Reduced adoption fees until the end of January

Our kennels are full of hounds who need your help. If you’ve been toying with the idea of bringing home your new best friend, then now is the time! January is a usually a quiet month; the ideal time for settling in a new family member.

We’re offering reduced adoption fees to help more pups find their forever homes from now until 31st January, 2018. We’ve waived our usual $100 deposit- any greyhound that goes on trial will only cost $250 to adopt, and final payment will not be required until the end of February 2018!

Can you give a greyhound a forever home? This is the perfect opportunity to adopt! Get started on the best decision you’ll ever make. All you need to do is complete our application form.

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Have you considered your hound on New Years Eve?

Many dogs and other animals are frightened by the sounds of fireworks and can be distressed by crowds and parties. Follow these tips to help keep your furry friends safe;

  • Ensure that your pets have a safe place to retreat away from noise and crowds, particularly unfamiliar people who may be acting rowdy.
  • Before the festivities, take your dog for a long walk (weather permitting) so that they have used up some excess energy and are able to relax.
  • A scared animal may go to great lengths to escape a perceived threat; jumping fences, breaking free from tethers, and smashing through windows are just some of the lengths that a terrified pet could go to.
  • Double check that your dog has a sturdy collar that isn’t going to come off easily, and that your contact details are clear on the tags. Also, make sure that microchip details are up to date.
  • If you’re hosting or attending a party, keep a very close eye on your pet or keep them separated from party goers. You don’t want your dog to ingest something that she shouldn’t, and we all know that people can be silly under the influence.
  • If your dog does become nervous, sit with them and speak calmly. Generally, dogs don’t mind the topic of conversation, but a calm and soothing familiar voice can work wonders to relax them. Treats may also be appreciated.
  • A normally placid dog can behave unpredictably under stress and this can include destructive and defensive behaviours. Forward thinking and planning can help prevent any problems.
  • Watch out for signs of distress such as heavy panting/drooling, freezing, growling, pacing, excessive licking and avoidance. These signs show that a situation is simply too much for your dog and you should remove him to a safe and calm place.

Our dogs look to us for guidance and rely on us to keep them safe from harm, it is up to you to ensure that your pooch has a happy NYE.

From all the doggies and volunteers here at Greyhound Rescue, we wish you and your loved ones, both two-legged and four, a fabulous 2018!

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Julie (on trial)

Hi, I’m Julie and I’m 8 years young. Even though getting a little grey around the muzzle, I’m still young at heart. I mean, what are a few grey hairs between friends? I’m a gentle girl and I love nothing more than being the centre of attention while I’m getting a good cuddle. I’m more than happy to quietly sit with you and just watch the world go by but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good zoomie now and then!

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Vivienne (homed)

Hi there! My name is Vivienne and I’m petite, charming little girl with plenty of personality. Everyone is always telling me how sweet I am. I’m what you might call a real ‘velcro dog’, wherever you go – there I am! I adore sticking close by people because it maximises my cuddle opportunities. I don’t limit my affections to just humans though, I’m friendly with other doggos too.

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Elliot (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Elliot and this is my story. I’m a happy go lucky guy with a big smile and an even bigger heart. I’m sweet natured and cuddly, I love to play so I just know you will fall in love with me. I’m a young boy at only two years old so I have lots of love and life to give!

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Happy Holidays from Greyhound Rescue

With 2017 drawing to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful supporters for enabling Greyhound Rescue to do what it does best, rescue and rehome greyhounds.

People just like you are what makes Greyhound Rescue tick. From our dedicated and tireless volunteers, our fantastic sponsors and supporters, fabulous foster carers, and everyone who has adopted a hound.

Happy Holidays, and on to an even more amazing 2018!

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A big festive thank you to Lush Cosmetics!

Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Lush Cosmetics once again for its generous support of our lovely hounds! After our visit to the manufacturing plant at Villawood earlier this year, the whole team has a very soft spot for Greyhound Rescue.

Lush’s Villawood Manufacturing team chooses a charity each year to be the recipient of Kris Kringle presents. Instead of gifting to one another, the team members purchase items for a charity of their choice and this year they chose us.

Thank you so much Lush!

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Marlo

How you doin’? I’m Marlo and if tall, dark and handsome is your type – I’m the hound for you!  I’m a fun outgoing, fun loving kind of guy with a bounce in my step.  I love my toys and will play games with you over and over if you let me. I love to lean right in for a cuddle and if you scratch me in just the right place – my teeth will chatter together with happiness!

I’m new to this pet business so I’m looking for someone to help show me the ropes – the word here at the kennels is I might even get a nice comfy couch to share with my new family! I can be a little bit excited around other dogs so it might be best if I’m the only fur kid so I can be the centre of attention. Children could be OK if they’re a bit older – sometimes I can be a bit of a klutz!

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Smokey (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Smokey and I have the cutest little ‘origami’ ears ever! Well, they just seem to have a life of their own, so I like to keep them neatly folded so they stay in place. I’m mad about toys and will play games with you over and over if you let me –  and then some! So when I arrive at your place, make sure you’re well stocked. So far, I’ve been good with the other hounds I’ve met at Greyhound Rescue HQ, so if you’ve maybe got a furry brother or sister for me, I’d love to meet them!

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Boris (on trial)

Hello! I’m Boris. I like to consider myself quite the gourmet – my major talent is stealing sniffing out any kind of food, and I’d love it if you let me take on the job of ‘chief taste tester’ in my new home. Well, at the very least we could snuggle on the couch and watch the Master Chef together! I’m a friendly and sociable boy who is pretty good with other dogs. If you’ve got any brothers and sisters for me, I’d love to meet them first.

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