Billy – ‘Pet of the Week’

Billy is kindly sponsored by Rogan & Katrina.

“Hi my name is Billy and I am patiently waiting for my forever home. I am a good natured boy and fancy myself a bit of a cassanova. I’m the sort of guy you want to take to the movies and sit in the back row so we can cuddle and smooch…ok , so you can’t actually take me to the movies, but I can do the same thing at your place. Got a sofa? That’ll do! When I’m not busily cuddling I love to play and I love to show off my zooming capabilities when I’m in one of the runs. I walk pretty well on the lead  (you can take the lead ladies I don’t mind) and I’m good for a nap aftet one of them. I’m very good with kiddies, they are my kind of people – they throw toys for me, don’t mind rolling in the grass, and  getting a bit dirty. There are these things called cats which I get a bit too excited about so the humans reckon I am better off without them. But I heard there are plenty of people that think they are better off not having them in the house either. Are you one of those? You are! Well get in touch with the volunteers at GR and come and meet me, I’m waiting!   info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 3 years old DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
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Photo Submissions for the 2016 Calendar

Call for Photo Submissions for the Greyhound Rescue Australia 2016 Calendar!  Submissions required by 30th June 2015

We would like to get your feedback and photo contributions to produce next years Greyhound Rescue calendar.

We have produced a Greyhound Rescue calendar for the last four years and we would really like to know what you think of what we have done to date.  Please tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any suggestions or ideas you might have.  Should we change it or do you want more of the same?  Please email your feedback to greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com

If you would like to submit any photos we would welcome your contribution.  You can email your photos to greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com – please ensure you follow the guidelines below.

Please remember when emailing to ensure your email client does not try to reduce the size of the image.  Many email clients will automatically attempt to do this to reduce the size of the email.  When this happens images are not of sufficient quality to print A4.  To get around this you may be able to either the attach as file or select to keep the original image size.

Guidelines:

  • Image Quality – Digital photos only.  The image size and quality needs to be high so when blown up are clear and crisp.  (Please forward pictures at the highest resolution possible.)
  • Image Format – Any format, jpg, raw, tiff.
  • Image Naming – Please Name the photos in the following format, OwnersName_DogsName_x.jpg
  • Images – Maximum of 5.
  • Closing Date – Monday 30th June 2015.
  • Email Client – Original image size.
  • Email Only To – greyhound.rescue.calendar@gmail.com

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Fred

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

“Fred is a jewel it will be very hard for us to see him go away when he is adopted. We have a special bond. He is a mysterious soul and he has unpredictable moments… It makes him even more special to me. He can be puppy one minute, then a respected gentleman, and then an over protective friend.

He loves being close to you and enjoys being pet as much as he is also independent.

Paradox Fred a bit more complex than most dogs I have known. He is my shadow and comes with me at the gallery enjoying the visitors but waiting for them to come to him rather that welcoming them. Art fits with him because he is unique like what we have at the gallery.

I am so glad he came into our life.”

Fred is kid friendly, great with other dogs and is excellent on the lead. It is hard to believe this boy so full of life is a senior!

Fred is:

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

“My name is Rocky and I am only two years old! I am lucky enough to be in foster care with Papa Peter and Mama Janet. I get along with other dogs and fitted into my foster home with all the other doggies very easily. I love to play with my foster sister Susie who is a staffy X, and I walk very easily on the lead. I adore cuddles and I am told I am very beautiful! (PS I think that this is a big understatement – just look at my face, I’m supermodel material. Do you think Drizabone would sign me up?) I would love to find my forever home – as much as I love being here there are lots more doggies that need help and Peter and Janet’s house is always full! If you would like to meet me please get in touch info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

  • DOB: 17.3.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not cat tolerant
  • Small dogs: Potentially smaller dog tolerant
  • Children: TBC
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Buddie and Wendy

Buddie is kindly sponsored by Teresa & Wendy is kindly sponsored by Fiona.

 

“Our names are Buddie and Wendy and we love each other and have been together so long we could not bear to be apart. We have been through quite a lot together. Our elderly owner passed away and we were left at the pound, cold and alone. We were very frightened and confused. Lucky for us Greyhound Rescue doesn’t mind if houndies are old and they came swiftly in the Rescue Van to save us -we were so happy to be out of there! We may not be  as lively as younger houndies but we can move quick when we want to!

We still play and have  a little zoomie but you have to understand that just like older people greyhounds get tired more easily when they are old too. Our hearts are willing our bodies just aren’t as much. We can give just as much love though-  or perhaps even more!

Kennels are no place for us now that winter is here, and although all the volunteers give us lots of love and we are housed in the warmest kennels available and given warm coats it isn’t the same as being curled up on a soft bed near a heater or draped gently across a loving lap. We would dearly love a human or two to snuggle into.

We don’t really like cats, and we need a home without stairs as our joints aren’t as able as they used to be. We would really like a quiet place to be comfortable, safe, and loved. As we are Sanctuary Hounds all our vet care will be covered by GR – and we will come with our own beds and coats. We just haven’t found that kind person who can see past our age and into our souls. If you think you are that special someone for us either as a foster parents or forever parents we will love you forever. Please contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au and let them know!”

