Photo Submissions for the 2016 Calendar

Call for Photo Submissions for the Greyhound Rescue Australia 2016 Calendar!  Submissions required by 30th June 2015

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

If you would like to submit any photos we would welcome your contribution.  You can email your photos to – 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.


  • 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 30th June 2015.
  • Email Client – Original image size.
  • Email Only To –

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Cricket – ‘Pet of the Week’


Cricket is sponsored by Nina & Luke!

If you’re a cricket fan, have you ever thought about having your own greyhound named Cricket? If ever there was a dog to match your summer this is the one. He loves playing games in the (cricket) runs, and having a splash in the pool to cool off afterwards. Good natured, affectionate, he might not be able to bat  or bowl, but if you do it for him we’re sure he will win you the fastest runs as he gleefully bounds down the grassy pitch. Whether or not he runs between your particular game’s stumps or keeps going to someone else’s remains to be seen… perhaps just keep him as a fielder. Or for a serious game he will be happy to accept the post as the twelfth man on the sidelines ensuring the couch doesn’t fly away! Unfortunately he doesn’t play nice with cats, but if felines aren’t your ball game either you may have found your perfect match! If Cricket sounds like the greyhound for you please get in touch

  • DOB 8.11.10
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300 ($350 from August 1st 2014)
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Potentially small dog friendly
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Camden Pet Fair

Greyhound Rescue will be having a stall at the Camden Pet Fair this year. Please come and support us – we will have hounds to pat, volunteers to chat to, and some goodies to sell for fundraising.

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Riverstone Festival


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Greyhound Rescue is at the Riverstone Festival this year! Come drop by and say hi, we will have a houndie or two to meet, volunteers to chat to, and we promise it will be a lot of fun!

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Save the Date: Ku-Ring-Gai Council Dogs Day Out


Greyhound Rescue will be at Ku-Ring- Gai Council’s Dogs Day Out on the 31st May 2015. We will have some greyhounds to meet and greet, but  make sure you come and say hi if you’re in the area, and bring your houndie too! And if you don’t have a greyhound yet, this is the perfect chance to come and meet one and chat to us about adopting or fostering. If you can’t adopt, there are also opportunities for you to donate, sponsor, or volunteer! We’d love to see you there.


When: Sun 31 May 2015 at  10:00 AM  – 3:00 PM

Where:St Ives Showground 450  Mona Vale Road, St Ives

Cost: Free

Info: Ku-ring-gai Council will be hosting the annual Dogs Day Out Event.

This event is perfect for dogs lovers and dogs are more than welcome.

There will be lots of giveaways, food stalls, games, competitions, face painting, activities, interactive talks and even some demonstrations from some amazing doggie stars.

For more info go to:

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MacGyver (Cat Tolerant)

“My name is MacGyver and I MacGyvered my way out of death row thanks to some people at a kindly vet clinic. I’m sure it’s because I’m such handsome fellow with a good natured personality to match. Unlike my name sake my paws aren’t too handy with a roll of duct tape, but if you’re ever in a sticky food situation I’d be happy to help you get out of it – I clean up any spills in 3 seconds flat! I don’t even need a swiss army knife for that!  I am only very young and I’m looking for a family that will give me the love I so badly want that has been lacking in my short life. I have tested cat tolerant in my temporary family’s home and I am socializing very well with lots of other hounds. I walk very gently on the lead, and love to get out and about as all young doggies do. If you’re looking for a houndie that can jerry -rig a bed in half a minute with minimal resources, charm the ladies, and be all round entertaining then I’m your boy. ” For more info on MacGyver or any of our other hounds waiting for a home please contact

MacGyver is:

  • 2 years old
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cat tolerant
  • Small dog tolerant
  • Child friendly
  • Located in Blue Mountains/Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
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Angus & Malcolm (cat tolerant)

These two very sprightly but older greyhounds that have never been apart. They were surrendered to us as their owner could no longer keep them, and we would love to send them off to a loving home to spend their twilight years together. They have gone to Canberra for foster care where they have had a change of pace (and name).  Angus and Malcolm were previously known as Zorro & Brettly)

This is what the Canberra crew have to say about them:

“Like their namesake brothers Malcolm (black) and Angus Young (fawn and white) from the band AC/DC, these boys are the very best of friends and have never been apart. For this reason we would ideally love to place them in their forever home together. Bing a bonded pair and slightly older, they are listed as Sanctuary Hounds, which means their veterinary bills are covered by Greyhound Rescue for the rest of their lives.  Both boys are cuddly, lovely and gentle – so gentle in fact that Angus passed his cat test with flying colours … but unfortunately Malcolm was a tad too interested to pass – although he may have potential to learn with an experienced owner and a feisty cat.  Malcolm is the most outgoing of the brothers and Angus is a little more shy but both love human company and follow their foster Mummy around the house looking for snuggles.  They are currently in foster care in with Ada’s little dog Max, girl greyhound Maude and the whole ”band’ seems to be getting along famously.

