get so excited to see people and I’m bigger than little tots. The only thing I don’t really appreciate is cats…but we all have our likes and dislikes don’t we? I would suit an experienced dog owner who is home a lot or somewhere I would have other doggy company as I really don’t like being by myself. It makes me sad when there is no one to hug!I am ever so friendly and just want to be in my forever home so I can spend my life loving you and making you feel like the most important person in the universe. If you think you need someone to do that then I am the doggy for YOU!”

Contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au to meet Jack now!

Jack is:

  • 5 years old (6.1.11)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption costs $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes – Over 10

Please contact : info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

 

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Ana (Cat Tolerant)

Ana is kindly sponsored by Anna.

 

My name is Ana and I am just a young girl looking for a special someone to share a couch with and have all to myself. I am playful and a little cheeky, I may or may not have a tendency to steal relocate items to  better place in my bed the house. I have a penchant for anything soft and cuddly to snuggle into, and if you buy me  a pillow pet I’ll be yours forever! I passed my cat test and have potential to live in a home that has confident cats who will pull me into line as I am still quite young and need to learn the ropes! I am still quite active so I would be best with a bit of room to stretch my legs and a family willing to take me on walkies.

  • Ana is:
  • 18 months old
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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