Photo Submissions for the 2017 Calendar

Call for Photo Submissions for the Greyhound Rescue Australia 2017 Calendar!  Submissions required by 15th August 2016

We would like to get your feedback and photo contributions to produce next years Greyhound Rescue calendar.

We have produced a Greyhound Rescue calendar for the last four years and we would really like to know what you think of what we have done to date.  Please tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any suggestions or ideas you might have.  Should we change it or do you want more of the same?  Please email your feedback to greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com

If you would like to submit any photos we would welcome your contribution.  You can email your photos to greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com – please ensure you follow the guidelines below.

Please remember when emailing to ensure your email client does not try to reduce the size of the image.  Many email clients will automatically attempt to do this to reduce the size of the email.  When this happens images are not of sufficient quality to print A4.  To get around this you may be able to either the attach as file or select to keep the original image size.

Guidelines:

  • Image Quality – Digital photos only.  The image size and quality needs to be high so when blown up are clear and crisp.  (Please forward pictures at the highest resolution possible.)
  • Image Format – Any format, jpg, raw, tiff.
  • Image Naming – Please Name the photos in the following format, OwnersName_DogsName_x.jpg
  • Images – Maximum of 5.
  • Closing Date – Monday 15th August 2016.
  • Email Client – Original image size.
  • Email Only To – greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com

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Support the Greyhound Racing Ban in NSW

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The disappointing but not entirely unexpected announcement by NSW Opposition Leader Mr Luke Foley to oppose the proposed greyhound racing bans means that we need everyone to work together to put pressure on our state MP’s.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

EMAIL: The Greens have launched an email campaign that Greyhound Rescue and others are supporting as much as possible. By clicking on this link you will find an email form (already written but feel free to change and put into your own words if possible) and a search tool to find the member for your area. The email outlines your support for the ban which will help put pressure on your representative to help pass this ban. Every voice absolutely counts!

SHARE: Share the link and spread the word so we get as many voices as possible to support the campaign and get this momentous ban made into law!

We thank you all for your continued support and we will be keeping everyone updated with news as we receive it.

 

 

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Greyhound Racing to Be Banned in NSW

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Peter and Janet would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Thank you to all of you who have been a voice for the beautiful hounds and brought us to this day, whether in a group or as an individual, so many have strived for long in so many places and persevered to get this result. To Premier Mike Baird we congratulate and thank you for the brave and momentous decision following the recommendations of the Special Inquiry that greyhound racing will be banned in NSW from July 2017.
 
While we are all very excited by the wonderful news, there is much work that we need to do and we will need everyone to pull together to do it. The welfare of the hounds is our top priority.  We would like to assure everyone that our job has been, and will continue to be to find homes for the greyhounds that are no longer wanted by the greyhound industry. In the coming weeks and months, we will be meeting and working with the NSW government, the RSPCA and other rescue groups to tackle the enormous task that lies ahead. Together, we can do this. It is not going to be easy, so we need to call upon you our wonderful supporters and sponsors to keep us going. We still encourage everyone to adopt, foster, sponsor, or volunteer. Now more than ever we will need lots of helping hands, hearts, and homes.
 
While we in NSW have reached a milestone however, we are mindful of our friends in other states who are not there yet. We will continue to be a voice for greyhounds and hope you will too -keep spreading the word for us, as every voice counts.  
 
We would also like to thank each one of our volunteers in all of their roles for their tremendous hard work, for giving up their time with family and loved ones, so that we can continue to save greyhounds. Without our volunteers and supporters, we could not have built Greyhound Rescue over the last decade to what it is today, and celebrate this amazing news.
 
Thank you and enjoy the day.
 
Best wishes
 
Peter and Janet
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Fred

Fred is kindly sponsored by Ashley & Nathan.

 

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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Spike

Hi ya I’m Spike, and unlike my name I’m not spikey at all! I am a relaxed cool dude looking for my forever couch. I have a extra special quirk in that I love to “grin” when I say hello to people so although it looks  a bit scarey I promise you I’m the goofiest laid back lad around! Now wouldn’t you love a dog with that extra special talent?I’m great with kiddies, and I am fairly relaxed around smaller dogs so far. Really, I’m just a loveable lump of hound that I know you won’t be able to resist. Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 9.9.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: TBC
  • Small dog tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Maxwell Smart

Maxwell Smart is kindly sponsored by Fiona & Nicole.

 

I’m Maxwell – Maxwell Smart that is, and just like my namesake I am slightly goofy, loveable, and my attention span can be a little adrift. So what if occasionally I can be caught licking your pants…your shoes…your shirt…wait, what was I saying? You smell so good I got distracted! Oh yes, would you believe I’m absolutely perfect and won’t be any trouble at all? No…? Would you believe mostly perfect? Ok, how about not perfect but devillishly handsome and entertaining to boot? Wonderful! Until recently I was caught in a world of chaos as a racing greyhound, but now I’m in the control of GR and looking for my forever home. If you are interested in me and any of my greyhound friends get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Maxwell is:

  • DOB:27.3.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: To Be Tested
  • Small Dog Tolerant: To Be Tested
  • Good With Children:To Be Tested
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Foxie

Foxie is kindly sponsored by Zoe.

