Rupert

Hi I’m Rupert, and I’m looking for a home that keep me in style. I like to dine alone, so not kiddies that will disturb my degustation time thanks! I am good with other greyhounds, and I love the ladies but I have yet to meet other breeds. I have the best buns of steel you will ever see and I’m not afraid to show them off. Seriously, I need to be in GQ or something, maybe you can be my agent? If you want a lean, clean, roaching machine I may be the hound for you.  Get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:26.02.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: TBC
  • Other Dogs: Greyhounds good, other breeds TBC
  • Children: Older children best

 

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Reece (On Trial)

Hi I’m Reece. I’m just a really nice boy, the kind of boy a girl doggy would take home to meet her pawrents! I am great with other dogs and very friendly. Small humans are ok by me, so if you have some of those at your house I can live with those. After I have got over the excitement of going for a WALK (yeah, yeah, love those give me lots of those) I am good on lead. I’m also a really gentle eater and nibble softly out of your hands if you give me a bikkie. If you think I could match your family get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:16.4.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good
  • Children: Good

 

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Ziggy

Hi I’m Ziggy, I’m very friendly and will give you a big smile, I’m good with other greyhounds, but I haven’t hung around anydoggy else yet. I am great with kids, although I can be a little timid around loud noises so would be best in a quiet household. I am too energetic at present for an apartment so would be best suited to a back yard. I love to give you grins if you say cheese, it may look scary but I’m just so  HAPPY to see you! When I’ve finished my meal I like to take my bowl somewhere else – I’d put it in the sink for washing up but I just can’t get there! If you think I may be your perfect match get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB: 30.7.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Greyhounds great, other dogs TBC
  • Children: Good

 

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Volunteer of the Month – March

Dicken

No doubt about it, we wish there were more people like this in the world!

Meet Dicken. He is the sort of person that goes about his volunteering work quietly in the background, doing his thing. He’s the sort of volunteer that when we find mysterious but much needed items at kennels that seem to have come from thin air (buckets, bags, etc) it’s a bet Dicken is behind it because he never makes a fuss about his contributions! Thank you Dicken for everything you do!

1.When and how did you first get involved with GR?
I started volunteering at the current kennels about 18 months ago. I came across GR when I was looking for a greyhound to adopt a few years ago and used to help out at the previous GR kennel which was smaller and as well equipped as the current one.
 
2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?
I used to have a greyhound but sadly it passed away about 20 months ago. Before that I had two golden retrievers. I’m looking to adopt another one hopefully in the very near future (a greyhound of course).
 
3.What do you find most challenging about GR?
I guess the most challenging part of GR is to change people’s misconception about greyhounds. Many people still think greyhounds are vicious animals because they are muzzled when they are out in public or when they race and because of that some people don’t see greyhounds as family pets. But gladly due to the recent publicity of greyhound racing and the on-going education from animal charity groups such as GR, more and more people now realize greyhounds can be wonderful family pets.
 
4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?
I was researching greyhounds a while ago when I was looking to adopt one and came across GR and was really impressed by the effort and determination of Peter and Janet (founders of GR) in saving abandoned greyhounds. Being a small non-profit charity organization without any government subsidies they rely heavily on help from volunteers and sponsors/donors.
 
5.When your friends or family find out that you volunteer what do they say or ask?
They are really supportive and love to know more about greyhounds. Some are even considering greyhounds as they next pets!
 
6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering
You won’t regret it. Thinking about what the dogs went through before they arrive at GR and seeing the transformation the dogs make at GR will bring a smile to your face and your heart.
 
7.What do you do when you aren’t volunteering or working?
Chillaxing and sleeping.
 
8. What might someone be surprised to learn about you
I love coffee. I may have 6-7 cups of ristretto a day and still manage to fall asleep on the couch by 8PM!
 
9. If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?
Lazy, easy-going, funny.
 
10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!
They’re all my favourites but if I really have to pick one it’d be Humphrey. Whenever he sees you he can’t wait to jump up to give you lots of kisses on your face (and muddy paw prints on your shirt on a rainy day).
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Upcoming Events

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community – check here for events coming up through the year!

