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Update: 7.6.16

Gidget has now gound her forever home and thank you to all of your generous donations our goal for her has been reached!

My name is Gidget and I am a little girl with big ideas. My big idea, just like my namesake is to go surfing. Um….counter surfing that is! But I’m going to need some help to get to that counter surfing height! 

I am very unusual, because I am a greyhound puppy, and people don’t see us puppies very often.  At 8 weeks old I broke my leg while in my pen with my brothers and sisters. The nature of my injury meant I would be no good as a racer, so my owner surrendered me after the break had healed at 14 weeks. Because I had to be kept by myself for 6 weeks and not run around I need some help to recover. This does come at a cost as I need hydrotherapy to help develop muscle in my back legs, high quality food to help my bones grow strong, and vet visits to see how I’m progressing.

We are looking for sponsors like you to raise funds to cover my recovery.

But it isn’t just me that requires help. 

I’m one of the lucky ones that got out before I had a chance to race. Greyhound Rescue takes on many houndies that have and this costs an awful lot. We are so thankful for our regular sponsors and supporters who give so generously but we still need help to cover not only special cases like me and a few others that need extra treatments- but every greyhound who needs vet work, flea treatments, worm treatments, food, and a kennel to stay in while they patiently wait for a forever home. I, Gidget and all the greyhounds are extremely grateful for your help!

We are hoping to raise $5000 to help pay these costs.

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If you could spare a little bit to help, every donation over $2.00 is tax deductible.  Mark your donation as “Gidget” which can be made visa direct bank deposit or PayPal.

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Account Name:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Gidget {surname}

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Slim (Homed)

Slim is proudly sponsored by Nicola.

 

Will the real Slim Houndie please stand up?

 

“The name’s Slim but they call me Slim Houndie

I’m after a home why don’t ya come get me?

If you’re lookin’ for experience I’m a dude of eight,

I like spendin’ the night in and sleepin’ til late.

I’m a handsome hound that likes to be my own man,

I can do without cats does that sound like your plan?

I heard that there’s couches all flying away,

They don’t have a hound – let me save the day….

 

Now this looks like a job for me,

So everydoggy just follow me,

Cos all greyhounds just gotta be free,

The couch feels empty without me.”

 

Slim is:

  • 8 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Child Friendly: Yes

Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au for more information

 

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Ollie (Homed)

 

Ollie is kindly sponsored by Carol.

He is currently in foster in Canberra and this is what his foster carer says:

“If Ollie was a human he would be the quintessential English jolly- slightly portly, fond of a cheeky tipple and with a wicked sense of humour.

With his racing days behind him, Ollie uses his six remaining teeth to gum heartily on his kibble, slobber on all available toys and to crack his trademark gap-tooth smile. With plenty of spunk left, Ollie easily keeps up with his much younger canine foster brother, and is even very helpful around the house- he transports pillows, blankets, socks and even the occasional bra from room to room with flair and gusto.

He loves cuddles, ear scratches, the sound of your voice and (apparently) the Sydney Swans…and he LOVED his photo shoot with the wonderful Robyn Bromley so much, he couldn’t stop smiling! He is also great with children and other greys, but prefers not to mingle with cats or small dogs.

He has a minor condition which the vets believe to be Discoid Lupus, which causes him no discomfort in his day to day life and does not require medication – it only causes an occasional lost toenail! He will need some more teeth extracted at some point, but any costs relating to his future teeth extractions and the lupus will be kindly covered by Greyhound Rescue.

Ollie is currently in foster care in Canberra and has been patiently waiting for a good while now, so if you think you could give this charming old retiree his “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, please get in contact.

info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • 8 years old DOB TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350

For more information or to answer any questions please contact us info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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Luna (Cat Tolerant) (Homed)

 

Luna is proudly sponsored by Jodi.

 

“Hello I’m Luna and I am a young playful girl looking for a job as a snoop…I mean neighbourhood watch. I can’t help that being blessed with a long snout it is the perfect way to look into anything new I find, poke it round corners, and generally be a “nosy parker.” As I am young and full of zest for life I need the right introductions to make doggy friends but I am easily directed. I can sit too! I have passed my cat tolerance test and could live with a confident cat who will remind me they don’t necessarily want me in their face (I got a bop on my nose for being too pokey during my test, whoops! Won’t do that again!). I just want a family to love me and start my live as a loved pet.”

