Katharine – ‘Pet of the Week’

Katharine is currently in foster with Corinne and doggy foster brother Bond.

Katharine has been living in a home and is well acquainted with being a pet. She could not stay where she is as she is unfortunately not cat friendly. She is people and dog friendly though, and is great with kids!  She is a low maintenance very sweet natured girl, who adores cuddles and is lovely to walk.  She is playful and loves squeaky toys and playing fetch.  Her favourite place to sleep is on the lounge on your lap and is often found belly up and very comfy.  We have it on good authority she fancies herself as a taste tester as she is an excellent counter surfer! This won’t be a problem if no food is left out for inquisitive snouts.   She is a happy girl who needs a loving home.

Her foster family writes “What a friendly, cuddly and playful girl.  She is very eager to say hello to all the neighbourhood dogs and children and gets very excited to go for her morning and afternoon walks.  She loves to play fetch, and gets really excited about outrunning Bond, even if he’s almost a third bigger than her.  When on a walk, her favourite thing to do is look as far as she can and see if she can spot a bunny. When satisfied that all the bunnies are gone, she’s happy to turn around and head back home for breakfast or dinner.  If you don’t mind a couch surfing dog, she’ll warm up a spot but is also very respectful and will learn quickly where she should not lie down.  She’s an early riser and up with daylight so best you be the kind of person who likes a morning walk.”

If you think you might have the perfect home and lap for Katharine please contact us! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 4 years old (dob 1.2.10)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly

 

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Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st

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Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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WE NEED A NEW HOME

 

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Greyhound Rescue is running the City to Surf!

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Greyhound Rescue has a team of racers running (or walking) the Sydney City to Surf August 10 2014 called ‘The Greyhound Rescue Racers’!

To support our team members:

- Kirsty
- Shelley
- Corrina
- Jennifer
- Rachel
- Chloe
- Ed
- Fiona
- Kate
- Pinel
- Tricia &
- Tricia

…we would love to help promote them and their efforts to raise money for our greyhounds.

Please visit their team page here: https://city2surf2014.everydayhero.com/au/the-greyhound-rescue-racers/members and click ‘give now’ to donate to one or more of our team members.

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 6

Welcome to your sixth issue, catch-up on the latest news from Greyhound Rescue and find out how the ‘Gone are the Dogs’ rally in Sydney went.  Read about Delta Therapy dogs and we cover some behavioural topics including Abbey’s Journal and an article by our behaviour and training consultant Bobby McLachlan.

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The Greys Matter – Issue 6

 
 

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition. Please keep your articles and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Monthly Market Stall at the North Sydney Markets

Nora and Ed run the market stall the second Saturday of every month between 9AM to 3PM raising awareness and funds for Greyhound Rescue. We will always have  greyhounds there for cuddles, some up for adoption and some just visiting with their owners. For sale are the GR calendars, greyhound orientated jewellery plus other hand crafted jewellery, hand made cards, general bric-a-brac donated to us. Come along to buy new items, vintage items and for your greyhound cuddles!

Visit: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Recreation_Facilities/Markets/North_Sydney_Market for more details.

Market dates are:

- March 8th
- April 12th
- May 10th
- June 14th
- July 12th
- August 9th

If you wish to donate items for us to sell please contact Nora 0404793707 or nora@dieppedesign.com

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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 5

Welcome to this issue of ‘The Greys Matter’.  We have lots of news and plenty of interesting letters and articles.  You can hear about big Bob and Millie’s new home.  You can also check out how the greys in Canberra have been meeting up.  And have you considered that veganism for your hounds really is a viable alternative, the benefits and why.

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A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition.  Please keep your letters and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Matisse

Thanks Danielle for sponsoring Matisse.

Matisse here is so named as with her unusual chimera colouring we think she is a work of art! At just 18 months old Matisse is just out of puppyhood, playful, and fun. A lovely temperament she is as lovely on the inside as the outside. She She flunked at racing but we think she gets an A+ just being herself.  If you are an artist looking for your perfect subject then Matisse might be the one for you! If you are interested in bringing this lovely girl into your home to be cherished not just for her looks but her lovely self please get in touch with us! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Matisse is:

  • 18 months old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • cat friendly
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Daisy

 

Daisy and her sister Ally were two pups found dumped in the bush. Thanks to some kind hearted 4WD enthusiasts they were saved and handed over to us. They arrived as little bags of skin and bone, but thanks to their amazing emergency foster mum Kerrie and her own animal crew Daisy has filled out, and is now a very healthy and well socialised pup. She can sit and stay and gets along with a variety of dogs big and small.  She is more than ready for a home of her own!

Daisy is

  • approx 17 weeks
  • microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated (desexing due at 6 months)
  • adoption cost $450
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat tested
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Ally

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Ally and her sister Daisy were two pups found dumped in the bush. Thanks to some kind hearted 4WD enthusiasts they were saved and handed over to us. They arrived as little bags of skin and bone, but thanks to their amazing emergency foster mum Kerrie and her own animal crew All has filled out, and is now a very healthy and well socialised pup. She can sit and stay and gets along with a variety of dogs big and small.  She is more than ready for a home of her own!

Daisy is

  • approx 17 weeks
  • microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated (desexing due at 6 months)
  • adoption cost $450
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat tested
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Zeus

Thanks Laura for sponsoring the beautiful Zeus.

