Jessica needs cleft palate surgery!

Have you ever met one of those dogs who is so vivacious and sweet that everyone loves them immediately? They make friends everywhere they go and bring a smile to people’s faces. That’s Jessica. In spite of a medical problem that causes her discomfort and extreme difficulty eating on a daily basis, she is playful and loving, and nothing short of a delight.

Jessica was born with a very pronounced cleft palate. She has a gaping hole in the roof of her mouth that goes all the way through to her nasal cavity. Every time she tries to eat or drink, food and water fall back out her nose. There is a real risk that she could breathe it in or it could become stuck and cause a life-threatening infection.

 
Jess has had one round of surgery so far and needs another operation and a special dental plate to allow her a chance at a normal life, and so that we can find her a loving home.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and give Jess this special gift.

 

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Pet of the Week – Zephyr

I have been at kennels since October 2017 and I’m finally ready for a couch please. I have some medical stuff going on (but remember, if you foster me, all vet bills will be covered by Greyhound Rescue) and this means I’m unable to be desexed until I’m a bit healthier, but I do have a temporary implant in place of it for now. I’ll therefore need a foster home where I am the only pet (though I am okay with other dogs in the long term).

I’ve had quite a rough start to life. It’s not nice to talk about, but I’ve had minimal socialisation and interaction with humans, though I find all the kennel volunteers nice and not at all scary. Because of this, I need a kind, patient foster carer who can give me a LOT of love, as I really do have so much to give in return, I’m still just learning how.

I used to be left alone for hours and hours at a time, and gosh, that was pretty horrible for me. As such, I really need at least one of my carers to be home with me more often than not. Maybe you work from home? Maybe you’re retired? Whatever the situation, I’m sure that once you spend a bit of time in my company you won’t be in a hurry to go anywhere anyway!

If you have kids, please note I’m best suited to those over 10 years old, as I’m a big boy and could knock the little ones over. I wouldn’t mean it, of course. I just move like the wind.

I’d be over the moon if you have a backyard as I have energy to burn and would benefit from plenty of space. Above all, I really need an understanding carer or family that will be patient and kind while introducing me to the wonder and kindness of a world I’ve never known.

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April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!

 

April is ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’, and the perfect time to welcome one of these adorable couch potatoes into your household.

Cheeky Max, pictured, is just one of these greyhounds in need of a loving home. A former racer, this affectionate boy today loves nothing more than a good old cuddle, not to mention the occasional pile of laundry to climb upon and snooze the day away.

During April, Greyhound Rescue is offering a discounted adoption fee of just $250 instead of $350 per hound. With this important fee, we can pay for these beautiful dogs to have a full health check and be de-sexed, vaccinated and heartworm tested.

If you’re interested in adopting a greyhound this April, please complete our application form. The information you provide helps us match individual greyhounds with the best possible household for them, hopefully ensuring a perfect match each time.

We are a registered charity and rely solely on donations, which are tax-deductible. If you’re unable to adopt, foster a dog, or physically volunteer, why not consider sponsoring a hound, or purchasing some of our merchandise? Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

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Upcoming Events

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community to spread awareness and raise some much-needed funds for our greyhounds. Check here for events coming up through the year!

2018 Events

 

April

Saturday 28: Springwood Foundation Day
Macquarie Road, Springwood
9am – 5pm

Join us for a day out in the Blue Mountains at Springwood Foundation Day. We will be there all day with greyhounds to pat, our fab merch and volunteers on hand ready to chat about what we do and why adopting one of these gorgeous dogs will be the best decision you ever make.

May

Sunday 20: Billy + Margot Pet Festival
Artarmon Reserve, Burra Road, Artarmon
9am – 3pm
Come and say ‘hi’ to us at The Billy + Margot Pet Festival, where Artarmon Reserve will come alive with activities for pets and their human companions. This is a free event.

