Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st

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Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 6

Welcome to your sixth issue, catch-up on the latest news from Greyhound Rescue and find out how the ‘Gone are the Dogs’ rally in Sydney went.  Read about Delta Therapy dogs and we cover some behavioural topics including Abbey’s Journal and an article by our behaviour and training consultant Bobby McLachlan.

The Greys Matter - Issue 6

The Greys Matter – Issue 6

 
 

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

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Monthly Market Stall at the North Sydney Markets

Nora and Ed run the market stall the second Saturday of every month between 9AM to 3PM raising awareness and funds for Greyhound Rescue. We will always have  greyhounds there for cuddles, some up for adoption and some just visiting with their owners. For sale are the GR calendars, greyhound orientated jewellery plus other hand crafted jewellery, hand made cards, general bric-a-brac donated to us. Come along to buy new items, vintage items and for your greyhound cuddles!

Visit: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Recreation_Facilities/Markets/North_Sydney_Market for more details.

Market dates are:

– March 8th
– April 12th
– May 10th
– June 14th
– July 12th
– August 9th

If you wish to donate items for us to sell please contact Nora 0404793707 or nora@dieppedesign.com

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 5

Welcome to this issue of ‘The Greys Matter’.  We have lots of news and plenty of interesting letters and articles.  You can hear about big Bob and Millie’s new home.  You can also check out how the greys in Canberra have been meeting up.  And have you considered that veganism for your hounds really is a viable alternative, the benefits and why.

The Greys Matter – Issue 5

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition.  Please keep your letters and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Eugene Noodles

Mr Eugene Noodles is a special boy with an unusual name! At only one year old he has had quite a tough start to life, although the circumstances we aren’t completely aware of. It seems as though this poor boy has had an injury to his head at some point, and also his tail that unfortunately now is just a little stump! Despite the colouring in the photos this boy is actually a beautiful black and white and when his “kennel coat” comes out will lose most of the brown patches. Eugene needs a home that can give him the TLC he needs – the world is an exciting but sometimes scary place for him and he needs a home that can provide him with a stable routine and lots of love, as well as good dinners to get some weight on him. He is absolutely adorable, give him a neck scratch and he is putty in your hands, give him a cuddle and he will snuggle in with delight. He loves teddy bears, and making a nest out of his blankets and toys, although he will find the strangest positions to sleep in and would rather his head hang off the side! In fact, he would prefer to laze around than go for a walk, he should really be called “Eugene Couch Potato” than Eugene Noodles! Having already been in a foster home he is used to all the household noises, and is toilet trained. He will also be alright given some toys and a quiet space if you need to go out for a couple of hours.

Eugene would be best suited to a home without children or other dogs. We would suggest at this point he would be better in a home without cats also – being such a little dude he would like the spotlight only on himself! Eugene did not cope in kennels and is in emergency foster but we need a home for this special guy ASAP – our foster carer can only look after him for a short time. He has had quite a journey to get to us and the sooner he is in a permanent loving home the better for Mr Noodles! If you can offer your heart and home to this special boy please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Eugene is:

  • Age: 1 year old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not suited to cats

 

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Leroy

Leroy is a gorgeous red fawn boy with a twinkle in his eye and a cheeky smile. He seemed pretty pleased with cracking himself up when our volunteers came to visit him at our overflow kennels at Londonderry! Eager for some company and some ear rubs and pats, Leroy seems like a very good natured fellow that would love to bust out someplace else. If you would like to know more about Leroy and help us get him or another of our patiently waiting hounds into a foster or forever home please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Jimmy

Jimmy is a handsome black fellow who just wanted to be cuddled and talked to when our volunteers paid him a visit. He was definitely wishing he could be somewhere else on a quiet comfy couch! We are just so full even at our new premises at the moment so we don’t get to know newbies like Jimmy as well as we would like to who are at our overflow kennels. If you could help us bust out Jimmy or one of his other kennel buddies into a foster or forever home please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Johnny

Johnny is a large black and white boy who is recent save from Renbury Pound. Despite being underweight and needing some good food to fill him up he has a beautiful glossy coat. He is quite gentle and just wants to be by your side – he seems quite overwhelmed by the busy environment and was happy to spend time with our volunteers when we paid him a visit.  We are just so full even at our new premises at the moment so we don’t get to know newbies like Johnny as well as we would like to who are at our overflow kennels. If you could help us bust out Johnny or one of his other kennel buddies into a foster or forever home please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Billy