 

Zeus is a stunning black boy that came to us from Wyong Pound. With a gleam in his eye and a winning smile we are sure he makes all the lady greys swoon! We guess he can’t help it with a name like Zeus… He is quite friendly and eager to get out and about, and is small for a boy. He hasn’t been kid  tested yet but would most likely be best with kids over 7 as he is still quite young and energetic.

Zeus is currently in our overflow kennels as we are full.

If you would like to help bust out Zeus or any of our other hounds patiently waiting either to foster or adopt we would love to hear from you.

Zeus is:

  • 3 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
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Ruby

Macha is the proud sponsor of Ruby.

 

Ruby is a beautiful girl that arrived with her friend Emerald. Both girls are black beauties that have never been apart and it would be lovely if we could try and place them together. Ruby and Emerald would be best in a home with kiddies over 7 so as not get bowled over by their happy go lucky attitude!

Ruby is the quieter of the two, a happy girl she is quite good on the lead and true to the greyhound temperament loves to lie back and be cuddled and stroked. She adores being with Emerald and you can see they are firm friends, as Ruby lights up the moment she gets out with her. Typical twinnies they mimic each other and get as close as possible. Ruby is not cat friendly, and is not good with small dogs.

If you would like to foster or adopt Ruby – especially if you have room for this stunning pair together – we would love to hear from you. Please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Ruby is:

  • 5 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly

 

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Emerald

Emerald is proudly sponsored by Christine!

Emerald is the clown of the black beauty pair that came in together. She has never been apart from her friend Ruby and it is clear they are firm friends. Typical twinnies they mimic each other and get as close as possible! When they are taken out together she jumps for joy when she sees Ruby and does barrel rolls on the grass! It would be lovely if we could home them together if possible. Emerald would be best in a home with children over 7 as she has such a happy go lucky attitude.

Emerald had the misfortune of having part of her tail amputated due to an injury but don’t let that deter you. She is a beautiful shiny jewel just like her name and her personality is the shiniest bit! She loves cuddles, belly rubs, and rolling in the grass. She is good with other dogs (obviously Ruby is her favourite) and loves people to bits. Emerald is not cat friendly and is also not good with small dogs.

If you would like to foster or adopt this jewel (or maybe a set of jewels!) we would love to hear from you. Please contact us directly rather than in the comments so we can answer you as quickly as possible: info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 5 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly

 

 

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Penelope

Penelope is proudly sponsored by Jordan.
With a sweet, loving nature, Penelope will win you over every time; you can’t help but fall for her charms.  Not only is she an attractive young dog, she’s also lots of fun, loves to play.  A game of chase is never refused and she will be happy to partake in activities with her new family as she’s full of life and enjoys every moment.  She’s very close to being the perfect dog.  With her exceptionally appealing and loving nature, she thrives on affection.  Happy to sit with you for hours if she may, and be given cuddles, relaxing by your side and snuggling but also just as happy to be going for a walk and enjoying outdoor activities.
An intelligent girl, Penelope is very food motivated, so treats work wonders and any further training should be relatively simple.  She’s happy to listen and aims to please; an easy going and beautiful natured girl. for further information on this girl please contact us via email info@greyhoundrescue.com.au
Penelope is:
  • Age TBC
  • Microchipped, vaccinated, and desexed
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost: $350
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Willow (cat friendly)

Willow is happily sponsored by Liz! She has gone into foster in the Blue Mountains with Kate and Murray.

Willow by name and willowy by physique! She has come from the same location as Blaze. This sweet girl is good with dogs, but is shy and timid with humans.  She can be a bit anxious, but if you stay quiet and let her come to you to investigate she will warm to you with a little persistence and patience. Her outlook on people is improving with her foster family, and she is getting on beautifully with three dogs, four cats,and chickens. She adores smaller dogs and is fine with kids. Her confidence will continue to improve walking and spending time with more confident playmates that will still give her a bit of space. She loves soft toys  to snuggle up to when a human isn’t available, good walks, and the occasional zoomie. She can be a little bit cheeky and likes to hoard her foster mum’s socks! Willow would most likely suit a quieter household with a confident dog companion where her family is home a fair bit and willing to give her time to build up her confidence.  If you think she might make the perfect addition to your couch please contact us! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 3 years old (DOB 29.3.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • cat friendly
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Emmy (on trial)

Poor little Emmy’s world was recently turned upside-down when her elderly
owner and constant companion was taken to a nursing home. Emmy found herself
back at the rescue kennels after many years as a much-loved family pet and
her little heart was completely broken.  Thankfully one of our Canberra
fosters, ‘Grandma Jan’ took pity on Emmy and decided to foster her, just to
get her out of the kennel. 

Emmy has perked up considerably since being in a home (see the picture of
her roaching!) and she is now waiting patiently for the next chapter of her
life.  This beautiful girl is toilet trained, sleeps quietly through the
night and is generally a very low-maintenance girl. She is extremely
affectionate and wants for nothing more than to be cuddled and stroked. She
has a wonderful affinity with children and has been following Grandma Jan’s
grandchildren around trying to get pats! 

Could somebody please give this lovely older girl a second chance? 

*    Around 7 – 8 years old 
*    desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
*    adoption costs $350 
*    located in Canberra
*    not cat tested yet

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