Anna – ‘Pet of the Week’

 

Anna is currently in a foster home, learning the ropes to live happily in her forever home. Her foster mum thinks she would be great with another young dog and a place to run around and play!

Anna is a smaller girl who is full of happy beans. She would love to be in a home where she will get plenty of exercise and obedience training would not go astray. She loves cuddles and attention, just like all greyhounds! She’s very friendly and happy.

We would love to hear from you if you think you can foster or if you would like a new addition (or 2!!) to your family.

Anna is:

  • 3 years old (dob Feb 2010)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
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TRIVIA NIGHT!!!

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Hi everyone,

A reminder that our next trivia night is just around the corner!

The details are:

Trivia hosted by Portia Turbo

Saturday, April 12

7pm

Tehnology Park Hotel

1 Wyndam Street,

Please contact peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

to reserve your seat or table.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Greyhound Rescue’s “A Walk in the Park” 2014

When:

Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:00am until 3:00pm

Where:

The Grand Drive, Centennial Park (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/visitor_info/parklands_maps)

‘Ash Paddock’,  D6 on the  map (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/8402/map_spread_only_2.pdf)

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What:

Greyhound Rescue is hosting a walk to increase awareness of the charity and greyhounds as pets. It will also be a GREYT social event for all interested in greyhounds.

Before the walk:

SAVE THE DATE! Please gather at Ash Paddock to drop off picnic, bags, have a coffee etc

During the walk:

Humans and dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome. We are allowed 4 leashed dogs per person on The Grand Drive and unfortunately greyhounds must be muzzled as this is not an official event. Greenhounds are the exception.

After the walk:

You are all invited to have a picnic social. Some refreshments and snacks will be provided but we would love if you were able to bring a dish to share.

For those that are unable to physically walk The Grand Drive but still want to take part at the event, feel free to come along and sit at the picnic area to support the others.

Volunteers are also welcome!

 

Latest Information:

Facebook page event coming soon!

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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 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.

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 joeturton@outlook.com.

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Thank you! Nutrience

Greyhound Rescue is pleased to announce our new sponsored, Nutrience Super Premium food.  They have already kindly donated food to the kennels and have kindly offered to give each new adoptee a Nutrience carry bag with a trial pack of Nutrience, Nutrience brochure, $10 off voucher and outlet list (where they can buy Nutrience).

Our kennelled greyhounds are proudly fed by Nutrience Super Premium.

Our kennelled greyhounds are proudly fed by Nutrience Super Premium.

Thank you Nutrience!

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Katharine

Katharine has been living in a home and is  well acquainted with being a pet. She cannot stay where she is as she is unfortunately not cat friendly. She is people and dog friendly though!  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.

If you think you might have the perfect home and lap for Katharine please contact us!

  • 4 years old (dob 1.2.10)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly

 

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Sox

Sox arrived to us with her brother Boofa from the Hunter Valley. She is sister also to Trixie and Belle.

A gentle black beauty, Sox is quieter than her brother Boofa. With those long greyhound legs and gorgeous ears we think she  fancies herself a bit of a supermodel posing for the camera! When we become better acquainted with this lovely lady we will update more on her profile!

Sox is:

  • 3 years old (dob 13.2.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not yet cat tested

 

 

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Boofa

Another handsome black boy, Boofa arrived to us with his sister Sox from the Hunter Valley. He is a brother also to Trixie and Belle.

Boofa is quite excited at the moment having just come to us and is quite strong on the lead. He is curious, and quite playful – like most greyhounds, he loves a good zoomie around the yard. He is only just three years old, so has just come out of the puppy phase.With a bit of patience and persistence from our volunteers (or his forever home!) he will settle down in no time.

Boofa is:

  • 3 years old (dob 13.2.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not yet cat tested

 

 

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Woolf

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Woolf came to us from Wollondilly Pound.  He behaved very well for his transporters who have described him as a very nice boy. We don’t know much more about him yet as we have just met him, but when we do we will be sure to update his profile!

Woolf is:

  • 2 years old (6.3.12)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not yet cat tested
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Jaime

Jamie is proudly sponsored by Kendall Bridges!!

Jaime is a gorgeous black sooky boy who loves attention. If you pass him by without saying hello he will soon let you know! He never says no to a walk providing it’s not too wet (otherwise he’ll just stay in bed thank you very much!) He loves some quality one on one time, a tickle under the chin, a scratch behind the ears and a good cuddle. We don’t imagine he would find the job of snuggling on the couch with you too much of a bother!

Please email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au if you are interested in adopting a greyhound and saving a life!

Jaime is:

  • years old (TBC )
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
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Princess (cat friendly)

 

Princess an arrival from West Wyalong Pound. She gorgeous blue brindle with a delightful nature.

Princess has gone to Jacky as a foster and Jacky writes the following:

“Princess is patient, gentle, loves cuddles and people. She has met my little dogs. All were a little wary, but have accepted each other very well.

Although Princess would love to play with the little dogs, she doesn’t quite know her own size and strength. I think she is better suited to a medium/big dog as a companion. Or, of course with you if you are at home to keep her company.

She is good on the lead and knows the word wait. She trys to do everything you right. She is absolutely wonderful company.

She loves her bed and loves her burn around. And of course loves her food.

