PREPARE YOUR COUCHES! Greyhound Rescue has declared April as ‘Adopt a greyhound Month’. We need everyone’s help to home as many of our wonderful dogs as possible.
Greyhounds make great pets and with more dogs than ever needing homes, Adopt a Greyhound Month is the perfect time to consider adopting your next best friend.
With hot debate last year about the industry and ongoing abuse revelations, the number of greyhounds in need of homes is growing by the thousands, making April’s Adopt-a-Greyhound Month more important than ever, says Greyhound Rescue (GR).
“Our books are full. We now have over 50 dogs. There’s now an even greater need to place ex-racers in loving homes than before,” said Peter Flann, GR co-founder.
“Adopt-a-Greyhound Month is the perfect time to welcome an ex-athlete into your dog-loving family. Greyhounds don’t need huge expanses of living area. A suburban backyard is fine and they can live in units with daily exercise. They are dogs which must sleep inside.”
“These wonderful dogs are being cared for in our kennels. They need permanent homes or fostering in temporary homes. We’re spreading the message of greyhound adoption awareness to ensure that 100 percent of these greyhounds find their new family.”
People who are interested in adopting or fostering should complete an application form. GR’s greyhounds are de-sexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested – all for only $200 each.
Sue Bradshaw, GR Secretary, said some hounds are cat and small dog friendly, while all greyhounds are low maintenance and unlike many large breeds, have no hip problems.
“Greyhounds make great pets for all ages. They are gentle 70-km per hour couch potatoes. They need only a 20 minute walk each day, unlike most other dogs, but will enjoy more. They have no doggie smell, shed little hair and seldom bark, being calm in nature,” she said.
Greyhound Rescue, a registered charity, relies solely on donations, which are tax deductible.
“We have a no kill policy. Volunteers and donations are gladly welcomed. Please go to our website – www.greyhoundrescue.com.au – to get involved. If you can’t adopt, volunteer or foster, you can buy a virtual dog food, sponsor a hound, or buy GR merchandise,” said Sue.
‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’ was started by the US-based Greyhound Project Inc. In Australia, there is also a national body .