Houston (homed)

Houston is kindly sponsored by Jackie, Alexandra, Amber, Flora & Liz.

 

Hi I’m Houston, and I have a problem here…. I don’t have  couch yet!! I’m on a mission to find the comfiest couch to land on, and I’m hoping that couch is with you. If tall dark and handsome is your criteria, I already fit the bill. Add to that my athletic build, my radar ears to catch all your signals, and a happy go lucky personality I could just be the perfect catch! I love playing with toys, and those squeaky ones are definitely interesting! I’ve got a keen eye for just about everything so I could also potentially be your neighbourhood watch. Should you choose to help me with this mission, get in touch with mission control info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB: 26.02.13
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: N
  • Other Dogs:Friendly
  • Children: Over 8’s

 

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Tabitha (Homed)

Tabitha is kindly sponsored by Vanessa, Paul & Lesley.

 

Hi I’m Tabitha, and although I’m a little shy at first I am blossoming into a much more confident hound. I’m a little goofy, friendly, and you will fall in love with my smile. I can shake it like a pro, I’m as cute as a button, and I’m definitely curious and ready to get out of these kennels and into a forever home. I get along with other dogs, am good with children and I promise not to be too much trouble! Get in touch with the volunteers info@geryhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB: 5.2.14
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Friendly

 

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Marty (homed)

Hi I’m Marty – Marty McDreamboat! and although I’m a big I’m just a gentle giant. I’m pretty happy napping most of the day, and would make an excellent couch ornament or doona weight (it’s important your blankies don’t fly away on a cold night).  I get along with just about everybody without too much trouble (that’s why I’m a dreamboat). Being the greymatian variety of hound with lots of white and my spots I will definitely need a home where I’m not in the sun too much in Summer (but hey, I’m hot enough for all of us, no need to go outside!). If you were a lady hound, I’m the kind of dog you would take home to meet your parents, and they would definitely approve. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 5.3.13
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Friendly

 

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Lena (homed)

Hi I’m Lena, and I’m a fitness fanatic because I’m always on the go! I can get a little distracted because -wait what’s that over there, is that a new toy? I LOVE new toys! Um…what was I saying? Oh yes, I can get a little sidetracked because I just want to find out about everything. I LOVE people and I can’t wait to find a family that is going to take me out on adventures, like car rides, walks, runs on the beach, and – ooooo speaking of runs I might need a bit of space to stretch my legs, or you may need to give me a few walks because although I can nap like a pro I do like a good zoom when I’m awake. I’m definitely nosy and into everything so puzzle toys would be a good distraction too. If you are looking for a girl that just want to get out there and do stuff well get in touch with my people! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:5.2.14
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Friendly but best with over 8’s

Lena is kindly sponsored by Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Susan, Ally & Varga Brothers Investments.

 

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Solomon (Homed)

Hi I’m Solomon, Solomon the Wise that is! Just like King Solomon I’ve been blessed with wisdom – so I got out of the racing caper and I’m on the lookout for a palace…erm, I mean couch. Seems like a pretty wise move to me. Now unlike my namesake I’m not looking for a harem, although a league of adoring dogslaves fans would not go unappreciated. A treasure of toys would be very suitable,  a few luxury coats for the winter perhaps, I really don’t ask much. If you would like to offer me a home so I can live like a king – I’ll offer you my knowledge. For example, a long nap solves most problems, keep digging until you find what you want, and sniff out every opportunity. So if you’re ready get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB: 7.3.13
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly – loves the ladies
  • Children: Friendly

 

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Hermione (Homed)

Hi I’m Hermione, and I’m going to cast a spell on you to fall in love with me! I’m a cute zoomy little girl with a zest for life. I’m going to need a family that is active and willing to try and keep up with my pace. When I’m happy to see you I bark out “wingardium leviosa” and before you know it I’m doing levitation jumps to show you how happy I am (editor’s note: we think this is just regular helicopter jumps, but we let her think otherwise LOL). Of course I do have a lot of long naps studying sessions where I’m quiet in between, so I won’t be too much trouble. Now if you could help a gal out with a bit of wizardry of your own and adopt me I would be very grateful! I am currently in foster care and doing very well learning the ropes, getting on very well with other doggies. Contact info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:29.9.13
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption cost: $350
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs:Friendly
  • Children:Friendly – would be better with children over 5
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Jemma (homed)

Hi I’m Jemma and I’m currently in foster learning the ropes of how to be a pet. I can be a little shy, and would do best in a quiter home without noisy younger kiddies, as they can be a bit startling. I d very well with other dogs and would be best in a home with a confident doggy companion. I am very playful and can entertain myself with interior design. Well, I say design but my foster mummy says it’s just moving  my toys from room to room! (I don’t think she understands the importance of toy feng shui). I am very sweet, excellent at snuggling, and ready for my forever family. Could it be you?

  • DOB:21.09.15
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Cat tolerant: not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Shy -younger noisy children not suitable
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Uh Houston….We Have a Problem Here!

 

Howdy folks, Houston here. Apparently my arrival this week is causing a bit of a kerfuffle…a problem even. GR is very full, and we have so many houndies coming in but not enough going out! We have two more greyhounds from a pound that are due any moment, another two urgent saves needing a kennel, and a growing waiting list of 12 surrenders. But we just don’t have  room!We are in urgent need of adopters or foster carers so GR can save and rehome more hounds.