2017 Events

Check back often to see what’s coming in 2017.

April

Saturday 29th April: Springwood Foundation Day 
Macquarie Road, Springwood

Join us in the Blue Mountains for a day of non-stop fun and entertainment for all the family. Our volunteers will be there to answer any questions and of course, greyhounds to pat!
This is a free event. For more information visit the Foundation Day website. 

May

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th: Hawkesbury Show
Racecourse Road, Clarendon
9am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, 9am to 5pm Sunday

Our volunteers will be on hand to have a chat, and as always there will be a hound or two to pat. Not to mention our gorgeous greyhound merchandise. 
This is a ticketed event, and strictly no pets through the gates. For more information, visit the Hawkesbury Showground website. 

August

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th: Dog Lovers Show Sydney
Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavillion

More info closer to the event!

October

Sunday 22: Mosman Pets Day Out
Mosman Square and Village Green
10am – 2pm
This is a free event. More info closer to the event.

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Baby

Baby is kindly sponsored by Andrea & Fred.

 

Hi I’m teeny tiny, that’s why they call me Baby! I’m just a little girl with a big heart that wants to be loved. I can be  a little nervous but once I get to know you I’ll be putty in your hands. I’m just such a sweet little thing you will defintiely want me as your baby! Get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB:23.02.14
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not small dog tested
  • Children: Good

 

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Emmett

Hi, I’m Emmett, a little goofy lookin’ but I promise you I will be your super dooper best friend. Plus, since I’m named after Dr Emmett Brown I’m definitely interested in the future – my future! You won’t need a DeLorean or a flux capacitator to get me to my future. What you will need is a big heart and a loving home to get me to my perfect place. If you are interested in finding your houndie match get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 04.04.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not good with other dogs
  • Children: Good
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Sassy

Sassy is kindly sponsored by Lee, Teresa,Glenna, Lesley, Paul & Vanessa.

 

Hi I’m sassy and I’m Sassy! I am also a teddy bear connoisseur, so it is very important I find a family that finds me the best teddy bears in the world! Just imagine how cute I would look in my onsie, snuggled into your lap with a teddy bear tucked under my chin. Yep, You’re imagining it aren’t you? I am only a baby learning the ropes but I would love to please you and I know I will learn quickly. I am great with other dogs and kids, and I can;t wait to meet you. Get in touch with the matchmakers! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB:01.12.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good, not tested with small fluffies
  • Children: Good

 

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Chip

 

 

Chip is kindly sponsored by Shane, Emma, Alexandra, Toni, Nicole, & Fiona.

Hi I’m Chip and I have plenty of personality! I love to wiggle myself under your legs, come and and do it all over again, and give you a cheeky derp or smile. Life will definitely not be very boring without me!I am definitely a people person, and to poke my long nose into everything (including your butt!) Basically I’m a stickbeak baby exploring the world. I would be bet with a yard so no apartment in the inner west for me! I would do best with another dog to show me the ropes of pet life and some people around without long hours (well why would you want to be at work all day if you had me!)Get in touch with the matchmakers! info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 8.12.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not Tested
  • Other Dogs: not small dog tested
  • Children: good

 

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Summer

 

Summer is kindly sponsored by Danielle, Carol, Kendal, Nicole, Clyde, Deb & Jack.

Hi I’m Summer, a shameless roacher who will try it anytime, anywhere! I’m a pocket sized houndie at just 23kg but I’m full of beans and looking for a running partner. If you are fit (or would like to get fit) I may be the hound for you! Forget Jenny Craig or Lite n’ Easy, you haven’t tried Summer Bootcamp yet!! I am good with kids, but my zest for life may be too much for the littlies so no toddlers. I definitely need a yard, and lots of places to roach! If this sounds like you get in touch with the matchmakers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

 

  • DOB 18.10.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Other Dogs: Not small dog tested
  • Children: Good – no toddlers

 

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