 

“I’m Foxie and I am a silver foxy lady! I may be 10, but that doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to have a couch somewhere and enjoy the good life. The problem is, everybody wants all the young houndies with the pretty coats, they don’t want the black ladies like me with silver in my fur. they also don’t necessarily want two – for you see I’m very bonded with my sister Tess and we cannot be separated. If you just took the time to get to know me you would find I am the gentlest lady and have a loving soul, I just need a family to give my love to. I promise I won’t be much trouble, I’m a  sanctuary dog being a golden oldie so my vet bills are covered for the rest of my life. If you could take me for a walk or two, and a run occasionally (I still like a good zoom!) spoil me a bit with some soft teddy bears to snuggle into when your lap isn’t available, and just love me for who I am you won’t be sorry!”

If you are interested in finding out more about Foxie and Tess please get in touch, they are currently in foster care and we would love to get them into a permanent home. info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Foxie is:

  • 10 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Small dog tolerant
  • Please contact for adoption cost
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Tess

 

Tess is kindly sponsored by Leigh & Pat.

 

“I’m Tess, and although I am 10 I have plenty of love to give! I might have had some life experience but that just means I’m much more settled than those young whipper snappers. What I’m looking for is somebody that doesn’t mind a bit of grey in my fur, and wants to relax by my side and enjoy the good things in life. I still have plenty of spark and enjoy a good run, but I want to enjoy my retirement! I hear that being retired is a pretty good caper, doing what you want when you want, and napping when it suits. The problem is, a golden oldie sanctuary dog like me doesn’t get a lot of offers. I am also attached to my sister Foxie we have been together forever so we need a home to go to as a pair. I might not have a lot of quantity time left to give you but I promise it will be quality, and that’s what counts. If you think you could just possibly let me into your heart and home please get in touch with the volunteers!”

  •  10 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Small dog tolerant
  • Adoption cost : please contact for details
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Theo

Theo is kindly sponsored by Jackie & Vanessa.

 

Hi I’m Theo and I am a toy connoisseur. I collect and test every toy that is available at GR, and I’ll tell you which ones are the best : ALL of them!!! When it comes to teddy bears please don’t expect me to share. In fact, if I spot you with one I will demand to see your teddy bear licence and while you are fumbling for it I will confiscate it. Of course because I’m a greyhound you won’t even see where I’ve gone, you’ll just see dust, ahahahaha! Of course, if you are happy to give me a home with lots of toys that I don’t have to share with anybody I would be very grateful. When I’m not toy-napping I’m stealing your heart, and commandeering cuddles. If you’d like to see if we are the perfect match contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Theo is:

  • DOB: TBC
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, Microchipped, Vaccinated, Heartworm Tested
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Over 10’s
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Harley

Harley is kindly sponsored by Vanessa & Lesley.

 

Hiya I’m Harley looking for my Davidson! Just kidding, you can have any surname you like as long as you want to adopt me! I’m a lean clean athletic roaching machine, and I’d like to park myself at your place. In physique I’m definitely more of a Sportster than a Fatboy, and I do like top quality fuel – hope you’ve got plenty of chicken necks and sardines at your house! In terms of accessories I will definitely need quite a few toys, and if you could get me a smart jacket I’ll definitely make you look good. What can I say I’m the king of cool!

  • DOB: TBC
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, Microchipped, Vaccinated, Heartworm Tested
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Over 10’s
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Randy

Randy is sponsored by Susan and by Spark Helmore Lawyers.

Hi I’m Randy and I’m a goofy athletic type looking for someone who likes to zoom about as much as I do. I looooooove my toys, showing off, having fun, and any bit of excitement really. I would be suited to a home without anything small and fluffy and kiddies over 5 (it’s not that I don’t like little tots but I get so excited so I might knock them over). What I’m thinking is – I could be your personal trainer.  I could take you on walks, and see if you could keep up with me if we did a sprint or two. I’ll have you fit in no time! all I ask in return is for a comfy couch indoors, good food, and lots of love. If you think you could do with a personal trainer in your life contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 1.10.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small dog tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes – over 10
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Brooklyn (On Trial)

Brooklyn is kindly sponsored by Jenny & Jennifer.

 

Hi I’m Brooklyn and just like a Brooklyn native I’m gonna be short sweet and to the point okay? (Imagine I sound like Fran Drescher. I can’t help being nasally have you seen the length of my hooter?!) Do you like dawgs? Great.  Now I’m a good lookin’ broad and I just wanna get outta here and have a bit of fun. If any of you guys have a spare sofa at your place I’m happy to sprawl on it and eat pizza bones with you okay? We could go out too y’know, take me for a walk and we can go get hot dawgs and all kinds of stuff.It’s important that we make sure I look good too okay? I wanna be the lady in red when everyone else is wearing tan. So you have a sofa? Oh my dawg you do? well quick get hold of the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 12.10.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small dog tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Over 5’s
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