The Ban Goes Through! A Message From Our Founders

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Peter and Janet would like to thank everyone for their continued support since the racing ban was announced on July 7th.  Thank you to all of you who have called and written to your own as well as many other State MP’s to support Premier Mike Baird’s brave decision and put an end to Greyhound Racing in NSW from July 1st 2017. We are amazed by the historic and momentous moment that took place in State Parliament in the early hours of 24th August 2016 and acknowledge and thank everyone’s commitment and contributions large or small wherever you are to get our beloved greyhounds to this day.
The work isn’t over yet. Once again we would like to assure everyone that our top priority is the hounds welfare and we will continue to work hard to find homes for the greyhounds that will no longer be wanted. We are already in contact with the task force that has been put in place to begin the enormous job that lies ahead to save and rehome the greyhounds and in the coming weeks and months there are many groups and people who are going to be very busy!
We would also like to remind everyone that although greyhound racing in NSW will end next year, our friends in other states are still working and speaking up to make it an end Australia wide. Keep writing, calling, and being the voice for greyhounds everywhere.
What can you do to help us now?
Adopt, foster, sponsor, or volunteer. Spread the word for us. Tell people about the work we do! We always are in need of donations whether it is funds to pay our many bills or items for our kennels. The hounds appreciate every little bit that comes our way.
Thank you to every single one of our volunteers past and present who have put in an incredible amount of work, and your commitment and dedication to the greyhounds in our care. Whether hands on at kennels, or the hive of activity behind the scenes, the enormous amount of time sacrificed has not gone unnoticed.  We also give a massive thank you to all of our sponsors and donors without whom we could not have done or continue to do the work we do. Let’s celebrate this amazing news!

 

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Events for 2016

 

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community – check here for events coming up through the year!

August

Sunday 21st Pet O Alexandria 10 am – 3pm 216 Wyndham St Alexandria  Meet the Hounds  Adoption Day. Please note the normal adoption process applies, dogs are unavailable to take home on the day but it is a fantastic opportunity to meet some hounds and ask the volunteers some questions!

Sunday 28th – Mosman Council’s Pets Day Out 10am -2pm the Village Green Mosman Square. This is a free event, lots of stalls, prizes to be won, and of course pooches are most welcome!

September

Saturday  3rd Chatswood Pet O Meet the Hounds  Adoption Day. Please note the normal adoption process applies, dogs are unavailable to take home on the day but it is a fantastic opportunity to meet some hounds and ask the volunteers some questions!

Sunday 4th -Leura First Sunday Markets – 9am -2pm Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura. Our Mountain Hounds volunteers are here every month with assorted goodies for hounds and humans. Always a hound to pat and dogs are welcome to this event.

Saturday 17th – Penrith Council Microchipping Day Jamison Park 9am -12pm Jamison Rd South Penrith. Come and meet some houndies and ask our volunteers any houndie questions! We will have some goodies to sell for both hound and human, and there will be other rescue stalls there so come and say hi.

Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th Orange Blossom Festival Castle Hill Showground. This two day extravaganza will bring The Hills community together for a weekend of family fun and exciting entertainment. We will be there with our hug a hound lounge, houndie and human goodies and our volunteers on hand to answer your questions! Click the link for more info on the Orange Blossom Festival.

October

2nd- Leura First Sunday Markets – 9am -2pm Leura Public School Great Western Hwy Leura. Our Mountain Hounds volunteers are here every month with assorted goodies for hounds and humans. Always a hound to pat and dogs are welcome to this event.

Sunday 9th – Blacktown Pet Festival 10am -2pm Blacktown Showground Richmond Rd Blacktown Join us  for an exciting day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions and animals galore!Animal rescue groups, veterinarians and animal care professionals will be on hand to answer pet related questions and provide information, and of course we will be there with our hounds for you to meet and greet.

30th OctoberCruelty Free Festival Australian Technology Park Exhibition Hall Alexandria. 10am-5pm. $5 entry, kids under 12 and dogs free. Cruelty Free Festival is THE event of the year for animal lovers. The festival is designed to encourage all animal lovers – from all walks of life – to celebrate and enjoy cruelty-free lifestyle options and learn what you can do to help animals.  CFF 2016 will showcase groups giving a voice to animals, alongside advocates and businesses creating inspiration and options for vegan and cruelty-free living! we will be there with our hounds so please pop by and say hello! Please make sure your dog is suited to the environment and don’t forget to clean up after your pooch as it is an indoor event.

November

Sunday 13th – Newtown Festival Camperdown Memorial Park Newtown. 9.30am -5.30pm. Come and join in Newtown’s biggest community event of the year! With so much to see and do don’t forget to pop by and say hi to our volunteers and perhaps pat a hound or two!

