Good news, bad news and DESPERATE NEWS

The good news is that to date this year we have found homes for 40 greyhounds which has far exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled with this achievement.

The bad news is that we still have about 40 greyhounds looking for homes and DESPERATELY NEED MORE FOSTER CARERS to get greyhounds out of kennels and into homes, especially the newly arrived 8 month old pups, Betty and Smokey, who need close and personal attention.

The DESPERATE NEWS is that we are DESPERATELY SHORT OF FINANCE which is needed to get the greyhounds desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, etc, kennelled, fed, transported, etc. etc. Without more finance WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE THE GREYHOUNDS which otherwise would not have a life after racing. We are a full charity and donations can receive a tax deductible receipt. Can you help us now please by going to the ‘How you can help’ section at the top  and donating via Paypal or by paying straight into our bank account ‘Greyhound Rescue Inc’, BSB 012289, Account no. 5247 92379

We would be very grateful for your support, no matter how large or small the donation. Thank you for your help.

Peter and Janet

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Leichardt Stall and Next Stall

On Sunday 10th October we did a stall at the Leichardt Council’s ‘Dog Day Out’, and the photos show a general gathering plus Amy having ‘time out’ from the hard work of being patted by everyone!! The day was very successful with a number of helpers and greyhound adopters turning up. The raffle raised some much needed funds and the main part of the raffle was a Windows 7 software package donated by Microsoft. Ironically the raffle was won by Karen Convy who adopted Holly, one of our beautiful greyhounds, only a few months ago. Greyhound Rescue also took part in a session for the public, where we could explain the common misunderstandings about greyhounds and what great pets they make.

Thank you to all those who turned up to make the day a successful one.

The next stall is this Sunday, 24thOctober, when Mosman Council are having their ‘Pets Day Out’ at the ‘Alan Border Oval’, The Crescent, Mosman from 10am to 3pm. Come and meet the greyhounds. Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to bad weather.

We will also be doing a Sausage Sizzle at Petbarn, Brookvale on Saturday 23rd October from 10am to 3pm.

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Stacey passed away

On Tuesday 5th Oct, Stacey, our grand old lady sadly passed away. Stacey would have been 14 in November and had an eventful life, winning races and having at least two litters. We have homed her offspring Princess, Baby and Shawee and April, who has always lived with Stacey, will now join Shawee at a later date.

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Dog Day by the Bay, Pittwater

On Sunday 26th September, we had a stall at Pittwater’s ‘Dog Day by the Bay’, held at the beautifully scenic Rowlands Reserve, Bayview. Both the weather and scenery were stunning and a great time was had by all, with some of our greyhounds looking for homes present and also some adopted ones coming back for more company. Two greyhounds, Poppy and Sandy, entered one of the ‘races’, although they were beaten by a retriever!! Not surprising they came to rescue at a young age!! And no one told them to stop at the end of the race so they continued on out into the water, having a great time!!

Our raffle raised some much needed funds and many thanks to Fiona at Forestville Podiatry Clinic for donating the music centre prize, which was won by Mrs Hunt from Collaroy.

Many thanks to Mike, Charlotte, Mirren, John, R, Andre, Joe for all their hard work and anyone else who came along to make the day a resounding success.

Our next event is a stall at Leichardt’s ‘Dog Day Out’ on 10th Oct. Come and see us there.

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InVest for the Best

Click here to lend your support to: Dog Coats: Greyhound Rescue and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

At Greyhound Rescue we’re always looking for ways to promote our gorgeous dogs in the hope of finding them a Forever Home.

This month we’re asking you to help us InVest in a Greyhound, so that we can purchase some promotional vests for the Greyhound Rescue pack.

Vests cost $70 each (including postage) and we’re hoping to raise enough for a minimum order of 10 vests, so that we can more easily promote our gorgeous Greys that are looking for a home:

Greyhound Rescue branded dog vest

Already rescued a greyhound? You may like to order a sleek vest for your own gorgeous greyhound as well. Vests cost $70 dollars (inc. postage) and we only need a minimum of 10 orders to go ahead, so please show your interest by commenting below 🙂

Greyhound Rescue dog vest

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Increased Costs

In April of this year our vet costs were increased and we have tried to absorb these costs up until now. However, we regret that we will now have to pass on some of these costs and increase our basic charge for a greyhound to $300 from the current $250.

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Stall at Forestville

It was a wet and windy start to the day, but Mike, Fiona, Charlotte and Natasha battled the elements to get our stall going at the Forestville Fair. They did a great job of presenting greyhounds to the public, especially as Anna was wearing our new Greyhound Rescue colourful vest, as modelled by Joe and Nadine’s Sandy.

We are grateful to Pet Paraphernalia who donated two coats, the proceeds to stay with Greyhound Rescue. Thank you to them for their generosity. Furthermore if anyone buys a coat from Pet Paraphernalia and mentions Greyhound Rescue, then they are willing to donate 10% of the cost to Greyhound Rescue. So please buy lots of coats, you can always use them next winter!!!

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Colouring Competition

Thanks to all the children who entered our Greyhound Rescue Name a Dog colouring in competition. All the pictures were so good, it was hard to pick out a single winner. So the most impressive and imaginative three of the 0 to 5 years, and 6 to 10 age groups have been selected to display on our website. These are their art-works. Also, the talented children will receive a certificate with a picture of the greyhound they have named. However, as many greyhounds come to us with names, it may take a little time to find a special greyhound that suits your special name. So please be patient.

Hold the mouse over the picture to see the name and age of the child who coloured it in.

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Big Dog day Out

Warringah Council’s ‘Big Dog Day Out 2010’ was a great success and many thanks to Mike, Fiona and girls who put in a lot of hard work to make sure of it. Holly also helped with preparation and on the day and thanks to her as well. It was good to see a number of adopted families and their greyhounds come along, some old stagers by now but also some newly added to the ranks.

The colouring competition was a great favourite with the children and the results of the competition will be published very shortly on the website.

!st prize in the Raffle was donated by Petbiz at Belrose. Many thanks to them for 15kg of Eukanuba, a box of treats and a collar and lead to match, valued at approx $150. This prize was won by Gordon Roberts of Turramurra. 2nd prize was won by Becky McManus of Seaforth.

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Solo has fallen in love!!

Solo and Sarah have been with us for a few weeks now and as time goes by they are playing together more and more each day. In the photo they are sharing a lounge together and if you look on www.petrescue.com.au you will see a video, under Sarah’s name, of the pair of them playing like puppies!!

They really do have something special between them and it would be marvellous if they could find a home together.

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