Bentley (Homed)


Bentley is proudly sponsored by Alexandria!


Another handsome black boy, Bentley arrived to us with his sister Sox from the Hunter Valley. He is a brother also to Trixie and Belle. While they have all found their homes long ago Boofa patiently waits…and waits.

“I’m Bentley and I have been waiting a year now for my forever family! I don’t know why people keep looking past me, I have one of the cutest greyhound faces you’ve ever seen, and I’ve learned a lot from the volunteers while I’ve been looking for a home. I am quite good on the lead now, and I haven’t lost any of my cheeky personality and charm while I gained some manners!  I recently was an ambassador at the Hawkesbury Show for GR and I loved all the kids giving me pats, and cuddles – not to mention hanging out with everybody. Well…actually, I spent  a lot of time chilling out on a comfy bed while everybody came and patted me. I’m a pretty lazy kind of guy. I’m highly trained in the Couch Anchoring Business and I’m looking for a family that needs to make sure their couch doesn’t fly away. I can even do two jobs at once and give you cuddles! If I could just find that one person who will give me a chance and find out what a great dog I am I would be set. Do you think you might be the one I’ve been waiting for? Then get into contact with my people!”

Bentley is:

  • 4 years old (dob 13.2.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300 ($350 from August 1st 2014)
  • located in Canberra
  • potentially small dog tolerant
  • not cat tolerant
  • Child friendly



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Tilly (Homed)

Tilly is proudly sponsored by Shane.

She is an easy going young lady who has never raced , but  also quite a cheeky girl and was happy playing up for the camera and poking out her tongue when we were trying to get some photos of her during playtime! She is quite good on the lead and loves giving you a lean and a lick in thanks. This gorgeous lady grey could not disappoint you!

Thanks to all who chose a name for this darling who was called Gurty. We had heaps of wonderful names, we hope to use in the future!

We got a few recommendations saying to keep her name and we almost agreed but then felt a fresh start was needed for this special lady who needs to move on from her past.

So we decided it would be right in naming her Tilly, short for Matilda in support of the weekend she began her new life!

Thank you very much to Melissa, Alice and Rachel who nominated this name

  • DOB 19.05.10
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat friendly
  • Located in Sydney
  • adoption costs $350
  • Please


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Beau (puppy) (homed)

Beau is an adorable little black greyhound boy puppy aged at only 10 weeks!

Beau is a very special boy who arrived with a healed fractured back leg due due to a metabolic bone disorder. A diet of excellent quality puppy biscuits was all that was needed for his bones to harden and heal so he will be strong enough for an operation where there will be a pin placed to correct the deformed healed fracture. The recovery time is quick at only 3/4 weeks with a few bandage changes and confinement, not total crating. This means he can lead walk and roam free at home but no jumping or rough play during this time.

Beau is looking for his forever home to come along where they can give give him the TLC, patience and training he will need post operation so not to move him him from foster to foster. The operation will be around the 12th of January with Mosman Veterinary Hospital in Mosman, Sydney so he will be ready around then to trial his forever family. We ask that the forever home is willing to take him to his post opp check up at Mosman Vet, about 3/4 weeks after his operation. All vet work in relation to this injury is totally covered by Greyhound Rescue. He may require a few trips to Physio, which we are also happy to reimburse.

His current foster says: “What do I write about him? He is the cutest little nugget ever? Heart stealer? Endearing tiny black dog? Perfect therapy? Wakes me up at 5am? Gives awesome kisses? There is no end to his cuteness….

He has learned to sit and shake hands. He is so clever. Is a favourite on the bay here. People come out of their homes to hug him, and he is such a good sport.

He loves a shoe. Loves a leaf, loves bringing everything inside with him!

Love him to bits. And my iggys love him to bits!!”

Beau is currently in foster with Jess and her 2 Italian greyhounds and has also spent time with adult greyhounds and little terriers. He is encouraged to ‘be calm’ on his bed/mat/crate. He has responded well to positive reinforcement making it easy to train him.

Beau is cat friendly however being a puppy he will test his boundaries so it will be down to the Carer to ensure a happy medium between cats and Beau.

