Dazza – Pet of the Week

Dazza is kindly sponsored by Shane.

 

“My name is Dazza and prepared to be dazzled by ME! I’m a super cute red fawn boy and I’m looking for a family that will help me bust outta here so we can go and have some fun. I’m under two years old and I’m very playful. I’m looking forward to going on walks, and meeting new people,and going to the park, and playing with toys…and…and…I’m just busting to meet you! I forgot to mention that I’m very good at cuddles and I like to bury my snout in your jacket. And also give your butt and pants a good sniff to see where you’ve been. Now I have been told that this isn’t very polite, but how else am I supposed to know what is in the big wide world while I’m stuck in here huh? There’s a lot of houndies waiting for homes at the moment, so if you think you have room on the couch for a greyhound (or even room on the floor for just one more if you think you can foster!) please get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au.”

Dazza is:

  • DOB 11.11.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: No
  • Children: Over 5
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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh issue, catch-up on the latest news from Greyhound Rescue.  Find out about the amazing efforts in fundraising and how our volunteers have helped Greyhound Rescue attend so many events this year.  The are also some beautiful greyhound stories from around the globe.

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The Greys Matter – Issue 7

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

 

 

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Morrison – Pet of the Week

Morrison is kindly sponsored by Rose.

 

“I’m Morrison and I came in to GR with my brothers Jagger and Hendrix. Just like them I’m young and full of spirit, life will never be boring with me by your side. They say I’m a bit of a wild child but I’m full of grace -I must have got just too distracted by what life has to offer to be a racer!   What I’m after is somebody who has the same zest for life as me and understands I’m still just a baby really that needs somebody to guide me  with walks in the park, a few toys, and lots of love.  I heard there are these things called sofas that are just the thing for greyhounds, but I’ve never been in a house and I would really like to try one out – I love new experiences! A lot of people will overlook me because I’m just another black greyhound looking for a home, but if you are the one who can see that I’m young and full of potential please please get in touch with the volunteers! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

  • DOB 4.10.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not cat friendly
  • Not small dog friendly
  • children over 10
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Fred

Fred is one of our older hounds seeking a home. He is currently in foster with Agnes.

“Fred was so wonderful. In terms of temperament, he is a very self contained boy, extremely happy with his own company and very rarely needy of pats and attention and never hassles for food or jumps onto places he shouldn’t. That said, he does love and good cuddle and will definitey return the love of someone that pats him regularly.
I found him great to walk on the leash, he never pulled and would modify his walking pace to trot lightly beside you however fast you were walking.   Fred is absolutely fine with strange dogs, even with gregarious dogs that were off the leash in the park, as long as I kept him close and he knew he was safe.  He even made a couple of friends at the puppy park!
Freddy is an old boy, so would suit someone quite relaxed in a quiet-ish environment .  Fred would best suit someone that is quite calm and relaxed themselves, as he is a very sensitive boy.  He also has the smoothest softest ears out, and the softest little tummy that loves a gentle pat.”

 

  • 9 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost: $350
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Ollie

 

Ollie is kindly sponsored by Carol.

He is currently in foster in Canberra and this is what his foster carer says:

“If Ollie was a human he would be the quintessential English jolly- slightly portly, fond of a cheeky tipple and with a wicked sense of humour.

With his racing days behind him, Ollie uses his six remaining teeth to gum heartily on his kibble, slobber on all available toys and to crack his trademark gap-tooth smile. With plenty of spunk left, Ollie easily keeps up with his much younger canine foster brother, and is even very helpful around the house- he transports pillows, blankets, socks and even the occasional bra from room to room with flair and gusto.

He loves cuddles, ear scratches, the sound of your voice and (apparently) the Sydney Swans…and he LOVED his photo shoot with the wonderful Robyn Bromley so much, he couldn’t stop smiling! He is also great with children and other greys, but prefers not to mingle with cats or small dogs.

He has a minor condition which the vets believe to be Discoid Lupus, which causes him no discomfort in his day to day life and does not require medication – it only causes an occasional lost toenail! He will need some more teeth extracted at some point, but any costs relating to his future teeth extractions and the lupus will be kindly covered by Greyhound Rescue.

Ollie is currently in foster care in Canberra and has been patiently waiting for a good while now, so if you think you could give this charming old retiree his “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, please get in contact.

info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 8 years old DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350

For more information or to answer any questions please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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Luna (Cat Tolerant)

 

“Hello I’m Luna and I am a young playful girl looking for a job as a snoop…I mean neighbourhood watch. I can’t help that being blessed with a long snout it is the perfect way to look into anything new I find, poke it round corners, and generally be a “nosy parker.” As I am young and full of zest for life I need the right introductions to make doggy friends but I am easily directed. I can sit too! I have passed my cat tolerance test and could live with a confident cat who will remind me they don’t necessarily want me in their face (I got a bop on my nose for being too pokey during my test, whoops! Won’t do that again!). I just want a family to love me and start my live as a loved pet.”

Luna is:

  • Approximately 2 years old
  • Desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost:$350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Sarah (Cat Tolerant)

 

“I’m Sarah and I am a very sweet little girl who will steal your heart! I am a relaxed kind of houndie that just likes to chill out on my bed and listen to the radio,or sit beside you while watching TV. I get along with other dogs of various shapes and sizes, and I passed my cat test with flying colours too! I am quiet and responsive to directions, and give little smiles when I see you. My foster mummy says I am an utter delight!”

