Fencing Fundraiser

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Some of you may know from our post on our Facebook page, that we have secured NEW KENNELS! We are having to move out of our current kennels due to council compulsory purchase. We are very lucky that one of our volunteers got word of a fantastic new place and it didn’t take long for us to sign the lease.

The property shows so much potential, it does need some TLC and perhaps a few trades here and there….

The first step was to emergency re-roof our hospital wing as we found out during some heavy rain that there are quite a few large leaks! Peter Batkin along with donations from Kelly and her dad Ian have managed to sort this first step – thank you for your generosity guys :)

The next was to colour bond fence our boundary for privacy and security which cost $5000 and a fundraiser run by Jordan Rivkin managed to cover this thanks to some generous donators! Thank you to all who donated to Jordan’s fundraiser and especially to Jordan himself for thinking of us :)

Now, we have a big one… In order to start the big move, we have to build chain link fencing for the runs so our greyhounds can securely zoom and play whilst the kennels are being cleaned daily. This fencing has cost us $15,000 and we urgently need your donations to help us cover this cost.

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You can donate below through either PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

We understand that not all can donate but if you are local to the Rouse Hill/Riverstone area and would like to help us with our fencing working bee which will be on the weekend of the 29th and 30th, Saturday and Sunday please email info@greyhoundrescue.com.au. We will require handymen/women and those who can heavy lift.

We will organise for a BBQ, some beers and softs to help fuel you along!

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Janet, Peter and the team at Greyhound Rescue

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Direct Bank Transfer

AccountName:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: FENCE

 

Please send an accompanying email to info@greyhoundrescue.com.au with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

NOTE: All donations are tax deductible.

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Geoffrey – ‘Pet of the Week’

Geoffrey is a blue boy that is currently in foster in Canberra. the Canberra crew tell us “Geoffrey – aka ‘Geoffa’ is a delight! He is an affectionate boy that wants to be with (or on) you! Geoffa is new to world of home ownership, only 2 weeks from the trainers so is learning how to be a good house guest, but he is so keen to please this will come with time and patience. Geoffa eats well, walks well on the lead, loves to play. We look forward to learning more about him.”
Geoffrey is:
  • 4 years old
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350

 

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Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st

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Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 6

Welcome to your sixth issue, catch-up on the latest news from Greyhound Rescue and find out how the ‘Gone are the Dogs’ rally in Sydney went.  Read about Delta Therapy dogs and we cover some behavioural topics including Abbey’s Journal and an article by our behaviour and training consultant Bobby McLachlan.

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A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition. Please keep your articles and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Monthly Market Stall at the North Sydney Markets

Nora and Ed run the market stall the second Saturday of every month between 9AM to 3PM raising awareness and funds for Greyhound Rescue. We will always have  greyhounds there for cuddles, some up for adoption and some just visiting with their owners. For sale are the GR calendars, greyhound orientated jewellery plus other hand crafted jewellery, hand made cards, general bric-a-brac donated to us. Come along to buy new items, vintage items and for your greyhound cuddles!

Visit: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Recreation_Facilities/Markets/North_Sydney_Market for more details.

Market dates are:

– March 8th
– April 12th
– May 10th
– June 14th
– July 12th
– August 9th

If you wish to donate items for us to sell please contact Nora 0404793707 or nora@dieppedesign.com

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 5

Welcome to this issue of ‘The Greys Matter’.  We have lots of news and plenty of interesting letters and articles.  You can hear about big Bob and Millie’s new home.  You can also check out how the greys in Canberra have been meeting up.  And have you considered that veganism for your hounds really is a viable alternative, the benefits and why.

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A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition.  Please keep your letters and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Freddy

 

Freddy is a very shy black boy that has obviously been through quite a lot. When he first arrived to us all he would do is huddle back against the wall and he could not look our volunteers in the eye. Thanks to the kennel volunteers he is slowly coming out of his shell and becoming more relaxed around people. He prefers the lady greys and dogs smaller than he is so he does not feel overwhelmed. He is heading to foster in Canberra. Since he is so shy he needs a relaxed home without a lot of noise, and a family who can put the time into gaining his trust and love. If you think your heart is big enough for Freddy please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Freddy is:

  • Age TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350

 

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Lorrie

 

 

Lorrie is currently sponsored by Emma Goodwin. Thanks Emma!

Lorrie here is a quiet 4 year old brindle girl, and is very good with other dogs. Typical of a greyhound she loves people, and is also good with children. She is waiting patiently for her forever home – if you like the look of Lorrie and want to know more about her or meet her please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Lorrie is:

  • 4 years old (DOB TBC)
  • desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not yet cat tested
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Charlotte (Wolfhound x)

