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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 800 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 nine 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 eight grandchildren and although retired, have found that Greyhound Rescue is a full time job!
Greyhound Rescue currently has about 70 greyhounds in its care, some at home, some with foster carers and some in kennels. There are always more coming in or waiting to come in that need to find a loving home. 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.
Our Policy Against Greyhound Racing
Peter and Janet, on behalf of our volunteers, would like to make it very clear that it is the policy of Greyhound Rescue that we are AGAINST GREYHOUND RACING.
During the time that we have homed several hundred greyhounds we have received greyhounds with injuries or in poor condition. We have also received greyhounds in good condition but at the end of the day the owners did not want them, thus adding to our problems. We also know that thousands of these beautiful greyhounds are euthanaised each year to keep the Industry going. In view of this we are against Greyhound Racing and look forward to the day when it no longer exists.
Having said this, Greyhound Rescue was formed in the beginning to take unwanted greyhounds from the Industry, often through shelters, and find them homes, so all of the time and effort of ourselves and our volunteers is spent in this pursuit. We are not activists, neither do we have time to be activists but we will always support those who choose that to be their role. One group cannot do everything and it has to be a concerted and combined effort by all groups to end Greyhound Racing.
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:
Mail: Greyhound Rescue Inc, PO Box 477, Forestville, NSW 2087
Greyhound Rescue has a no kill policy and would not euthanise 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