What we need here is a bit of help for this mission, and we need it from you.

We know it’s just after Christmas and everyone is broke, but the holidays is a perfect time to settle in a new family member while people are at home more.  GR Mission Control has come up with a plan so that any houndie that goes on trial until the 31st January 2017 will have a reduced adoption fee of $250, which does not need to be paid until the end of February. How good is that! So what we need is people to adopt us! If you don’t have room for a couch potato at your place you might know somebody that does. Please share our mission so we can save more hounds, all it costs is a bit of your time!

Unfortunately at present we don’t have any cat tolerant hounds available, but if you have a securely fenced yard or a secure apartment and think you are ready to join our mission this is what you need to do. I’m not ready to be adopted yet but we have lots of hounds that are ready to land on a couch right now!  Please fill out our application form found under our adoption process information and send it to the team info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Love, Houston

PS I’m not really a problem…

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Romeo (Homed)

I’m Romeo and I am an expert at love! That’s right, I’m looking for my Juliet (without the tragic ending) and I can’t wait to find a family. I am such a sweet gentle boy looking for someone who can give me lots of love and kisses. I am very good natured and get on with other doggies very well in general, kiddies don’t bother me too much and I just know I will be adaptable! I am past the naughty puppy stage and ready to settle down to a routine of short walks and long naps, good dinners, and a few treats. I really won’t be too much trouble so if you have a spare sofa at your house get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB: 29.12.10
  • Located: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption Cost: $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Not Tested
  • Other Dogs: Other Dog Friendly
  • Children: Friendly

 

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IS YOUR HOUND PREPARED FOR NYE?

 

It’s almost Christmas and we are sure you’ve already made plans to keep your houndie safe and happy over the holiday. But have you thought about New Year’s Eve yet? NYE can be one of the most distressing times for animals, and it is important to keep in mind the hazards fast approaching. Loud music and parties, fireworks, and owners keeping unusual hours can all lead to distress. The pounds are at their most full on  New Year’s Day with escaped pets. Don’t let your hound be one of them! A distressed and anxious dog can cause harm to themselves, and others if their anxiety escalates too much. It is important to recognise the behavioural signs of nervousness and act accordingly to keep your pet happy and healthy. Vet clinics are extremely busy New Year’s Day treating injuries sustained after panicking and attempting to escape, or managing to escape and being hit by a car. The number one consideration is to not leave your pets unattended for long periods of time – if you are going away even for a day and night they can’t fend for themselves – make arrangements for someone to look after them for you.

 

Is your animal’s registration up to date with your current address and contact details? If you are unsure you can contact your local council to check, all you need is your pet’s microchip number. Not sure what it is? Can’t find the paperwork? Ask your vet to scan for you. If your animal manages to escape this is how you can be reunited.

Make sure your pet is wearing a collar and ID tag, with your contact number. This should be standard in any case as it is a legal requirement in NSW for a dog to be wearing a collar and ID tag whenever they out of your property.  If your pet escapes this is the easiest and quickest way for you to be reunited as anyone finding your hound won’t have to wait for the vet or council to open to look for a microchip – extra important on public holidays when more time will lapse while you frantically search for your pooch.

If you are going out for the night DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET OUTDOORS. Pets left outdoors are more likely to be frightened and escape in an effort to find a safe place than if they are secure indoors.

Take your hound for long walk, and spend time playing with he or she so they are tired and more likely to sleep while you are not at home. Giving a meal afterwards will leave them with a  full belly which will also make them more sleepy. It also helps to not make a big deal about leaving the house, just go quietly without making a big fuss.

If you haven’t had your pet for very long and don’t know how he or she reacts to loud noises or thunderstorms just yet – the best thing to do is to not leave your pet alone. If you know your pet does not cope well in thunderstorms, chances are fireworks are going to be just as scary. If you aren’t sure what behavioural signs to look for, anxiety will manifest in various forms such as:

  • Lip licking
  • Panting
  • Tail between legs
  • Trembling
  • Whining or barking a lot
  • Pacing, restlessness
  • Clawing at doors to get in or out
  • Destroying bedding, furniture or similar

What you can do:

  • If the anxiety is mild you can try putting the radio onto soothing music such as classic FM or putting on a CD of similar music. Leaving the television on is also comforting.
  • Close windows and draw blinds
  • Put your pet in a room where they will not hurt themselves. Leave them with their favourite bedding and toys. You can also leave puzzle treats such as a Kong or hide small puzzle treats around the room for a longer treasure hunt to distract them.

Know where your hound is! When unofficial fireworks start locate your dog quickly and put them somewhere safe, near you so you can monitor them.

If your hound has a higher level of anxiety, consider spending the night elsewhere – take your pooch somewhere quiet where they won’t hear the fireworks. This may take a bit of advance planning but a worthwhile consideration.

Or if you live somewhere that doesn’t have fireworks why not organise a NYE Pooch Party and invite your hound’s doggy friends and humans over? That way you can all celebrate the new year but know your pets are safe and supervised? No one misses out!

If this isn’t possible and your hound has a history of severe anxiety (known to your vet) chat to your hound’s dogtor about sedatives to assist in keeping he or she calm for the night. DON’T leave this option to the last minute, as this is something that will need to be properly assessed by the vet.

Have a happy and safe new year every doggy!

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