Petunia and the ‘Oldies’ in Jindabyne

Today Petunia joined Marcy and Andre in Cherrybrook for a two week trial, so good luck to them all. Petunia has put on about 3 kg since she joined us as a skinny girl in the Cafe Bones park and now looks much better for it.

Some more piccies of Remy and Tassie, the two ten year olds who made a new start to their lives with Lois in Jindabyne. They are obviously having the time of their lives and making up for lost time.

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Snoopy and Petunia

More good news as Snoopy went on a two week trial yesterday with Lisa on the Central Coast and on Saturday Petunia goes to Marcy at Cherrybrook. And there is more to come, so keep popping in.

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Week end Happenings

Not a bad start when we hear early on Saturday morning that Jessica and family, who on Wednesday had taken Chloe to foster her, have decided that she is the girl for them and their two children aged 3 and 6 years old. They fell in love with her, and who wouldn’t, so Chippie now has an adopted home. Good luck to Chippie and Jessica’s family.

Then we delivered Haley to her new home with Katrina at Collaroy, another greyhound for the Northern Beaches. I only met Haley on Monday, she is smaller than most greyhounds and like our own Princess she is the ultimate in the quiet, laid back, affectionate greyhound and such beautiful colouring. We hope that Katrina and Haley will be very happy together.

If you don’t yet have a greyhound, just look at these pictures of Willoughby enjoying a wonderful life with his new family and see what you are missing. There are lots more greyhounds like Willoughby who would love to come into your life, so why not give them a chance.

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Oscar’s Op

We have already said that Oscar was put into the Pound with a bad foot, what we did not say was how bad that foot was. An X-Ray revealed that one of Oscar’s toes was broken and the infection was so bad that it had gone into the bone. The only remedy was to remove the toe, this took place on Monday and even with his foot heavily bandaged, Oscar is already walking much better. To illustrate how sensitive greyhounds are, the photo shows Meggie lying close to Oscar as if comforting him. Well done Meggie!!

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We are happy to see Oscar walking properly again and in much better spirits but the downside of Oscar’s Op is that these things cost money, so if anyone would like to make a donation to contribute towards the cost, we would be most grateful.

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Norma Faulkner, Past President of DABS

Today it was my privilege to attend the funeral of Norma Faulkner, a remarkable lady who passed away recently at the age of 86. Norma was President of DABS, Domestic Animal Birth-Control Society, one of the oldest animal rescue groups in Sydney and I had tremendous admiration for Norma. She was teaching in a High School at the age of 86 until last December, as well as being President of the society and also looking after numerous dogs herself. Apart from this, Norma helped us at Greyhound Rescue when we were trying to get off the ground and nothing was too much trouble for her, she was always willing to help and advise and we will always be very grateful to her for that.

Norma published a number of books, one of them about ‘Blue Star’ the greyhound. She actually rescued a blue greyhound not too long ago and called him Blue Star, who is now happily in a home. The book would make excellent reading for children learning about greyhounds.

Thank you Norma from Greyhound Rescue and all the greyhounds for your help and may you rest in peace.

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Busy and successfull week end

This has been a very busy but satisfying week end. First of all Serena has completed her trial period and found her forever home, while Daisy has gone to a home and started her trial period. Also Biddy has started with a new foster carer, a young lady who wants to do lots to help us. Furthermore, Scotty, a Cairns Terrier X who has been with us for a long time and needed a special home, appears to have found that home in Coffs Harbour, so on Saturday we had a long drive up to Taree to meet his new Mum and Dad. And what happened on the way back? Yes you guessed it, we picked up two more greyhounds from the Kurri Kurri pound, Rusty a brindle boy and Oscar a black boy. We will have their pictures up as soon as poss.

More good news is that we are having an excellent response to our request for foster carers and hopefully within the next week several more greyhounds will be in a new foster home or even adopted home. So a big thank you to all of you who have called in to help.

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George is the name for new boy

Monty, Spot and George give us three new names and no two people can agree on any one name!! So the chairman has the casting vote and as we have a faithful, old George who will not be with us much longer, I would like to call him George.

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Name for ‘New Boy’

So far we have Ike, Henry, Oscar and Monty as suggestions and thank you to Jilke, Cindi, Demander and Mechelle for sending them in. Is there any support for any of these or further suggestions? We must name the poor boy soon as we can’t keep saying ‘oy you over there’!!

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We Desperately need your help

Asking for help and financial assistance is always difficult, but right now Greyhound Rescue is under great financial strain.


We have  vet bills, food bills, kennel bills, etc  all of which are being paid from donations.

Your donations will ensure that we can keep going on to save these beautiful dogs.

Thanks you

Peter and Jan

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Did you know?

That some greyhounds like to collect things!!!

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This is Britney who just loves to collect shoes and her toys.

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