  • Age: Wendy 13 Buddy 12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350 for each
  • Cats:  Not cat tolerant
  • Small dogs: Best suited to a home without other small lively pets
  • Children: Best in a quieter home with older children/teenagers

 

 

 

 

 

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Cricket

 

Cricket is sponsored by Nina & Luke!

“My name is Cricket and if you’re a cricket fan, have you ever thought about having your own greyhound named Cricket? If ever there was a dog to match your summer I am the one! I love playing games in the (cricket) runs, and having a splash in the pool to cool off afterwards. I am very good natured and affectionate, I might not be able to bat  or bowl, but if you do it for me I’m sure I will win you the fastest runs as I gleefully bound down the grassy pitch. (Editor’s Note: Whether or not he runs between your particular game’s stumps or keeps going to someone else’s remains to be seen… perhaps just keep him as a fielder) For a serious game I will be happy to accept the post as the twelfth man on the sidelines ensuring the couch doesn’t fly away, and sampling afternoon tea. This is a very important and underrated job! I don’t really like cats,but if felines aren’t your ball game either you may have found your perfect match! I would be best suited to a home without any other dogs – I like being the centre of attention just like other sports celebrities. Did I mention I’ve been to a few stalls with the volunteers? Everybody loves me – I just wish one of you would take me home!”

If Cricket sounds like the greyhound for you please get in touch info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 8.11.10
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Other Dogs/Small dogs: Suited to a home without other dogs
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Katharine

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

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

 

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Derrick

Derrick is sponsored by Amanda!

 

Derrick has been waiting quite a while now for a forever home and we can’t quite work out why he this charming blue and white boy hasn’t been homed yet!

“I’m Derrick and I have already been waiting in kennels since before Christmas for a forever home. Is it because I just get too happy whenever I have a visitor? ‘Cos I quietly walk on the lead when we get started I just want to make everyone who sees me feel like they are the most important person in the world – better even than a tin of sardines for breakfast! I like my own space but if the right girl came along I think I could manage it – I like to consider myself a bit of a dude and if there was a man cave I could hang out in somewhere (hopefully with a lounge) I would be the happiest dog alive. It’s not my fault I’m bigger than some of the other houndies – I’m just tall for my size okay?! I can curl up small if I need to, and anyway, as the humans say big is beautiful!”  If Derrick looks like the kind of boy that you would like to get to know while lounging on a couch get in touch to foster or adopt : info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • Approx 7 DOB TBC
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
  • not dog friendly
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Christopher (non -Greyhound)

“Hi I’m Christopher and you may have noticed that I don’t look like other greyhounds. You see, what happened was, I was at the pound with no other options (very sad I know) and I heard them say there was a limo heading out to Greyhound Rescue, where I heard they find the best homes. So I told them I was a greyhound and I needed a ride there and I got a ride!So here I am looking for a family to call my own! OK, so it might not have been a limo, and I might not be a greyhound, but I’m very adorable just the same, even if I have a scruffy face and I don’t always tell the whole truth.

I would like a family who can keep me entertained, take me for walks, and love me for who I am. I’m still learning some manners on the lead, but I promise if you give me a bit of time I know I will blossom into the bestest friend you ever had! If you are interested in meeting me or any of the other dogs waiting at GR get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Christopher is:

  • DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Children: Not Yet Tested
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Coco

Coco is kindly sponsored by Nicole & Fiona.

 

“Enchante I am Coco and I am as sleek and elegant as my namesake! I’m looking for a home that will look past the fact I am “just another” black greyhound and love me for who I am. I don’t know why black dogs aren’t as popular – don’t people know that black goes with everything?! And in any case, your personality is your most vital accessory, and I have a wonderful happy personality if I do say so myself. I’m looking for a family that will indulge me with a warm jacket for the winter (it doesn’t have to be the latest designs as long as it is warm!) a comfy bed and a couch to stretch out my elegant limbs. Greyhounds are the supermodels of the canine world you know – would you like one at your house? You would! Then get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Coco is

  • DOB
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Children: Not Yet Tested
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Chanel

Chanel is kindly sponsored by Jillian.

 

“Hello mon petit chou I’m Chanel and I’m looking for my forever home! It doesn’t have to be the most fashionable home around, any warm place with a comfy couch will do, I’m not that fussy. I am an excellent kisser (European style a kiss on each cheek darlings) and I know how to have fun – I’m not afraid of getting my paws muddy in the name of adventure and I’m sure I look stylish while I’m doing it. I was told that at least I had four matching muddy socks, I guess some people don’t know the lengths we go to in the name of experimenting for fashion! If you think you have room in your heart and home for a hound get in touch with my agent…I mean the volunteers. We can talk about agents later! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Chanel is

 

  • DOB 5.12.13
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Not Yet Tested
  • Children: Not Yet Tested
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