 

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Ember

Hello I’m Ember and I’m not only smoulderingly good looking but I’m ready to light up your life! I want to be the centre of your attention so I would prefer to be on my own without any other small fluffies but I looooooove people! I love a good back scratch and a massage and if you hit my sweet spot I wriggle with joy all over! I’m seeking my forever couch to find out what it means to be adored as a pet, if you think you have the perfect spot for me get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Child Friendly: Yes – best for over 5’s

 

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Elly-May

Hi y’all I’m Elly- May and I’m the cutest itty bitty critter with the cleverest ears y’ever did see. Now what I’d like to do is strike it rich with a family all my own. I ain’t askin’ much just a comfy settee, lots of pats, some toys, and a walk or two. I’m a fun lovin’ kinda gal (I love a good wrestle) but I’m real gentle and and just want to love everybody. I arrived a little on the skinny side but I’ve got a real good figure now – enough to make all the fellas swoon. I should really start a career as a pin up gal. Now if you think you have a spot for little ol’ me then you better hustle and get in touch with those volunteers! Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: September 2011
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs:Good with other dogs generally, small dogs TBC
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Henney

Hi I’m Henney! I’m a petite little girl light on her toes and heavy on the smooching. Yep, all you will want to do is love me I can assure you! I am great with kiddies and other doggies, playful, and would love a family who I can make feel are the most important people on God’s green earth. I like to be with people and enjoy company so I would be best in a family where I have other dogs or people to hang out with most of the time or I would be a bit sad and you wouldn’t want that would you? If you are interested in me or any other houndies waiting for a couch get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, whippet size, and some smaller dogs
  • Child Friendly:Yes
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Mikey

Hiya I’m Mikey and I arrived just after my namesake Mike Baird announced that greyhound racing was going to be banned in NSW! Just like Mike I had a little mishap so I haven’t been available to adopt until now but oh boy are you going to fall in love with me! Not only am I incredibly good looking, smart, and ever so cuddly I am one cool dude. I loooooove the ladies, I’m great with kiddies, and an all round nice guy. I’m looking for a career in investment loving (I give you back 1000% on your love) and I’ll leave politics to the experts. I just want to hang out with you on your lounge, have a good walk, and catch up on snoozing. If you are interested in me or any of my kennel mates get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:3.2.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Small dogs TBC medium dogs OK
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Peggy Sue

Hello I’m Peggy -Sue! I arrived to GR not in the best condition with two other houndies and had to spend a few days at the dogtors but I’m doing so much better now thanks to some emergency foster care. I’m getting fatter every day, my coat is getting sleeker and I love all the friends I’m making. My talents include: finding the comfiest spot in the house, making sure the bed doesn’t fly away, detecting any food about (trust me I’m very thorough) and poking my nose where it probably doesn’t belong. I am a GREYT detective! Although…if your breakfast goes missing I don’t think I would be able to pursue the case (I might incriminate myself). Did I mention I’m also an excellent snuggler and get along with other doggies really well? As long as you don’t have cats I’m sure we will get along just fine!

  • DOB: 9.11 (6 years old)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, whippet size ok and some smaller friendly dogs
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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JK

Hi I’m JK (or John or Johnathan) and I was named after the late John Kaye, a good friend and advocate for us houndies. I arrived to GR in not the best condition with two other ladies but after some TLC here at GR HQ I’m doing much better. Ever so handsome I’m slipping into my senior years ever so gracefully and prefer to hang out with the ladies. I am good with children, but would prefer a home without kitties or small fluffy dogs. I’m gentle and sweet, a real teddy bear and just like chilling out in the sunshine. Who can resist my handsome face? If you have a couch for me get in touch with the volunteers, info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 7 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: no
  • Other Dogs: Prefers females, no small fluffy dogs
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Queenie

Hi I’m Queenie and with a name as regal as mine I’m expecting some royal treatment around here! I’m looking for a palace to call my own; a servant or two to serve my meals and chaperone my walks, and don’t forget a pillow plumper for my lounge! Don’t forget a few designer coats and neckwear will be in order. I’m not demanding really, it’s just the basics in life a greyhound deserves after all. I am sociable with other dogs, and friendly small dogs are no problem but please no cats. If you think you can give me a home get your people to contact my people!

  • DOB: 11.1.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant:No
  • Other Dogs: Other dog friendly in general and friendly small dogs
  • Child Friendly: Yes

 

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Ricky

Hi I’m Ricky and just like that Ricky Martin I’m not only good looking but I’ve got all the right moves! Er, that is, if  you don’t mind me moving in on your couch. Don’t count on me for too much singing though, I’ll leave that to the professionals.  I’m a sociable chilled out dude looking for my forever soul mate. You can’t resist my “blue steel” modelling techniques and if there was a hound equivalent of Q magazine rest assured I’d be on the front cover. Cats cramp my style but medium and some smaller dogs I don’t mind as my admirers. Kiddies are totally ok I don’t mind them so what are you waiting for?

Ricky is:

  • DOB: 4 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Medium (whippet size) and some smaller dogs, generally other dog friendly
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Spike

Hi ya I’m Spike, and unlike my name I’m not spikey at all! I am a relaxed cool dude looking for my forever couch. I have a extra special quirk in that I love to “grin” when I say hello to people so although it looks  a bit scarey I promise you I’m the goofiest laid back lad around! Now wouldn’t you love a dog with that extra special talent?I’m great with kiddies, and I am fairly relaxed around smaller dogs so far. Really, I’m just a loveable lump of hound that I know you won’t be able to resist. Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 9.9.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: TBC
  • Small dog tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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