Queenie

Queenie is proudly sponsored by Loving Care Mobile Veterinary Service, Dimity, Jeannine & Greg.

 

Hi I’m Queenie and with a name as regal as mine I’m expecting some royal treatment around here! I’m looking for a palace to call my own; a servant or two to serve my meals and chaperone my walks, and don’t forget a pillow plumper for my lounge! Don’t forget a few designer coats and neckwear will be in order. I’m not demanding really, it’s just the basics in life a greyhound deserves after all. I am sociable with other dogs, and friendly small dogs are no problem but please no cats. I do need of a confident doggy friend to keep me company as I don’t cope very well being by myself, and you wouldn’t want me to be sad while you are at work would you? I’ve already been in a home and got the basics wrapped up -I really am such a sweetheart,  if you think you can give me a palace get your people to contact my people!

  • DOB: 11.1.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant:No
  • Other Dogs: Other dog friendly in general and friendly small dogs
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community – check here for events coming up through the year!

 

2017 Events

Check back often to see what’s coming in 2017. There are no events planned for January and our volunteers and ambassadogs will be enjoying a short break!

February

Sunday 5th –  First Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

 

March

Sunday 26th – Alexandria  Sunday Funday at  Alexandria Park 11am – 3pm This event is for families, footy fans, bargain hunters, and four legged friends! Rides, jumping castle, the fire brigade, sausage sizzle, bike polo demos and more! Come say hi to our volunteers and support us! Dogs are welcome at this event but please keep in mind if your four legged friend can cope with a busy and noisy environment. For more info http://alexandriasundayfunday.com.au/ 

 

 

April

Sunday 2ndFirst Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. This is the Easter markets, we hear the easter Bunny may “hop” by to say hello! Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around …. there’s always something new!

Saturday 29th April – Springwood Foundation Day – Springwood , Blue Mountains. The main road is closed for over 80 stalls, live entertainment including 3 main stages with 25+ performances on the day, rides for the kiddies & much, much more. This is a free event, and well behaved dogs are most welcome. Keep in mind this is a busy and noisy event including a grand parade so make sure your pooch can cope with the atmosphere! Stop by and pat our hounds, and have a chat with our Mountain Hounds team running the stall.

May

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th – Hawkesbury Show – Race course Rd Clarendom. Gates open at 9am. This is a ticketed event, and strictly no pets through the gates. More info closer to the event.

Sunday 7th- First Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. This is the Mother’s Day Markets, why not stop by and pick something up for your mum! Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

June

Sunday 4th – First Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

July

Sunday 2nd- First Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

August

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th – Dog Lovers Show Sydney – Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavillion. More info closer to the event!

Sunday 6thFirst Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

September

Sunday 3rdFirst Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. This is the father’s day Markets – come and get something for your dad (or your houndie’s dad!) Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

October

Sunday 1stFirst Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

 

November

Sunday 5th – First Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

December

Sunday 3rdFirst Sunday Markets – Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura 9am -2pm. The Christmas Markets! Come and do some shopping  and support local independent businesses! Well behaved, and leashed dogs are welcome to this event. Stop by and say hello to our Mountain Hound volunteers, grab some home made doggy treats, shampoo, or an assortment of goodies for you at our fundraising stall. Grab a coffee and a snack and look around  …. there’s always something new!

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Baby

Hi I’m teeny tiny, that’s why they call me Baby! I’m just a little girl with a big heart that wants to be loved. I can be  a little nervous but once I get to know you I’ll be putty in your hands. I’m just such a sweet little thing you will defintiely want me as your baby! Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:23.02.14
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not small dog tested
  • Children: Good

 

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Emmett

Hi I’m Emmett, a little goofy lookin’ but I promise you I will be your super dooper best friend. Plus, since I’m named after Dr Emmett Brown I’m definitely interested in the future – my future! You won’t need a DeLorean or a flux capacitator to get me to my future. What you will need is a big heart and a loving home to get me to my perfect place. If you are interested in finding your houndie match get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 04.04.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good, not small dog tested
  • Children: Good
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Sassy

Hi I’m sassy and I’m Sassy! I am also a teddy bear connoisseur, so it is very important I find a family that finds me the best teddy bears in the world! Just imagine how cute I would look in my onsie, snuggled into your lap with a teddy bear tucked under my chin. Yep, You’re imagining it aren’t you? I am only a baby learning the ropes but I would love to please you and I know I will learn quickly. I am great with other dogs and kids, and I can;t wait to meet you. Get in touch with the matchmakers! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:01.12.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good, not tested with small fluffies
  • Children: Good

 

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Chip

 

Hi I’m Chip and I have plenty of personality! I love to wiggle myself under your legs, come and and do it all over again, and give you a cheeky derp or smile. Life will definitely not be very boring without me!I am definitely a people person, and to poke my long nose into everything (including your butt!) Basically I’m a stickbeak baby exploring the world. I would be bet with a yard so no apartment in the inner west for me! I would do best with another dog to show me the ropes of pet life and some people around without long hours (well why would you want to be at work all day if you had me!)Get in touch with the matchmakers! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 8.12.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats:
  • Other Dogs:
  • Children:

 