Both boys are house-trained, walk politely on lead and would suit a wide range of family situations. We’d love to see them homed with children as they would make wonderful family pets. They are also very good at giving kisses, and cuddling them is a bit like hugging your teddy bear as they are unusually quite furry greyhounds! To those about to adopt … we salute you!”

If you have it in your heart and home to give a couch to this pair of seniors we would love to hear from you. Any questions please contact us directly and not in the comments so we can get back to you ASAP.

Angus and Malcolm are:

  • 7 years old (8 in Nov 2014)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption cost: a donation please contact us for further details
  • located in Canberra
  • potential to be cat friendly
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Miss Darcy

Miss Darcy had no sooner joined us than was whisked away to become a celebrity! She recently featured in a Greens media release with NSW Greens MP  John Kaye and is now a little superstar!  She is in foster care in the mountains with a foster doggy sibling.

“I’m Darcy and I’m a small black girl who has had a taste of the celebrity life and I’m looking for an agent. My agent needs to be able to take me about town to show off my good looks, style, and charming personality. With any luck I’ll be getting into my career as a celebrity but if that doesn’t work out I’m quite happy being a couch potato too. I’m sociable and get along with other dogs just fine, and kids are ok. You can’t help but fall in love with me I promise!”

If you are interested in Darcy please get in touch with us

Darcy is:

  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Potentially small dog friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Located in the Blue Mountains/Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350


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Muscha is kindly sponsored by Jennifer.


“My name is Muscha and the day I was told I didn’t have to race anymore I zoomed around and jumped for joy – to Greyhound Rescue I go! I’m only quite young, very playful, and I’m told I give the best kisses – I put my whole heart and tongue into it! I love to roll in the soft lush grass, and daydream about the forever home that will soon be mine.  If I had a theme song I’m sure it would be “Girls Just wanna Have Fun” – because that’s all I want in life, to play with my toys and enjoy every moment. and when Im not doing that I’m very good at snoozing the day away! What I need is  sidekick who wants to hop on the adventure with me.Small fluffies get me all wound up so I it would be best if you didn’t have any of those. Besides, they like the quiet life, and you want someone that wants to have fun and that would be ME! If you think you could be my perfect sidekick then get in touch with the volunteers at GR so we can get to it!”

Muscha is:

  • DOB 28.1.13
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat friendly
  • Tested small dog friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
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Paris (Cat Tolerant) (On Trial)

Who could forget Paris?! Not us!

“I’m Paris and I’m as elegant and chic as my city namesake. I may be 8, but I’m an active sprightly girl looking for my forever home. I’ve lived in kennels my entire life, and I’m looking for somebody that will look past my silver muzzle and give me the quality of life I’ve more than earned – the volunteers tell me I’m unforgettable, and a real sweetie.  I may not have the quantity of life to give you that the young pups do but I will give you love in bucket loads. I’m very gentle, a bit shy, and I’m good around other dogs and children. I’m looking for a chaise longue to call my own and stretch my elegant black body out on, a lap to rest my head, and cordon bleu dinners for houndies. But truth be told, I’m happy with a home that has any old sofa and good dinners – as long as its warm and comfy and filled with love. If you think you can open your heart and home to an older girl like me please get in touch with the volunteers at GR”

Paris is:

  • 8 years old
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat tolerant
  • Small dog tolerant
  • Children friendly
  • Adoption cost $350
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“I’m Pearl and I arrived at GR with my sister Biscuit. I’m only four years old and I’m as precious as my name. I am very playful, I’m just learning all about soft toys and boy are they the best thing ever! I’m looking for a home without small fluffies because they get me all excited, kids over 5 are ok, but what I’m really looking for is a family that likes to be in the kitchen. You see, I fancy myself as the first Greyhound Masterchef and I’m learning all about it by being helpful. I like snarfing…I mean taste testing ingredients, and I’m very good at clearing bench space.i have been told I’m very good at takeaways,  and if you let me I’ll even wash the dishes (ok, so some people might not like dishes cleaned by a greyhound tongue but I’m very thorough!). If you’re a chef looking for an apprentice, or even just want someone to appreciate your culinary skills I’m your girl! Get in touch with the volunteers at Gereyhound Rescue to find out more about me

Pearl is:

  • 4 years old (DOB 21.12.10)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not cat tolerant
  • Not small dog tolerant
  • Child friendly (over 5)


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