About Us


Click the image above to check out our latest Adoption Video! Credits to: Catchlight Photoimaging – Kim Talbert


Our Story

Greyhound Rescue was set up to find homes for the many greyhounds surplus to requirements of the Racing Industry and launched this website in 2009. In that time we have found homes for more than 200 greyhounds which otherwise would not have had a life after finishing their racing career or failing to start one.

It is based on Sydney’s North Shore and is run by Peter and Janet, a retired couple, who have worked in dog rescue for many years and devoted their attention to Greyhounds in particular for the past five years. More recently a number of volunteers have joined us and have added hard work and imagination to help the greyhounds.

Peter and Janet raised a family of three sons and now have seven grandchildren and although retired, have found that Greyhound Rescue is a full time job!

Greyhound Rescue currently has about 50 greyhounds in its care, some at home, some with foster carers and some in kennels. Racing greyhounds have generally lived their lives in kennels and it is important that they spend some time in a home to learn to adjust to everyday happenings and sounds, like TV sets, vacuums, washing machines, small dogs, children, etc.

Greyhounds by nature are very gentle and affectionate. They don’t need a lot of exercise, don’t lose much hair, don’t have that ‘doggy smell’, rarely bark and make excellent family pets. If you need reassurance about this go to our website http://www.greyhoundrescue.com.au and in the ’Success Stories’ section you will see some beautiful photographs of greyhounds with children, on beaches, on holidays and having a great time with families in general.


Charity Status

Greyhound Rescue is a not for profit organisation with full charity status. Our ABN is 89 282 387 425 and our CFN is CFN/21338.

We have DGR status meaning that any donation of $2 or more can receive a tax deductible receipt.

Because we do not receive any official funding, we rely solely on donations and fundraising to pay for the initial costs involved to desex, vaccinate, microchip, heartworm test the greyhounds and the long term costs to keep them in food and shelter until they find a home. We cannot continue our work without such funds – if you would like to learn more about how you can help, please hover the mouse over the ‘donate/fundraising’ button above or contact us here:

Email: info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Mail: Greyhound Rescue Inc, PO Box 477, Forestville, NSW 2087


Ethical Policy

Greyhound Rescue has a no kill policy and would not euthanaise a greyhound unless it was terminally ill or in great pain. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, colour or sex. We also believe that greyhounds should be part of the family and live and sleep indoors.

We are sure that anyone adopting from us would be sure to agree with us!


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for reading a little about us.

Peter and Janet 9.12.2011


Find out more from this short video on YouTube – Greyhound Rescue on YouTube

Running for their lives – Greyhound Rescue


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