Billy is another handsome black fellow who is newly arrived. He seems a confident happy chap but unfortunately we are just so full even at our new premises at the moment that we don’t get to know newbies like Billy as well as we would like to who are at our overflow kennels. If you could help us bust out Billy or one of his other kennel buddies into a foster or forever home please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Lucky

What is the new black? Black is the new black! We have lots of black beauties at the moment and Lucky is another newbie to join the Black Hound Club at GR! Once again this smiley boy is at our overflow kennels as we are just so full – and our volunteers aren’t able to spend a lot of time here as we are so busy with everydoggy at our new premises which is also very full! If you could help us bust one of our hounds like Lucky into a foster or forever couch we would love to hear from you. Please contatct us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Wags

Wags is a small blue boy who was a bit uncertain of his surroundings but when we wre able to get him out into a run he was much happier and confident. Wags, like quite a few others at the moment are unable to be with us at our new premises as we are so full, and has begun his wait for a forever home at our overflow kennels at Londonderry. If you are able to help us out and bust out a hound to foster or keep forever we would love to hear from you info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
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Josh

Josh is now being fostered in Canberra and is sponsored by Dee Gibbon.

Josh arrived with Oscar, Polly and Zorro who have since all found homes and Josh still patiently waits! this boy has been on our books for quite some time and through no fault of his own hasn’t found his niche in the world. Josh has now been classed as a sanctuary dog which means his vet bills are covered by Greyhound Rescue for his lifetime. He is a very special boy who would be best suited to a home as an only dog without any small fluffies, and someone who would be able to spend a lot of time with him. He is very personable and attaches to “his” human very readily – he just wants to be loved so badly!

Dee who fostered Josh says the following about him:

“Joshy is a dog with soooo much personality! He makes me laugh every day with his antics – the world is a joyous place for Joshy and his curiosity knows no bounds. He is extremely respectful of people and food motivated, which means training is a breeze. In just one week he was house-trained, learned to wait before coming inside, mastered the stairs, learn not to steal food from the kitchen bench, stopped stealing the teddy bear fridge magnet from the fridge and stopped drinking out of the loo – what a clever boy! Best of all, he sleeps through the night without a peep. He is a big, gorgeous looking boy – the photos don’t do him justice. He acts more like a two year old!”

Please email info@greyhoundrescue.com.au if you think you could open your heart and home to this beautiful boy!

Josh is:

  • 7 years old (dob 25.12.07)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs: please contact for more info
  • located in sydney
  • not cat friendly
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Lucy (On Trial)

Lovely Lucy is a recent save from a Yass trainer. Lucy is a stunning smaller fawn girl who is quickly adjusting to life in foster care instead of the training kennels.  We will update her profile as we get to know more about this beautiful girl but we know she is quite young (under 18 months old), very affectionate and sweet and very suited to life on somebody’s couch!  Lucy is currently in foster care with another greyhound and young children, so we should have more information about her as she settles into life as a foster pet!
  • Approx 18 months old 
  • Desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Not yet cat tested 
  • Adoption cost $350

 

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Jack

Jack is being sponsored by Lee Barry. Thank you !

Little Jack arrived with his sister, Jill. They are about 3 years old and are both little guys.

Jack has been in foster with Janelle and family (thanks Janelle!). Janelle says:

Jack is a delightful dog, who sadly has spent too long waiting for his forever home. He a really big heart and would make a wonderful pet for someone who has is able to take him for walks and spend time with him. He is quite energetic and lively for a greyhound, and loves to greet people and have a race around the yard with our other big dog. He would be a great companion for another dog who likes to run and play. Yet he is very gentle with our kids and comes into their rooms with me every night to check on them and touch his nose to their cheeks to check that they are ok.

He has had no issues with our small fluffy terrier and gets along beautifully with our other two dogs. He has not been tested with cats. He is sometimes a little shy when he first meets people, but warms up within a few minutes. Jack loves to go for walks but probably needs a bit of practise as he still gets so excited, especially when he sees other animals. Some regular, calm walks and training would help a lot with this. But by far the best thing about Jack is his cuddles. He LOVES to snuggle up next to you on the lounge, on a bed, or anywhere. He can squeeze himself into the tiniest space to be right next to you! He just wants to be loved and have some company, he is the biggest sook.

He has had the advantage of foster care, which means that he quickly adjusts to a home environment and is house trained and used to stairs. Jack is such a fun, happy, loving dog and it would be wonderful to see him given a home of his own.”

Email us at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au to meet Jack now!

Jack is:

  • 3 years old (6.1.11)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • adoption costs $350

Please contact : info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

 

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