Luna is:

  • Approximately 2 years old
  • Desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost:$350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Sarah (Cat Tolerant) (Homed)

 

Sarah is proudly sponsored by Sue, Jenny & Sarah.

 

“I’m Sarah and I am a very sweet little girl who will steal your heart! I am a relaxed kind of houndie that just likes to chill out on my bed and listen to the radio,or sit beside you while watching TV. I get along with other dogs of various shapes and sizes, and I passed my cat test with flying colours too! I am quiet and responsive to directions, and give little smiles when I see you. My foster mummy says I am an utter delight!”

  • DOB 29.3.12
  • Desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Ava (Homed)

Ava is proudly sponsored by Teresa & Kendal.

 

“My name is Ava and I am a petite black girl who is looking for some stability in my life. I am a little lost at the moment as I was surrendered when my owner passed away. My friend and I had to be separated and although I have tried to live by myself I am too used to having a friend and I get anxious alone. I’m looking for a home with a doggy friend to keep me company, a comfy couch, and a lot of love. If you think you might just have room for me at your place contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: Approx 3 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant:Yes
  • Child Tolerant:Yes
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Tyler (Homed)

Tyler is proudly sponsored by Jordan & Anna.

 

“The saying is winners are grinners, and I’m a winner for being one of the lucky few that made it to Greyhound Rescue! Maybe that’s why I smile at everyone I meet! My name is Tyler and I’m just a young boy looking for a home to call my own. I am friendly and good with children, prefer the lady doggies, but I do have an allergy to cats…um… so hopefully you have a cat allergy too and don’t have any at your place? If you think you may have a spot for me on your lounge contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au”

Tyler is:

  • DOB: Approx 18 months old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Potential
  • Child Tolerant: Yes
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Katniss (Cat Tolerant) (Homed)

Katniss is proudly sponsored by Jillian.

 

“I’m Katniss and like my namesake Katniss Everdeen I’m excellent at foraging (off the bench for toast), hunting (for the comfiest spot on the lounge) and survival (I’m a greyhound, I’m part of the 5% that make it to the end of my racing career and look for a home!) Unlike my namesake I am quite shy at first, and hopeless at being on my own. Did I mention I get along with kitties and small dogs? I am good with small humans but younger noisy kiddies might be a bit much for me so I would be best in a home with older children. I’m looking for somewhere that will have a friendly confident doggy to keep me company and improve my confidence in new situations. I’m an excellent snuggler, good at kisses, and waiting patiently for my perfect match. If you think you might just have room for me at your place contact the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Katniss is:

  • DOB: Approx 2 years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant: Yes
  • Child Friendly: Yes – but would suit older children as she can be timid around loud noises/lots of activity
  • Located: Sydney
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Rigby (Homed)

Rigby is kindly sponsored by Danielle & Carol.

Hello I’m Rigby – a handsome goofball looking for my forever couch! I love spending time with the volunteers playing with toys, quick zoomies, long naps, and big cuddles. I might be all stripey like my namesake Rigby Racoon but that’s about as far as it gets – I’m a graceful greyhound after all! I would suit a home without small fluffies but I love humans in various sizes as long as they give me attention! I’m still a pup really so I would love a home that has a bit of room for me to run around in, and a family that will take me out and about to learn all about life as a pet. If you are interested in me or any of my friends contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB 1.12.14
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Small dog tolerant: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes
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Christmas Donations at Vineyard Vets

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Dr Rob Zammit (Uncle Rob to the houndies)  and the team at Vineyard Vets have supported Greyhound Rescue for many years. As our main vet clinic, they assist us every week whether it is a routine desexing or something a lot more serious such as Fleur’s leg amputation, or Murray’s femural head and neck resection this year. We are very grateful to have such wonderful vets close by that have made a huge difference to the hounds, and willing to try just about anything!

This year they are supporting us again with their Christmas appeal. You can leave a gift for the houndies, or make a donation and place a bauble on their tree. Just pop in to the clinic 703 Winsdor Rd Vineyard or call (02) 9627 1257.

Thankyou Vineyard Vets!

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