Geoffrey – ‘Pet of the Week’ (On Trial)

Geoffrey is a blue boy that is currently in foster in Canberra. the Canberra crew tell us “Geoffrey is a stunning blue 4yo boy. He only finished his racing life at the end of October so is adjusting to being in a home. He is bright, and eager to please. He is a fast learner and loves his human company. Geoffrey has had contact with varying sized dogs and is fine with them all. He has recently discovered his playful side and we now have daily playtime with his various toys. He eats well and has greatly improved with being house trained. He now comes to tell me when he needs to go outside. Geoffrey is quite a sensitive soul. He walks beautifully on lead and loves his daily walks. This boy would dearly love a forever home where his people are not gone for long periods of time and would also be happy with a hound friend. Geoffrey is a delight and once settled, is very much a ‘lounge boy’.”
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


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.

The Greys Matter - Issue 6

The Greys Matter – Issue 6


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

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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: 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

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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.

The Greys Matter – Issue 5

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

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Felix (On Trial)

Welcome to rescue puppy Felix! Felix is a seven month old puppy (estimated) who is a recent save from Griffith NSW where he was found wandering the streets starved and miserable. After a few weeks in loving foster care, Felix has gained weight, come out of his shell and is now thankfully displaying typical puppy behaviours like nibbling on everything in sight, stealing Christmas presents from under the tree and generally having the most wonderful time!
He is charming and people focused boy who everyone falls in love with – and we’d love him to grow up with a fun family who will give him the life he deserves.  Felix has never raced and tested very well with cats – he showed interest but no aggression – so with some training we think he could live comfortably with confident feline friends. His feet are quite dainty and he may be a whippet cross instead of a pure greyhound – and he is heart meltingly gorgeous!! 
Felix is very intelligent, affectionate and food-motivated and as such, has responded to well to training – he is already almost fully house trained and walks beautifully on lead. He also plays fetch and plays an awesome game of piggy in the middle.  He can play roughly at times with our dogs and children (in true puppy style) and would benefit from having a patient older doggy friend to teach him the ropes. We’d love him to go to a family with older children as he just loves playing!  If you would like to meet this adorable boy, contact us!
Felix is:
  • about seven months old
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350
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Bambi (On Trial)


Bambi is a 1 and half year old (supermodel!) greyhound. She is tall, slender and just loves to have fun! She is in foster with Parissa in Canberra and waits patiently for her cat friendly and/or kid friendly forever home!

Parissa writes: “Bambi is a sweet, playful, and loving girl. Well behaved and quick to learn, with excellent recall ability. Pleasant (and friendly) around children and cats, she makes the perfect family pet! She poses no difficulty when it comes to the lead, and absolutely loves playing sprint or chase games in the backyard. If permitted, she’ll want to cuddle you whenever she can – on the couch watching something, or even just catching some Z’s on the bed! Incredibly intelligent, as she will fit in to your routine and has quite the unique personality. And we can’t forget her doe eyes; it’s hard not to love this amazing creature. She is an adventurer to the core, trying new things and working with you until it’s just right. In this respect, she is looking for her forever home, where she may live and further grow with her companion(s) to form a highly enriched way of life. Perhaps you’d like to be it? :)”

Get in touch now if you would like to meet Bambi now!

Bambi is:

  • DOB 27.5.13
  • Desexed, microschipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350


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Marley is kindly sponsored by Nerida.

Marley is a sweet little blue and white girl that has been through a lot but once she knows you she’s yours forever. She is great with other dogs of similar size, but has not been tested with small dogs and cats as yet. She loves a good zoomie, is gentle on lead, and loves her safety blankie and toys. She doesn’t mind sharing her toys and is the sort of dog you would like in the playground! She would suit a quieter home without younger children who may startle her.

Marley is:

  • DOB 6.1.13
  • Desexed, microschipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat etsted
  • Adoption cost $350


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Issa (On Trial)

Sponsored by Rogan and Katrina Bucke, thank you!

Issa here is still in puppy  mode at almost 2 years old and has a huge zest for life. She is a very good smoocher, and loves company. She is quite energetic on the lead but with a family who puts the time into her she will learn very quickly what it means to be a pet. She would be best with a family without very young children but if you happen to be the get up and go type she would make an excellent companion to bounce out of bed with in the morning!

Issa is:

  • 2 years old DOB 31.12.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not yet cat tested


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Novus (On Trial)

Novus is Sponsored by Teresa Savage, thank you!

Novus is a small boy who came to us from Hawkesbury Pound. He is excellent on lead, and very gentle. He might be teeny tiny in stature but he is a Goliath of love at heart!  He loves to splash in the water and zoom around, adores to be brushed and cuddled and would make a great pet! If you would like to meet this boy and make him him yours please contact us

Novus is:

  • 2 years old (DOB 16.11.12)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350
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Vuzzy (cat friendly)


Say hello to Vuzzy, a very handsome blue and white older gentleman who has come to us here at GR. Vuzzy is extra special due to his age and is classed as a sanctuary dog. This means that GR covers his vet expenses for the rest of his life. Don’t pass him over just because he is an older dog, they not only have just as much (and often more!) love to give than puppies, but have a wonderful calm and wisdom about them which they often impart to the young whipper snappers.

He has just arrived to Canberra and his foster mum Jane says: “Mr Vuzzy is a newcomer on the scene. Having just graduated from the School of Hard Knocks as a mature age student, he’s looking forward to putting the many skills he has learnt over the years into good use. “Really” he said “I’m not looking for a tough gig. I believe my agent may have something lined up for me already. What I’d really like is something involving a few couches on the set – those director’s chairs are, I’m afraid, just not quite big enough for me.” Mr Vuzzy had to leave for his make-up call, and Gossip Hound certainly hopes that someone out there will see the benefits of engaging an older soul to keep them company. ”

Vuzzy has potential to be cat friendly!

Vuzzy is:

Approximately 11 years old (DOB TBC)

Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

Located in Canberra

Not yet cat tested

Adoption cost : please contact us for details

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Harry is sponsored by Jordan Rivkin

Are you the Sally that has yet to meet our Harry? Harry is outgoing, loves to run, play fetch and basically just have fun. He is a very happy boy, who we think would suit most families. He is good to walk on the lead,and he always has a huge smiley face. One of our volunteers has said  “He would be the type of grey I could take home,I  love his huge personality.  Owning harry, anyone would feel like the most loved human on earth.”

If you would like to take a walk with Harry, or just get some more details about him please contact us directly

Harry is:

  •  3 years old DOB 3.11.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not yet cat tested
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Thanks Jade for sponsoring 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

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 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

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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Fencing Fundraiser


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 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


Direct Bank Transfer

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


Please send an accompanying email to with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

NOTE: All donations are tax deductible.

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