The lovely Miss Charlotte was a recent save from our ranger friends at Queanbeyan pound. How a pooch this beautiful, affectionate, intelligent and eager to please ends up at the pound at such a young age is beyond me. Everyone who meets this little girl falls in love with her – she is so people-focused and super affectionate! Charlotte is not as big as a greyhound but shares a number of greyhound traits like a love of belly rubs and lazing on the couch! As she is only a young girl, she would benefit from a fairly active family environment and would do really well at obedience training or even agility.  We are not sure what she is crossed with (or if there is much greyhound in there at all!) – but who cares? She’s gorgeous! She also walks well on lead, is house trained and gets along with other dogs of all shapes and sizes.  If you would like to make Charlotte a part of your fur family, please pop your application in, but be quick – dogs this gorgeous don’t last very long and our woolfy crosses are very popular!     
Charlotte is: 
  • 18 months old
  • Will be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350

If you would like more info on Charlotte or if you would like to arrange to meet her please contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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ACT Greyhound Cocktail Evening

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When: Friday, 20 February 2015
Where: Tuggeranong Homestead
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2905
Cost: $70pp inc canapés
Dress: Cocktail attire

Guest speakers: Dr Michael Archinal Veterinarian and published author of Animal Wisdom & Sharyn Watson Executive Director of The Medical Advances Without Animals Trust

RSVP: actgreyhoundcocktailevening@outlook.com before 6th of February. Payment confirms booking. Please include dietary requirements, all are catered for.

Volunteer Natalie who is mum to ex Greyhound Rescue hounds Kayden and Lizzie has organised a super evening where we can all dress up in the name of Greyhound Rescue! Thank you Natalie for organising such a wonderful event – the first of its kind in support of our hounds at Greyhound Rescue!

The night will involve listening to two fabulous speakers, not to be missed.

Many awesome items will be auctioned during the event.

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Nominate Greyhound Rescue!

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Dick Smith will be giving away $1m in 2014. Half of which has already been donated. The remaining $500,000 will be allocated at the end of the year. One of our volunteers has nominated us to be one of those charities!

You can help! Vote for us:

It’s very simple! Just take a photograph of any Dick Smith Foods product(s) in your pantry and text* or email it to charity@dicksmithfoods.com.au together with your nomination of GREYHOUND RESCUE to get points for us to become one of the top 10 by the end of the year!

The more DS products the more points! You can also include your name and it will be added to their website so you know you have reached them and your vote has been recorded.

*It does sound strange, but believe it or not you can put an email address on the phone number field for texting and it will come through!

http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/charity-breakthrough-supporters-page

Please share and vote, for the Greyhound Rescue greyhounds!!!

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Minnie

Minnie is a new arrival who has made it to foster with Claire, James and their daughter Chloe. Claire says,

‘Minnie is a sweet, affectionate & waggy tailed smaller girl who wants nothing more than ear rubs, cuddles and kisses from humans. She is very chilled out & easy going and would fit into a wide range of family situations.

Minnie seems really happy with the company of adults & children alike. We have a 3 year old daughter & Minnie is gentle & calm around her.

Minnie is house-trained & sleeps quietly through the night on her own bed in the lounge.

After only a few days in foster she was perfectly fine being left on her own in the house for 2 hours 20 mins. We will continue building this up while she is in our care.

Minnie already has good manners – she lays quietly on her bed when we prepare & eat food, she waits to go through doors after us & she doesn’t guard her food.

Minnie loves her regular walks but is equally happy lazing about the house. She is a fairly low maintenance dog.

Minnie travels well in the car & walks quite well on the lead but with ongoing training this could be improved. She already knows recall which we have been practising in our garden. Minnie doesn’t appear to know how to play, but I think this will come in time & she is already starting to show a cheeky side! Minnie also knows ‘wait’ (going through doors) and ‘leave’.

Sadly, she is not cat or bird friendly!’

If you think you would like Minnie to join your home, please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 5/6 years old
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350
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Velvet

Velvet is proudly sponsored by Liz.

 

Velvet here is a young playful girl at only 17 months old. She hasn’t quite got the hang of fetch yet although loves to chase toys we throw for her – she would rather run around with them in her mouth than give them back! She is a very happy friendly girl, and is good with children as she has been around them her whole life. She is eager to please and with continued training she will soon learn not to get so excited on lead- as she is young at the moment everything is just too interesting for her! But just like sister Beckie life at kennels is no place for a young dog and Velvet loves lots of company. If you think you are the perfect match for her, please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 17 months old DOB 20.5.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350
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Spud

 

Spud is proudly sponsored by Sophie!!

 

Spud is a real sweetie who’s had a rough start and is suited to a home as an only dog without cats as he needs 100% of his human’s attention. A family without young kiddies would be best as he is a handsome but big boy who needs to be handled gently, but also needs someone who can be sturdy on the lead with him since he fancies himself a he-man when its time for walkies. Don’t let his size deter you – the big boys so often have no idea how big they are and will squish into the tiniest available spot just to be near you.They are also the biggest softies at heart – we think Spud the stud might be one of those types!  We have it on good authority that Spud’s Achilles heel is his ears – he is putty in your hands if you give him him a good ear rub, just don’t tell him we gave away his secret spot!

If you can make room on your couch for Spud the stud either to foster or adopt we would love to hear form you. Any questions please get in touch directly rather than in the comments so we can answer you as quickly as possible info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Spud is:

  • 2 years old (13.9.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300 ($350 after August 1st 2014)
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
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