Sunday 27: Bradfield Bark
Bradfield Park, Alfred Street South, Milsons Point
10am – 3pm
Fetch your fur-friend and visit us at Bradfield Park for Bradfield Bark! To celebrate all things canine, North Sydney Council are rolling out the grass carpet, and inviting all dogs and their families to join in the fun and games. This is a free event.

August

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th: Dog Lovers Show Sydney
Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park
Located on the corner of Driver Avenue & Lang Road

9.30am – 5pm each day
Join us for the ultimate day out for Dog Lovers of all ages! The Dog Lovers Show is a once a year opportunity to celebrate the companionship, unconditional love and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives.
This is a ticketed event, you can find more information on the Dog Lovers Show website »

 

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Jack

Hi, I’m Jack and I’m a bit of a dude. I’ve not been here long, so I’m very new to this whole rescue business and I’m learning how to use my ‘pet’ manners so I can be your best mate! That means I’m looking for someone who’s experienced with dogs to help me learn about this big wide world. I’ve learned very quickly though how good a scratch behind the ears is!  I would be best in a home with older children… just because I’m a big, excitable boy. Oh, and being the athletic type, I’d love a home with a yard where I can run and stretch my legs.

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Polly (on trial)

I’m Polly, and I’m a petite little girl that could fit in your pocket! Well, maybe not your pocket – but I’d definitely fit nicely on your couch! I’m a fun loving, super smoochy, extra cuddly gal who’d love a home with loads of toys to play fetch with and maybe a backyard to stretch my legs or do a zoomie or two. I get along well with other dogs, and I do love kids but I love them so much that sometimes I get a little bit overexcited so if they’re a bit older that would be just greyt.

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Secret

Pssst… come closer so I can share a secret with you… it’s ME! My name’s Secret and I’m a sweet and petite little girl who’s ready to steal your heart. I am such a sweet gentle girl looking for someone who can give me lots of love and kisses.  I am very good natured and get on with other doggies very well in general, kiddies are fine by me and I just know I will be adaptable to any home!

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Kwazi

Hi, I’m Kwazi. I’m a fun loving guy who’s dreaming of a family of my very own. I’d do best in a family without really young kiddies (just because I’m a big boy), but if you have some older kids willing to play fetch with me, I’m more than happy to oblige!  Toys are definitely a requirement – especially the plush variety – so might be a good idea to buy them in bulk! So far, I’ve been great with other big doggos, but I’m still learning my manners around the small-fluffy kind.

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Tiny (on trial)

Hi there! My name is Tiny and I’m petite and charming little girl. I can be a little bit shy when I meet new people, but after a good scratch – I’ll be putty in your hands! Once you’ve won me over, I’m definitely a people-person, and usually prefer to hang around the hoomans than the other hounds… I’m OK with the other dogs, I just know where the most cuddles come from!

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Rufus

Hi there, I’m Rufus. I’m a distinguished older gentleman at 10 years young. With my salt and pepper muzzle and smiley face, it’s all a bit irresistable – even if I do say so myself. I always give a little bounce when I see people because I know it means there’s a cuddle on it’s way! Really though, If you’re looking for a friend to snooze the day away with, I’m your man. Just a little bit of exercise keeps me happy. I’m good with other larger dogs but those small, fluffy cramp my style so none of those please!

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Top dog-friendly getaway ideas

Going on holidays with your dog is a terrific bonding experience, not to mention an extra-special alternative to kennelling. Including them in your plans is not only easy, it is hugely rewarding. It’s wonderful to watch them explore new places, new sights and new smells, and best of all, you don’t have to be apart from each other for even a day.

Here are some of our top getaway ideas to consider when travelling with your dog. Read More »

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5 Ways to Get Your Household Ready for a New Dog!

By Amy Wakley-Ahearn

Bringing a dog into your home can be a very exciting time for you and your family. If you haven’t had a pooch before, it can also seem a bit overwhelming, but there are some ways to your home ready for your new furkid that will help to ease the transition. Read More »

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