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.

The Greys Matter - Issue 6

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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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)

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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Events for 2016

Greyhound Rescue is very active in getting out and about in the community raising awareness and educating the public about greyhounds and our hopes to end the racing industry. From regular market stalls, pet days, local festivals and more – our volunteers always love to see a friendly face from our supporters (and houndies too where the venue permits!) Check back here often to see what events are coming up in your local area, we are always booking something new!

April 

Sunday 3rdLeura First Sunday Markets – 9am -2pm Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura. Our Mountain Hounds volunteers are here every month with assorted goodies for hounds and humans. Always a hound to pat and dogs are welcome to this event.

Sunday 10th April – Ku- Ring-gai Dogs Day Out – 10am- 3pm St Ives Showground 450 Mona Vale Rd St Ives. Demonstrations, competitions, pet stalls, food stalls and more. Come and say hello to the volunteers we love visitors! Dogs of course are welcome to this event.

Fri 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th  – Hawkesbury Show – Hawkesbury Showground 40 Racecourse Rd Clarendon.

It’s the local (and cheaper!) version of the Royal Easter Show, a fabulous day out for the family with hundreds of stalls, animals, rides, showbags and more so come and say hello to our volunteers and pat a hound. We will have all sorts of human and doggy goodies, including some showbags for the canines and rumour has it a kissing booth for gold coin donation! Unfortunately the Show rules have changed due to some incidents and pets are no longer able to attend this event so your pooch will have to stay behind.

Gate Entry Prices Family 2 Adults + 2 Children $55; Family 1 Adult + 2 Children $35; Adults $24;Child $12 ;  Extra Child $5; Concession $12 ( Please note Aged, War Service Pension Cards &Disability Companion Card Holders only). Under 5’s are FREE.

Saturday 23rd – Barefoot Bowls Fundraiser Marrickville Bowling Club 2pm-8pm 91 Sydenham Rd Marrickville. This is a pre ticketed event humans only event. Come join us for some fun and fundraising, raffles, and more. $30 per person for bowls and finger food catering (vegans catered for too) buy your own drinks. Contact Tara taramaric1972@gmail.com for more information on this event. If you cannot come but would like to donate we would love that too!

Account Name: Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Bare foot bowls

May

Sunday 1st – Leura First Sunday Markets – 9am -2pm Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura. Our Mountain Hounds volunteers are here every month with assorted goodies for hounds and humans. Always a hound to pat and dogs are welcome to this event.

Sunday 15th

– Paws In the Park Camden –9am – 1pm Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park. Everything you can think of for your pets just for them! Dogs are very welcome at this event, come bring your pooch and say hi to our volunteers.

-Million Paws Walk – Numerous events and locations, if you have a houndie meet up with other houndies and their mums and dads in your local area and show everyone what wonderful pets greyhounds are?! visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au to find your local walk and get more information. Dogs welcome to this event obviously!

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Clark Kent

Clark Kent is kindly sponsored by Samantha.

 

I’m Clark Kent and just like my namesake I have an alter ego! When you first meet me I am a little shy, perhaps a little fumbly but once I feel comfy around you I’m all go just like Superman! I arrived with my friend Lois and I do love her a lot, but I would be ok if I had another friend instead. I would love a new home where I can test out my superpowers of marathon sleeping, keeping the couch in its place by roaching on it, eating dinner at the speed of light, and attempting to fly with the odd zoomie. If you think you have just the place for me to hide out…er…I mean live get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 17.1.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Lois Lane

Lois Lane is Kindly sponsored by Danielle, Clyde, Deb & Jack.

 

I’m Lois Lane and I’m looking for the super person (or people) in my life to make it complete. I arrived with my friend Clark Kent, and although I would love us to stay together I would be ok without him. I’m a tiny girl but what I lack in size I make up for in personality! The home I’m after would give me a position pursuing my investigative abilities and I would be happy to report my findings on any couches, toys, or fluffy soft beds I come across. Perhaps we could start a publication together called the Daily Hound? If we go on adventures together, I’ll do the reporting and you do the typing (my paws aren’t designed for computers).  If you are interested in me get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Lois is:

  • DOB: 17.1.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Lui

Lui is proudly sponsored by Susan & Alexandria.

 

My name is Lui and I like company. There are some doggies that like to be on their own but I am not one of those, I will get far too sad! What I am after is a family that has at least one doggy I can be best friends with, and if someone is home a lot that would be good too. I am house trained, and very easy to walk – and as a bonus I already have a green collar so I’m already muzzle free. How good is that! I can’t live with cats, but I am currently in foster with lots of other dogs (not just greyhounds) so I am well socialised. If you think you could make sure I’m not left all by myself get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 13.5.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes – has green collar
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Charlie

The name’s Charlie there’s nothing ‘Tailend Charlie’ about me – the way I zoom I’ll always be first in line for a play! I am good natured, cuddly, and looking for a family with a sense of fun. Of course, I’m also pretty good at napping, it is what greyhounds do best after all. So it’s very important you have a comfy couch and a bed or two for me to recover on. I can even be your official mattress tester if you like? And perhaps a toy tester as well? If you have any of those jobs going at your palce I’m happy to oblige!

  • DOB: 15.7.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Teddy

Teddy is proudly sponsored by Mali.

 

My name’s Teddy and I am cuddly just like teddy bear too! (If you are one of the lady folk I do like a bosom to rest my head on hee hee hee). I am a pretty lazy lad, I’ll chill out on my bed, go out for a stretch and zoom, and toddle back again to catch forty winks. I’m great with kiddies, and looking for people that will love me and take me places. Hey – if I join your family you can take me for a teddy bear picnic!

  • DOB: 1.6.10
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: TBC
  • Small Dog Tolerant: TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Stephanie

Stephanie is proudly sponsored by Fiona & Daniel.

 

I am one of the smallest little girls you will ever meet – to make myself look taller I put my ears up (if I was human I’d wear high heels…) I have excellent hearing and can hear a packet open a mile away (you know, just in case you need to know where to find a snack). I am shy at first with people and a bit uncertain with new dogs, but once I get to know them and relax a bit my personality shines through. I love to play but I am just as happy curling up for a nap after a few zoomies or a walk. Don’t let my size fool you, I’m still very capable of stealing toast off the bench…er…I mean reaching up to high places…I promise I won’t do it often. I am best in a home without cats, but will happily live with other dogs. If you have just a little bit of space for a little girl get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No small white fluffies – but with the right introductions has potential with other smaller dogs
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Gigi

Gigi is kindly sponsored by Christine.

 

My name is Gigi and just like my namesake I am a petite, charming, and have plenty of personality. I am quite sure they must have been thinking about me when they wrote “Thank Heaven for Little Girls!” I am looking for a home that wants to have a bit of fun, as I am quite playful and ready for adventure. I am very friendly with humans (big and small) and other doggies, although I may need a few more introductions for smaller dogs. Unfortunately I am too playful for cats, so it is best you don’t have any of those. If you think you would like a little girl at your house come and meet me! Get in touch with my people info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 7.4.10
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Some smaller dogs – dependent on personality/breed
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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