Roxy – ‘Pet of the Week’


Roxy is proudly sponsored by Jenny & Sid and has gone into foster with Jane in Canberra.

Cutie, Roxy is approximately 3 years old. Foxy Roxy has lots of energy and bounce – when the instructions about greys being lazy layabouts were handed out she must have been hiding behind the door! She is a gorgeous girl with an energetic personality and loves lots of attention. She needs a special someone who is active to spend time burning off that energy. If you think you might be the person to do a  workout with Roxy we would love to hear from you!

  • DOB: 6.11.2010
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heart worm tested and treated.
  • Not cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • adoption costs $350
  • Please contact:



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Upcoming Events

October and November are turing into very busy months for Greyhound Rescue!!! Below is a list of our events, we hope to see you at one or two of them!

North Sydney Market

Dog friendly!
Saturday 11th October 2014
Civic Centre Park off Miller St 9AM-3PM

Mosman Dogs Day Out

Dog friendly!
Sunday 12th October 2014
Mosman Square, Spit Junction 10AM-2PM

The Green Living Festival ACT

Saturday & Sunday 12th/13th October 2014 10AM-4PM
The Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue

Sutherland Shire Greyhound Catch Up

Dog friendly!
Sunday 12th October at 8am
Bonnet Bay Baseball Fields

Cruelty Free Festival

Sunday 26th October 2014 10AM-5PM
$5.00 entry, kids under 12 free
Australian Technology Park, Alexandria

High Tea for Hounds

Sunday 26th October 2014 11AM
$30 ticket includes price of bubbly on arrival
Clarendon, Hawkesbury
email to register

Hall Markets ACT

Dog friendly!
Sunday 2nd November 2014
Hall Markets, Canberra

Trivia Night

Family friendly!
Saturday 15th November 2014 7PM
Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Avenue, Forestville
$30 ticket or $270 for table of 10
Ticket includes nibbles
Email to register

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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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Petey (Whippet)

We have been lucky enough to land ourselves with this GORGEOUS young man here. We have decided to call him Petey because he looks patchy like the cute dog from Little Rascals!!!

Petey is just 1 year young and would love a home full of life and action. He needs a little bit of training, so basic obedience would not go astray! He is great with kids and other dogs too.

He has only just arrived so we are learning more about him but if you are interested in meeting him then please email now!

Petey is:

  • 1 year old
  • Desexed microchipped vaccinated
  • Heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat tested
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost :$350
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We are posting Phil for our friends in ACT. Is there anyone that can help foster or adopt this sweetheart? We would hate for him to go back to a kennel environment!

Philip (Phil to his friends), who will turn 3 in October, is a Greyhound who was not suited to racing and never made it to the track. He has a great temperament and was rehomed to a “civilian” home. Due to his current owner’s poor health, Phil needs a new home.

Phil is desexed, and weighs around 28kgs. He is quite lively and would thrive in a home where he would receive regular exercise and consistent training, which his current owner has been unable to provide. He spends the day outside, but comes inside in the evening and sleeps inside overnight as well. He could use some training to walk well on the lead and he has not had much socialisation so we are not sure how he is with kids.

He is definitely not suitable for a home with cats or other small animals.

Phil is a terrific dog – very handsome and friendly, but needs to be with someone who can spend time training him to help him develop into the wonderful companion he can be.

There is information about Greyhounds as pets on the Greyhound Rescue website here:

To find out more about Phil, please contact Jennie by email or ring 0413 923 247

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Jimmy is grateful to Susan for sponsoring him!!


Just like Jimmy Reed, our Jimmy has plenty of rhythm! He moves to his own beat and is a bit shy but when he gets to know you his affectionate nature shines through and you could not ask for a more lovely companion. He likes a game of tag, and just chilling out with you in the yard or in his kennel. We can imagine him hanging out listening to a bit of blues, nodding his head to the beat and enjoying your company. If you would like to get to know Jimmy and have this pretty cool dude hanging out at your place please get in touch!

Jimmy is:

  • DOB  10.4.11
  • Desexed microchipped vaccinated
  • Heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat tested
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost :$350


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Thanks Nina & Luke for sponsoring sweet Sarah.


With her blue brindle coat and supermodel figure Sarah is the perfect partner. If you are looking for glamour and sophistication this mature lady grey is your match. Gentle but still playful, she is happy by herself or with company. Unfortunately Sarah thinks that cats do nothing for her reputation, but if you can imagine quiet strolls in the park  (dressed chic not shabby of course), an afternoon listening to jazz, and the evenings reclined on the lounge  with your arm draped around this lovely lady, stroking her velvet ears – please contact us!

Sarah is:

  • 8 years old DOB 9.2.06
  • Microchipped, desexed, and vaccinated
  • Heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350
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Thanks Nicola for sponsoring Rusty!


Rusty is a mature dark brindle boy who has arrived with Sarah and Brandy . We think he’s the greyhound James Bond! The white bow tie on his chest means Rusty is always dressed for dinner – and of course he is quite a fan of the ladies as Sarah is his best friend. An adventurous spirit with a twinkle in his eye, Rusty is sure to please you. If you can picture yourself spending the day adventuring with Rusty and the evening  fine dining we would love to hear from you! Contact us

  • 7 years old DOB 1.6.07
  • Desexed microchipped vaccinated
  • Heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat tested
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost :$350


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Brandy is grateful to Jeannine & Greg for her sponsorship.


As sweet as a brandy snap dessert, with her red brindle coat and cream socks, Brandy is a lovely girl who has never raced. She has come in with Sarah and Rusty, and is sister to previous GR hounds Timmy and Ashy. She is out of puppy hood but still ever so playful – she loves games! If nobody else is around she is happy playing a round of solitaire but offer her some company and she can’t say no! she is best friends with Rusty, so if you are looking for a pair you could not ask for a lovelier couple.If you’re a game master looking for company, or a connoisseur of sweets (or both!) please get in touch with us.

  • 5 years old DOB 1.3.09
  • Desexed microchipped vaccinated
  • Heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat tested
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost :$350


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George is so happy to be sponsored by Carol!

Curious George here is quite curious to find out what life for a pet greyhound is going to be like! He has come to us under some special circumstances. Having finished racing 8 months ago, he is ready to spend the rest of his days out of a kennel all the time – running or sleeping on cool grass, roaching on a couch, and getting as many pats and cuddles and as is doggily possible! He is ready to get out and explore a new life and poke his snout into whatever life has to offer him.

George has an adorable little overbite which gives him a bit of a “sharky face” – that doesn’t stop him from trying to grab the soccer ball which he adores though! At only 4 years old George would make an excellent addition to any family. He is getting on very well with other dogs of various sizes and is discovering the joys of playtime. He is also very good with children over 5, and adores company. If you think you are the one to satisfy George’s curiosity we would love to hear from you!

George is:

  • 4 years old
  • microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350
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Thanks to our long time supporters Liz ans Shelley for sponsoring Pepper.


Pepper is a small black beauty that was surrendered to us due to changing circumstances. She has a lovely gentle nature, and has lived with small dogs and young children. She is very friendly towards people and dogs big or small but has currently drawn the line at cats. She would love a home where she will be part of the family – walks in the park,  lots of pats, and a lap to snuggle into while watching movies on the sofa. She is very good on the lead, travels well in the car, and isn’t jumpy like other young dogs of her age. Being only two and a half years old Pepper has a whole life of love ahead of her to give that special someone (or somebodies !).  If you think you would be the salt to match with our gorgeous Pepper  then please get in touch with us!

Pepper is :

  • 2 years old (DOB 7th April 2012)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly


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