Blue Mountains Gazette – Chance to foster a greyhound at Springwood Foundation Day

Blue Mountains Gazette, a Fairfax publication, has a monthly readership of 62K and covered GR’s visit to Springwood Foundation Day

Residents interested in adopting or fostering a rescue greyhound will be able to experience ‘hound love’ firsthand at Springwood Foundation Day on Saturday, April 28.

Janet Flann, Greyhound Rescue (GR) founder, said rescue greyhounds will be at the event from 9am-5pm, to celebrate ‘April is Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’.

“Given it’s Adopt-a-Greyhound Month, we’ll be at Foundation Day with some hounds which are waiting for their forever home. We invite locals to come and find out how lovely, placid and sweet-natured greyhounds are,” said Ms Flann.

GR is offering a discount of $250 for greyhound during April, instead of the usual cost of $350.

“Our greyhounds are de-sexed, vaccinated, as well as heartworm tested and treated. The adoption fee goes towards all these costs,” she said.

“We are very fussy about where our greyhounds go. They have to sleep indoors because of their thin coat and be part of the family.”

Peter Flann, GR co-founder, said an Australian children’s book about greyhound Pointy Pembleton will be on sale at the GR booth.

“This fantastic picture book was written and illustrated by two of our volunteers. Funds from sales of the book will help support our rescue hounds,” he said.

People who are interested in adopting or fostering a rescue greyhound should complete an application form available on GR’s website – www.greyhoundrescue.com.au.

Mr Flann 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. We have many wonderful greyhounds being cared for in our kennels. They need permanent homes or fostering in temporary homes,” he said.

“They need only a 20 minute walk each day, unlike most other dogs. They have no doggie smell, shed little hair and seldom bark, being quiet and calm in nature.”

Greyhound Rescue, a registered charity, relies solely on donations, which are tax-deductible.

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