Pet of the Week – Elton

I’m Elton (after Elton John you know) I can be a bit shy at first meeting new people, so don’t go breaking my heart and overlook me! I am gently playful and give the best cuddles around. I believe that everything worth doing takes time (napping, eating, making friends) life wasn’t meant to be rushed.  I don’t like being bossed about so will appreciate a home with other dogs that are calm. With my cute overbite, I may look a little funny but it just adds to my character. Kids are OK by me, as long as they aren’t too noisy or I may get a bit scared.
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Join us for our annual trivia night!

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Do you know someone in property?


We need help finding a new kennel property to lease, as we must move soon. If you know anyone who could help, please email us – info@greyhoundrescue.com

We do have some specific needs for our property, so read on to find out more.

Peter and Janet
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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!

2017 Events

Check back often to see what’s coming in 2017

September

Sunday 24: Pointy Pembleton Launch Party
The Burns Bay Bookery, 4/50-54 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
11am – 1pm
Join us in celebrating the launch of “Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park”, a children’s book about friendship and diversity that raises funds and awareness for charity, Greyhound Rescue.
There will be greyhounds to pat, ‘pupcakes’ to eat, colouring-in fun, as well as a reading by the book’s author, not to mention the opportunity to grab a copy of this fabulous book and have your copy signed by the author and illustrator.
This is a free event. RSVP here » 

Friday 29: Sydney CBD Meet a Grey Day
Darling Walk, C4/1 Harbour St, Sydney
11am – 2pm

Shake up your Friday and join us on 29 September in the forecourt of the Commonwealth Bank Darling Walk branch.
We will be there with greyhounds to pat and fundraising buckets to fill, ready to chat about what we do and why adopting one of these gorgeous dogs will be the best decision you ever make. A team of Commonwealth Bank employees will support us on the day, volunteering their time to raise funds for the hounds.

October

Sunday 8: Lane Cove Village Fair
Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
9am – 4pm
Come and say hi to us at the Lane Cove Village Fair. Meet some of our lovable greyhounds who will be on hand for a cuddle. Ask our volunteers about fostering and adoption, or grab some of our ‘greyt’ merchandise to show your support!
This is a free event. More information » 

Saturday 14: Super Furry Festival
Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills
9am – 3pm
The Super Furry Festival brings together a number of animal charities to raise awareness, funds and adoptions for animals needing homes.
This is a free event. More information available on the Festival website » 

Sunday 22: Cruelty Free Festival
The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney CBD
10am – 5pm
Visit us and our amazing ‘ambassadogs’ at the annual Cruelty Free Festival. The festival provides a full day of activities and entertainment to delight everyone who loves animals.
This is a ticketed event. More information available on the website » 

Sunday 22: Mosman Pets Day Out
Mosman Square and Village Green
10am – 2pm
Mosman Pets Day out is a much-loved community event featuring a spectacular pet-related program. Our volunteers will be available to answer any queries you may have about greyhounds and we’ll have some of our gorgeous ‘ambassadogs’ on hand for a cuddle or two!
This is a free event. More information  » 

November

Saturday 4: Annual Trivia Night
Forestville RSL Club – 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville
7pm
Get your thinking caps ready for our annual Trivia Night! A great family friendly fundraiser with loads of great prizes and all proceeds being donated to Greyhound Rescue. The evening is hosted by Brian Fairweather and is guaranteed to be a fun evening out for the whole family.
Tickets are $35pp or $315 for a table of 10,  bookings essential.
To book, call Peter on 0412 562 104 or email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

 

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Macca

Hi! I’m Macca and I’m a bit of a larrikin, I’ve got a zest for life and a bit of a story to tell. So, you see, when I arrived at the kennels I was showing signs of this thing called ‘Acidosis’ (don’t know what it is? me neither, but you can google it here). The good news is, whilst I am on the mend, they said I’m going to need a home that can give me just that little bit extra loving… you know, to help me get back to my best self!

So basically, I’m looking for a quiet home where I can spend my retirement, nothing fancy, but I do like…

  1. Air-conditioning on the inside,
  2. Shade on the outside and a complimentary clam shell pool for when it gets too hot – I like to keep cool.

