Click the image above to check out our latest Adoption Video! Credits to: Catchlight Photoimaging – Kim Talbert
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.
Greyhound Rescue has full charity status, it does not receive any official funding and relies solely on donations, which are tax deductible, 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.
Greyhound Rescue urgently needs foster carers so that we can get more greyhounds out of the kennels to teach them about life in a home. We cannot continue our work without funds, so we urgently need more help to fundraise. We would love caps, T shirts, banners and car stickers to advertise Greyhound Rescue. We desperately need a hydrobath to wash the greyhounds and groom them in preparation for their new homes, food, collars, leads, muzzles, winter coats, flea and worm treatment, a vehicle to transport the greyhounds, help with our insurance payments, the list goes on and on.
If anyone can help with any of these things we would be grateful to hear from you:
Phone: 0412 562 104 or 02 9453 0602
Mail: Greyhound Rescue Inc, PO Box 477, Forestville, NSW 2087
Peter and Janet 9.12.2011
Findout more from this short video on YouTube – Greyhound Rescue on YouTube