Thank you for the help

We would like to extend a very big thank you to:

*  those who have helped us throughout the year, in particular our foster carers and those at the ‘coal face’

*  those of you who have adopted one of our greyhounds, saved a life and given them a loving home. 26 families so far have adopted a greyhound from us in 2009. Can we make it 30 before the New Year?

*  those of you who have helped by making donations, etc

*  those who have helped us through their business, Petbiz at Belrose and Balgowlah, McDonad’s butchers at Dee Why, Forestville Printing, Annette at Baliz Woof Woof, Greg at Barkshire Kennels, Box Hill and Williams River Vet Clinics, The Manly Daily, The Pure Platinum Club.

*  anyone else who has helped in any manner at all

We wish you all The Season’s Greetings for a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to your continued support in 2010.

Thank you again

Peter and Jan

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Fundraiser at The Pure Platinum Club raises $2000

‘Recently The Pure Platinum Club at 252, Pitt St, Sydney did a Fundraiser with some of the proceeds going to Greyhound Rescue. It was a great evening, run and organised by Rob Batchelor  who was in great form as MC. He had put together an impressive programme for the evening, the highlight of which were some very professional performances by the girls.
Greyhound Rescue is indebted to Rob and the girls in particular, but also to anyone else who came along to support us, as $2000 was raised and donated to Greyhound Rescue from the evenings proceedings.
Thank you to everyone who made the evening so successful and enjoyable. Apart from anything else we had a great night out and it was really good fun.
Peter and Jan
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Benjamin

Benjamin has found his forever home and is no longer available.

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Trevor’s new home

As you know we recently announced that Trevor, our wannabe greyhound, had recently found his forever home.  We went for a visit and here are a couple of photos – just look at that smile!  Ross absolutely loves Trev, and thinks he’s the bees knees. (So do we!)  Ross is amazed at how well Trev has fit into his life “He’s so intelligent and affectionate, he doesn’t mind lying among the woodchips down in my workshop when I am downstairs, although he much prefers the sofa upstairs!  At night he comes on to my bed for a cuddle then jumps down onto his doggy bed to go to sleep, when I wake up in the morning his tail is already wagging!”  A huge thank you to Ross for giving Trevor a wonderful home, we wish you many happy years of companionship.

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A good and a sad story

Many  Trainers get rid of their greyhounds once their racing days are over or failed to start, although there are a few who love their greyhounds sufficiently to keep them. One such person south of Canberra loved all his greyhounds dearly and would not let them go, having one of them for 11 years and this is the good part of the story. However, failing health has  prevented him from looking after them properly in recent times and he is very ill which is the sad part of the story. He worried a lot about what might happen to his beloved greyhounds if they fell into the wrong hands but has finally entrusted them to us to find new homes for them.

All greyhounds are special but perhaps these are extra special and deserve to find new, loving homes worthy of their original owner. It would make him very happy to know that they have found good owners, so if you could find room for one of these beautiful greyhounds in your home, then you would be doing something beautiful to.

Solo, Joseph, Kelly and Blueboy are the greyhounds in question. See them in ‘Dogs Available’

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Kelly

Kelly has gone to a home and is no longer available.

Kelly is one of the four greyhounds in the story ‘A good and a sad story’, see the News section.

Kelly is getting on at 11 years of age and is a beautiful, gentle sweetheart who will need lots of TLC in her remaining years. She has been much loved all her life by her original owner and deserves a special home.

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Kelly is:

11 years old (dob Oct 1998)

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250 neg

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Blueboy

Blueboy has found his forever home with Nora and David.

Blueboy is one of the four greyhounds in ‘A good and a sad story’, see the News section.

Blueboy is a big, magnificent blue greyhound who has lots of character and loves to play. He really is something special and having spent a lifetime in kennels, he recently came home with us and adapted to home life very quickly, as the second two photos show. He gets on well with all the other dogs, whatever the size, loves to play and walks easily on a lead. He also gets on well with children and would make an excellent family pet.

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4 years old (dob May 2005)

desexed

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250

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Garage Sale raised $637

Yesterday, Sharon at Manly did a garage sale for us and raised $637 which she donated to Greyhound Rescue. Thank you so much Sharon, that is a fantastic effort and we appreciate the hard work involved with garage sales, although once under way they can be great fun.

Well done Sharon. Thanks again from Peter and Jan and all the greyhounds who will benefit from your generous idea, efforts and donation.

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Nipper

Nipper has been adopted and found her forever home with Belinda. Congratulations to both Nipper and Belinda.

Nipper arrived with Judy and Amy and is another beautiful small Blue, very similar to Amy but even smaller at 23 kg, not much more than a large whippet, and younger at 3 years of age. Nipper is a typical Blue greyhound just like Amy, very soft, gentle and affectionate and would make a wonderful family pet.

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Nipper is:

3 years old

desexed

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250

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Amy

Amy has found her forever home and is no longer available.

Judy and Amy arrived together recently and are sisters from the same litter. Both girls are small, being only 24-25 kg and are real softies. They have lived together previously but seem to go their separate ways, so separate homes would be OK.

Another update on the progress of the two sisters we took in the other week, Amy and Judy.  Look at them in the photo together – aren’t they beautiful! Both have settled in extremely well and adapted to the comforts of home with ease.  Amy has finally mastered the doggy door, and both girls will use it to go outside to do their business.  Their desexing stitches have come out, so they are ready for a new home.  Judy is the proverbial shadow, following you everywhere you go.  Both girls get on with dogs of all sizes, big or small.  They are truly gorgeous dogs.
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Amy
Despite being a little shyer than her sister, there is something about Amy that just makes you fall in love with her.  She is one of the gentlest greys we have met, and is so eager to please, she peeps at you with her lovely brown eyes and her tail wags in question.  Her ears are often standing to attention (even the vet nurse said she should be renamed Pixie because of the ears!) which is super cute – see the photo we took! She took a few days to come out of her shell, although she wasn’t shy about trying to sleep on the bed (typical greyhound!).  She is great on a lead.  Amy has finally mastered the doggy door much to our delight and has shown she is house-trained. She is small dog friendly, and gets on with big dogs too.  Amy is just gorgeous.  This quiet affectionate girl will not, COULD not, disappoint anyone who offers her a forever home.

Amy is:

5 years old
desexed
vaccinated
microchipped
heartworm tested and injected
costs $250
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