  • DOB 29.3.12
  • Desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Ava

“My name is Ava and I am a petite black girl who is looking for some stability in my life. I am a little lost at the moment as I was surrendered when my owner passed away. My friend and I had to be separated and although I have tried to live by myself I am too used to having a friend and I get anxious alone. I’m looking for a home with a doggy friend to keep me company, a comfy couch, and a lot of love. If you think you might just have room for me at your place contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: Approx 3 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant:Yes
  • Child Tolerant:Yes
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Tyler

“The saying is winners are grinners, and I’m a winner for being one of the lucky few that made it to Greyhound Rescue! Maybe that’s why I smile at everyone I meet! My name is Tyler and I’m just a young boy looking for a home to call my own. I am friendly and good with children, prefer the lady doggies, but I do have an allergy to cats…um… so hopefully you have a cat allergy too and don’t have any at your place? If you think you may have a spot for me on your lounge contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Tyler is:

  • DOB: Approx 18 months old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Potential
  • Child Tolerant: Yes
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Katniss (Cat Tolerant)

“I’m Katniss and like my namesake Katniss Everdeen I’m excellent at foraging (off the bench for toast), hunting (for the comfiest spot on the lounge) and survival (I’m a greyhound, I’m part of the 5% that make it to the end of my racing career and look for a home!) Unlike my namesake I am quite shy at first, and hopeless at being on my own. Did I mention I get along with kitties and small dogs? I am good with small humans but younger noisy kiddies might be a bit much for me so I would be best in a home with older children. I’m looking for somewhere that will have a friendly confident doggy to keep me company and improve my confidence in new situations. I’m an excellent snuggler, good at kisses, and waiting patiently for my perfect match. If you think you might just have room for me at your place contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Katniss is:

  • DOB: Approx 2 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes – but would suit older children as she can be timid around loud noises/lots of activity
  • Located: Sydney
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Shut It Down: A National Day of Action

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Greyhound Rescue volunteers and supporters will be at the upcoming national day of action  to  call for the end of greyhound racing.  We and many other rescue organisations see first hand day in day out the “wastage” from the racing industry that is only the tip of the iceberg. Very few ever make it to loving homes, and this is one of the main reasons we would like to Shut It Down.

Join us and be the voice for greyhounds!

Date: Sunday 7th February, 2016
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Hounds: All dogs are welcome, but please keep in mind your houndie’s ability to cope with crowds and noise, and of course, the weather on the day.
Route: As part of the protest we will be walking a loop around Hyde Park. (Anti-clockwise)
Speakers: Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens), Mark Pearson MLC (AJP) and Rosemary Elliott (Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics),
Signs: Bring signs to march and get our message across.
Event contact: notogreyhoundracing@gmail.com

 

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Christmas Donations at Vineyard Vets

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Dr Rob Zammit (Uncle Rob to the houndies)  and the team at Vineyard Vets have supported Greyhound Rescue for many years. As our main vet clinic, they assist us every week whether it is a routine desexing or something a lot more serious such as Fleur’s leg amputation, or Murray’s femural head and neck resection this year. We are very grateful to have such wonderful vets close by that have made a huge difference to the hounds, and willing to try just about anything!

This year they are supporting us again with their Christmas appeal. You can leave a gift for the houndies, or make a donation and place a bauble on their tree. Just pop in to the clinic 703 Winsdor Rd Vineyard or call (02) 9627 1257.

Thankyou Vineyard Vets!

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Katharine (Homed)

Katharine is currently in foster with Corinne and doggy foster brother Bond.

Katharine has been living in a home and is well acquainted with being a pet. She could not stay where she is as she is unfortunately not cat friendly. She is people and dog friendly though, and is great with kids!  She is a low maintenance very sweet natured girl, who adores cuddles and is lovely to walk.  She is playful and loves squeaky toys and playing fetch.  Her favourite place to sleep is on the lounge on your lap and is often found belly up and very comfy.  We have it on good authority she fancies herself as a taste tester as she is an excellent counter surfer! This won’t be a problem if no food is left out for inquisitive snouts.   She is a happy girl who needs a loving home.

Her foster family writes “What a friendly, cuddly and playful girl.  She is very eager to say hello to all the neighbourhood dogs and children and gets very excited to go for her morning and afternoon walks.  She loves to play fetch, and gets really excited about outrunning Bond, even if he’s almost a third bigger than her.  When on a walk, her favourite thing to do is look as far as she can and see if she can spot a bunny. When satisfied that all the bunnies are gone, she’s happy to turn around and head back home for breakfast or dinner.  If you don’t mind a couch surfing dog, she’ll warm up a spot but is also very respectful and will learn quickly where she should not lie down.  She’s an early riser and up with daylight so best you be the kind of person who likes a morning walk.”

If you think you might have the perfect home and lap for Katharine please contact us! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 5 years old (dob 1.2.10)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
  • excellent with children

 

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Hendrix (Homed)

Hendrix is kindly sponsored by Jenny.

 

“I’m Hendrix and I’m  and ready to roll anytime you like! With my adventurous spirit and charisma many will look past me as I’m just a bit misunderstood… I can’t help wanting to enjoy life’s ride and take whatever’s on offer, I’m young and carefree! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good time, but I’m just as good  to lay back and groove on a rainy day with you if you’ll let me. I just need somebody who understands me. I promise I’ll be a good boy, I’ll give you all the love in the world and then some more…we can take walks in the park together, go for fun runs, and I heard watching movies is just the thing to do on a couch.  If you’ve got a spare seat at your place and a big enough heart to take on a handsome but often overlooked black boy like me please get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

  • DOB 4.10.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not cat friendly
  • Not small dog friendly
  • Children over 10
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