While I’m on the mend, I will be dabbling in some physio and hydrotherapy and you’re welcome to join me! Greyhound Rescue has offered to pay for all my physio and hydrotherapy sessions until I’m better (and any recurring costs that may come up for my condition), so until then all I need is for you to be my chauffer!

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Timmy

Hi there! I’m Tiny Tim – well, really it’s officially Timmy, they just call me that because I’m a rather petite little guy. That’s OK though – who says size matters? It just means I’ll be able to fit on your couch that much easier!

This big wide world is so new to me so I can be a little shy to begin with. I like to take my time to get used to new situations and people but once I get to know you I’m really very sweet. I’m OK with other greyhounds so far, but if you have any potential fur-siblings for me, I’ll have to meet them first to make sure we get on OK. Kids should be OK too as long as they’re a little bit older so they understand I may need some time and space to get used to this business of being a pet.
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Billi

Billi is currently living with a family in Kiama, due to a change in circumstances, Billi can no longer stay there. Greyhound Rescue is assisting in finding her a new home. 


Hi, I’m Billi! I’m an easy going girl who already has a handle on this pet life as I’ve been living in a home for the past three years. I love hanging out in the garden at home and going for walks. I’m happy just to trot along beside you when I’m out and about. A bit of a lazy girl, I like to play for 10 minutes then I’m pooped! I do love a good zoomie though – especially after a bath!  Hanging out with other big dogs is fine with me but I’m also content to be on my own. Even though I’m a quiet girl, I will give an excited little bark when my people get home – just saying hi!

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Leo

Hi! I’m Leo and you know I’d be lyin’ if I didn’t say I’m looking to be king of your couch!

I’m a happy boy who loves a play and a good zoomie. I love my toys especially if they squeak! So when I arrive at your place, make sure you’re well stocked. I also have my lazy moments too, I’m happy to relax and have a chill – always keeping one ear up, and watching the world go by. Being the laid-back kind of guy I am, I get on well with other dogs and if you have any tiny humans, they’re OK by me too.

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Lucy (on trial)

Hi – I’m Lucy and everybody loves me! I’m a pretty and petite little girl who’s not long finished racing so I’m really keen to find out what this pet life is all about. I’m sweet and affectionate and really more interested in cuddles than chasing a ball. In fact, I love cuddles so much I get super excited when I meet new people – hey, I’m all about maximising any potential cuddle time!  I’m good with other dogs too so you’ve got any fur-siblings for me, that’s just ‘greyt’.  I haven’t met a lot of kids but they shouldn’t be a problem for me either.

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Volunteer of the Month – September

We’d like to introduce you to Natalie, one of our dedicated volunteers who we are recognising as our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for the month of  September.

Our volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at GR. Without them, we could not possibly save and rehome as many greyhounds as we do. While every single one of our volunteers is important no matter how much they do whether hands on with the dogs or behind the scenes, every month we are introducing just one of them to you and acknowledging their amazing efforts. These volunteers have demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, reliability, and cooperation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

We had a chat to Natalie to learn more about why she loves volunteering with Greyhound Rescue…

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Lush Cosmetics – Charity Pot Launch

Greyhound Rescue would like to say a big thank you to Lush Cosmetics for its support of our work and launching the Greyhound Rescue Charity Pot featuring our very own super hound Bevan. Every purchase of the Charity Pot funds charities like ours and helps us keep saving greyhounds’ lives.

The launch was a wonderfully colourful event with lots of great vibes, happy hounds and people enjoying the sunshine and celebrations at Lush’s Sydney manufacturing facility. Many thanks to Carol for driving from Newcastle to take the photos and support the event, Tim with Donny and Sugar, and Tara for letting us include Lucy and Pigeon.

Look out for the Greyhound Rescue Charity Pot in a Lush store near you! Find your local store »

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Dog Lovers Show: Help a greyhound find its new ‘fur-ever’ home, say Glebe foster carers

Most people don’t know you can foster a greyhound to see if it’s a good match for your lifestyle.

Glebe couple, Zosia Smith and Yong Guck Gim, were recent foster parents to rescue greyhound Marlon and are happy to say he has just found his ‘fur-ever’ home.

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