Pointy Pembleton is here!

Desperately needed dollars for rescue greyhounds via crowd funding

Dog lovers are invited to help raise dollars for rescue greyhounds by pre-ordering new Australian children’s picture book via an exciting, new crowdfunding campaign, launching today on Chuffed.org

The campaign will fund the production of Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park which is about a gregarious greyhound character who shows children how to accept others that may be a little different.

“We are two Greyhound Rescue volunteers who want to use our skills to raise funds in an innovative and fun new way. Pointy Pembleton teaches children that friendship can sometimes take you by surprise,” said Nat Panzarino, author.

Nat, an English teacher and mother of two, and Fer Wicker, illustrator, have teamed up to bring Pointy Pembleton – picture book hero – to life on the pages of a whimsical, beautifully written book with gorgeous watercolour illustrations.

“We want to use our skills, not only raise funds for dogs in desperate need, but also to raise awareness about greyhounds as family pets. They are wonderful, gentle dogs and they make amazing family pets,” said Fer.

The campaign aims to raise $15,000 to print, market and distribute 2,000 copies of the book. Money from the sale of each book will be donated to Greyhound Rescue Inc.

There are thousands of greyhounds who are unloved, without a family of their own. “No longer wanted by the racing industry, most greyhounds are simply killed. This is referred to by the industry as ‘wastage’,” said Nat.

Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of retired racing greyhounds in an expensive undertaking.

“Ongoing funds are required for organisations like Greyhound Rescue to continue finding loving homes. These dogs deserve as much love as a poodle or a pug or a chihuahua,” said Fer.

All enquiries: hello@pointypembleton.com 

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Cosmo

Hi, I’m Cosmo and I’m rather a special hound… you see, I’m already a Greenhound! Apparently, I passed my test with flying colours. I’m rather social and love making new friends, I also love the company of people but I’m perfectly happy with my own company – an all round chilled out kind of guy. I really love going for walks, and I’m even good off leash – but being a typical greyhound – a short walk and a zoomie and I’m done for the day. I’m not really a fan of cats, I find them a bit scary, but I’m great with other dogs and fine with kids if they’re a bit older. Read More »

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Pointy Pembleton is on his way!

Pointy Pembleton is a gregarious greyhound character dreamed up by two of our very own volunteers and based on Greyhound Rescue’s Ambassadog, Zac. Soon, Pointy Pembleton will be the hero of his very own picture book to raise much-needed funds for Greyhound Rescue!

Want to learn more about this seriously super awesome project to help our hounds?

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and check out the website at www.pointypembleton.com

Don’t forget to join Pointy’s mailing list to make sure that you get the skinny on Pointy before anybody else does. Join mailing list » 

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Manly Daily – Homes needed when last races have been run

If you’re not sure if a greyhound will fit into your life, you can give it a go by fostering one. The Manly Daily talks to the Breyer family about the benefits of fostering.  Read More »

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Illawarra Mercury & Wollongong Advertiser – Giving Greyhounds Their Forever Home

During national Adopt-a-Greyhound month, Dapto resident Jacqui Hurley is urging people to consider greyhounds as pets and open their hearts, and homes, to the beautiful breed.

Read More »

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Greyhounds — the unlikely dog breed which actually make for a great companion

The Express Canterbury Bankstown has covered Adopt-a-Greyhound Month and why greyhounds make such good companions. Check out the reasons why here »

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Chloe

I’m Chloe and I’m what you might call a pocket rocket. Even though I’m teeny tiny, what I lack in size, I make up for in personality! I’m a fun loving gal who loves to get out and about and would love a home with loads of toys to play with and maybe a backyard to stretch my legs or do a zoomie or two. Being quite the social girl, I get along well with other dogs and kids aren’t a problem for me. Read More »

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Marshall (homed)

I’m Marshall, and I’m a friendly, fun loving guy. I mean, just look at my goofy big smile! Surely that’s enough to win you over right now. What I’d really love is a comfy bed to call my own and someone to take me out on walks – that’s when I really smile! I’m okay with other dogs but I definitely prefer the company of ladies. Read More »

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Dino

Hi I’m Dino and I’m one big hunk o’spunk. Yes I’m big but I’m tall dark and handsome too, so that means there is just more of me to love! Despite my size, I am very good on the lead, I just bumble along at your side until something more interesting happens. I love to play but because I’m a bigger boy I would be better with older children, I just can’t help being a bit of a klutz! I’m looking forward to a family that will snuggle with me on the lounge so the couch doesn’t fly away – is that you?

Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 24.03.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Fee:$350
  • Cat Tolerant: No
  • Other Dogs: Small dogs TBC
  • Child Friendly: Best with teenagers

Dino is kindly sponsored by Dimity, Tonia, Samantha, Shona, Michelle, Greg & Jeannine.

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Australian Dog Lover Magazine

Adopt-a-Greyhound month has been featured in Australian Dog Lover Magazine! Read more about it on their website. 

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