She has sighted kangaroos, and rabbits, both hopping. Although she would have liked to chase them, she settled quickly when her attention was diverted. The horses are more interested in her, than she is of them.

She is beautiful! We all love her!”

Jennifer one of our volunteers who helps us with the photos says the following about her:

“She’s extremely sweet natured, very food foccussed and just loves any attention shown to her.  She sits on her bottom, just like a staffy, and looks quite odd, but very cute !  A lovely natured and affectionate girl, with a soft, silky coat – she’s a beautiful example of the breed.”

Princess is listed as cat friendly but suits an older or quieter indoor cat only. She is playful and gets excited when cats run around!

We would love to hear from you if you think you can give Princess a foster or forever home. Just look at her, how can you not ;-)

Princess is:

  • 3 years old (dob June 2010)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located Sydney
  • older or quieter cat friendly
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Junior

Junior is being sponsored by Clyde, Deb & Jack (a foster is still required)

Junior’s owner did not want him and he was lucky that a friend saved his life. He is a big boy with a magnificent black coat and a big personality to match!He is so much fun to play with and  just loves to show everyone his bed and toys. Life is just a joy to him – especially when he is getting cuddles and checking out his new playmates.

Please email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au if you are interested in adopting a greyhound and saving a life!

Junior is:

  • 3 years old (dob 1.7.10)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not yet cat tested
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Bailey (cat and chicken friendly)

Bailey is still a pup at approximately 8 months of age.

“Hi I’m Bailey and I’m a handsome black boy looking for my forever family to give me lots of love and company. I give terrific kisses and if cuddling and roaching were Olympic sports I would get gold medals. I’m ever so happy and I like making friends with everybody.

I have lots of foster brothers and sisters so I’m very well socialised. Some are greyhounds, some of them are these funny dogs that go cluck and quack ( I can’t figure them out at all), and some are small dogs my foster parents call cats – they don’t always like me saying hello for too long and bop me away. But that’s ok, I don’t hold it against them. I heard some greyhounds like to chase them but I don’t. I just find someone else to say hello to.

My favourite thing to do is to snuggle up on the couch with you while you watch your favourite TV show or movie (don’t worry if there isn’t much room, I’m really good at making room for myself). I can’t watch it with you because I was born nearly blind, but I’m a great listener! When my foster dad gets home I’m the first one up when I hear his van growl up the driveway. So don’t let my handicap bother you – it doesn’t bother me.

I’m only 9 months old so I’m still learning and very playful. I love wrestling and playing tug of war but I can’t play catch. I’ve learned to run around the yard with my other foster greyhound brother and sisters by listening where they are, and I have a really good memory so if you don’t move things around too much I can get around on my own without running into stuff. I’ve figured out how to get up and down off the couch all by myself too. I couldn’t at first you know, I could get up but then I couldn’t see how to get down and I would cry out for my foster mum to tell her I was marooned and she would laugh and give me a pat telling me I was special.

I don’t like being by myself, I get so lonely when I don’t know where everyone is. Sometimes my pesky foster sister Niamh hides from me on purpose for a joke. I don’t think it’s funny and I cry until some doggy comes back to find me. Because I can’t really see I would really like a family that has a doggy brother or sister for me to hang out with and I can follow around. They would be super helpful to me when we are out walking in places I don’t know. I really like going for walks but make sure you let me have lots of good sniffs because that’s the way I can enjoy the scenery!

If you think you might be able to give me a forever home I will love you forever and ever!”

 

Who said almost- blind dogs can't do zoomies? He might not be able to quite keep up with the girls, or or be quite as co- ordinated - but watching Bailley's ears work to and fro while he works out where they're running off to so he can join in is just beautiful!

Who said almost blind dogs can’t do zoomies? He might not be able to quite keep up with the girls, or be quite as co- ordinated – but watching Bailey’s ears work to and fro while he works out where they’re running off to so he can join in is just beautiful!

  • Age: Approximately 8 months
  • Male
  • Cat (and everything) friendly
  • Special information – he is partially sighted
  • Comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $300

Please contact peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Josh

Josh is being sponsored by Dee Gibbon

Josh arrived with Oscar, Polly and Zorro. Josh is a lovely boy who would benefit from a little obedience training. He is a smiley chap who just wants to please so will be easy to train. He settled instantly for the camera, after praising him when he wasn’t too bouncy. He is very affectionate and enjoyed all the cuddles and attention we gave him.

Josh would benefit from a fairly active home, he likes his little zoomies but like all greys he konks out after 15 minutes! He is not cat friendly but was fine when he was put into the runs next to a few bouncy jack russells. Josh would love to bust out of kennels and into a home with a comfy couch! We would love to hear from you if you think you can foster or if you would like a new addition (or 2!!) to your family.

Josh is:

  • 5 years old (dob 25.12.07)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
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Tommy

“I am being sponsored by Ross! Thank you! Please visit Sponsor a Hound if you wish to sponsor another of my kennel mates :)”

Tommy is being fostered with another greyhound.

Tommy arrived with Tammy from Tamworth Pound. He travelled very well with her and walks nicely on the lead. He is a younger boy at about 2 years old but still gentle and laid back.

Tommy is:

  • 2 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located Sydney
  • adoption costs $300
  • not cat friendly
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