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Summer

Hi I’m Summer, a shameless roacher who will try it anytime, anywhere! I’m a pocket sized houndie at just 23kg but I’m full of beans and looking for a running partner. If you are fit (or would like to get fit) I may be the hound for you! Forget Jenny Craig or Lite n’ Easy, you haven’t tried Summer Bootcamp yet!! I am good with kids, but my zest for life may be too much for the littlies so no toddlers. I definitely need a yard, and lots of places to roach! If this sounds like you get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB 18.10.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats:
  • Other Dogs:
  • Children:

 

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Sarah Jane

Hi I’m Sarah Jane! I’m a quieter girl that likes to snooze all day, I can be a little timid to begin with but once I get to know you I’ll love you forever. I like the boy greyhounds but the other girls cramp my style. Small human types are ok by me, but not anything small and fluffy they are too tempting! I am really so easy to please and just want to find my perfect forever home that don’t expect me to do much but be a couch ornament. If I sound like the hound for you get in touch with the vollies info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:22.01.12
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: No
  • Other Dogs: No small dogs, prefers the company of males
  • Children: Good

 

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Lisa

Hi I’m Lisa, and I would like a family with a backyard so I can show you just how good I am at zoomies! A pool isn’t essential, but you can always give me a paddle pool to cool off my paws! I am fun loving and affectionate, and I have lived in a house before. I will respond well to training because I just want to please you (and have fun, fun is important!) If you think I may be a good match for you get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:24.01.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: TBC
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, not tested with very small dogs
  • Children: Good

 

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What Makes A Rescue Tick?

Hollie – Kennel Manager Extraordinaire

Hollie is one busy lady – this superhero wears gumboots- and if she isn’t running around after the greyhounds, she’s busy cuddling them! She can usually be found with a hose in one hand, her phone in the other, and a dog (or goat!) by her side….

 

What is your role in GR?

I’ve been with GR for 5 years as Kennel manager/mum and an assortment of hundreds of other jobs.

 

How much time do you spend on your role? Weekly/Daily?

Too much! Every morning weekdays, and often afternoons as well. Plus I’m on call.

 

What does a typical shift/day involve for you?

Getting up early to let all the dogs in the hospital out to toilet and check on them, then all the dogs in our top kennel area. Then I go through, disinfect and hose everything, clean out torn bedding, put new bedding in, pooper scoop the yards, feed them, and then take dogs to the vets for desexing. By the time 11am rolls around I’ll have already taken a dozen phone calls as well, dropped my kids to school, and then check on the volunteers who do the bottom kennels. If a volunteer calls at the last minute unavailable I often have to do all the hounds down the bottom as well, morning and/or afternoon. I do meet and greets, pick up dogs coming in, do surrenders, collect dog food, giving advice to adoptive families who call, collect donations, and help at events.

 

What is the thing you like best about your role?

Being the first contact for dogs arriving to rescue, the bonding the time in the van (chucking them chicken nuggets). Meeting new dogs and seeing dogs that have been here a while finally find their perfect family.

 

What frustrates you about your role?

There’s always too much to do and not enough people during the week to help at kennels. Ausilia’s neverending emails, and being hounded by our paperwork nazi Kate. I would rather pick up 34 greyhounds poo all day than touch paperwork.

 

Anything else to add?

There’s so much going on behind the scenes that people have no idea about, I couldn’t do it without my A Team (you know who you are). I hate paperwork and getting emails, but I love my job because I love the dogs. If I could adopt them all I would, but I can’t so I live with all instead.

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Cosmo

 

 

Cosmo is a wonderfully loving greyhound and is always pleased to see us when we come home but is more than happy with his own company. He will always accept some cuddles and fuss but rarely comes looking for it. He is very well house trained and has never tried to get on the sofa or bed. He also passed the ‘greenhound’ test with flying colours.

He’s great on the lead but also loves being off-leash and happily trots alongside. Cosmo is not keen on long walks, so a short walk to the park with the occasional zoomie and he’s done for the day. He is gets on fine with other dogs, is actually scared of cats and not very keen on small children either!

He has recently learnt to swim and loves playing in the water at the local doggie beach and makes lots of friends, wherever he goes.

Cosmo is only 6 but would love a nice quiet, chilled out house with plenty of company.

Cosmo is:

* 6 years old

* desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated

* microchipped

 

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Sponsor of the Month – February

Greg & Jeannine Barrett

Birthdays: Greg – 9th Oct Jeannine -19th April

1.When and how did you first start donating to GR?

We started donating to GR shortly after we adopted Jack 4 years ago because we wanted to give back to the rescue who saved our Jack.

2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?

Yes we have Jack our rescued greyhound who turns 8 in March.

 3.How does it make you feel to sponsor?

Being a sponsor makes us feel good knowing we are helping the hounds at the shelter.

4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?

GR help greyhounds in need and having adopted Jack from GR they are close to our hearts.

5.When your friends or family find out that you sponsor a hound what do they say or ask?

They ask us what GR do with our sponsor money and they know how much we love Jack so they are happy to hear we sponsor.

6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about  or sponsoring?

We would tell them that adopting or fostering a greyhound is a wonderful way to help hounds who need a home but if you can’t then sponsoring a hound is another greyt way to help them.

7.What do you do when you aren’t working?

We spend a lot of quality time with Jack.

8.What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

We are sci-fi nuts

9.If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?

Lazy, Goofy and Loving

10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!

 Dino – he’s tall dark and handsome and we are currently one of his sponsors.

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