This little delight, like all the puppies, will need to attend a good puppy school – which our behaviourist Bobby will be able to recommend in your area. He will also require consistent basic obedience training at home. Fear not! Beau will come with a puppy manual donated to us by Mali from well established dog training and walking business; See Spot Run.

Beau will be required to be desexed at a minimum of 6 months of age, so it is requested that you are able to travel to one of our recommended vets or pay the surplus in desexing costs at a vet you trust. He will be ‘on trial’ until desexed due to policy that we will not rehome un-desexed dogs. He does not have ear tags so may not officially require the muzzle.

Please visit for the application form and email to The next step will be a house check and then a meeting may be arranged 🙂

If you think you are ready for the commitment of a little puppy we would LOVE to hear from you!

Beau is:

– 10/11 weeks old
– at 6 months, will be desexed
– currently microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
– adoption costs $450
– located in Sydney
– cat friendly

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Pete (Homed)

Pete is proudly sponsored by  Edina & Matt!

My name’s Pete and I am a toy tester. Especially a squeaky toy tester. What I need is someone who would be nice enough to give me some digs where I can maybe have a nice soft bed to hide…I mean…display my collection to test and maybe even help me add to it? And maybe, you can come and help me make sure they all work the way they are supposed to. It takes  a very long time, and I’m not sure if any other doggy will be able to use them when I’ve finished testing, but it’s a tough job and somedoggy’s gotta do it. I don’t think cats are very good at that job, so you really don’t need one of those and me. But with a tall dark and handsome guy to live with (that would be me) you really wouldn’t need one of those in your life would you?

  • DOB 22.2.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not cat friendly
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Sooty (Homed)

Sooty is a handsome black boy who basks in lots of attention. He loves cuddles and ear rubs, playing in the yard with our volunteers and walks well on the lead. He would suit a family who can give him the time he craves, and would love to be busted out of kennels. He is the type that would like to join his family in whatever they are doing and wherever they are going – he wouldn’t like to be left alone without company for too long. With his excellent “woe” face we are sure he will have you wrapped around his paw in no time! He has the potential to be cat tolerant but wold require further testing and/or a confident owner to trial with small fluffies. If you would like to meet Sooty please contact us directly and not in the comments so we can answer you as quickly as possible :

  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Potentially cat tolerant


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Eddie (Homed)

Eddie is sponsored by Nicole!


Eddie is one of those unusual looking blue boys with stunning eyes that go straight to your soul. He is very playful, loves toys and will gleefully pounce on the softies tossed for him in the yard. He could do with a bit of TLC on his coat which will be fixed up with lots of yummy sardines and brushing – our volunteers are working on it , but he would do so much better in a home. He is a cuddly smoochy boy but alas he is a bit too interested in small fluffies! If small and fluffy isn’t your cup of tea either and could offer Eddie a foster or forever home please contact us

  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not cat friendly


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Felix (Homed)

Welcome to rescue puppy Felix! Felix is a seven month old puppy (estimated) who is a recent save from Griffith NSW where he was found wandering the streets starved and miserable. After a few weeks in loving foster care, Felix has gained weight, come out of his shell and is now thankfully displaying typical puppy behaviours like nibbling on everything in sight, stealing Christmas presents from under the tree and generally having the most wonderful time!
He is charming and people focused boy who everyone falls in love with – and we’d love him to grow up with a fun family who will give him the life he deserves.  Felix has never raced and tested very well with cats – he showed interest but no aggression – so with some training we think he could live comfortably with confident feline friends. His feet are quite dainty and he may be a whippet cross instead of a pure greyhound – and he is heart meltingly gorgeous!! 
Felix is very intelligent, affectionate and food-motivated and as such, has responded to well to training – he is already almost fully house trained and walks beautifully on lead. He also plays fetch and plays an awesome game of piggy in the middle.  He can play roughly at times with our dogs and children (in true puppy style) and would benefit from having a patient older doggy friend to teach him the ropes. We’d love him to go to a family with older children as he just loves playing!  If you would like to meet this adorable boy, contact us!
Felix is:
  • about seven months old
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350
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Bambi (Homed)


Bambi is a 1 and half year old (supermodel!) greyhound. She is tall, slender and just loves to have fun! She is in foster with Parissa in Canberra and waits patiently for her cat friendly and/or kid friendly forever home!

Parissa writes: “Bambi is a sweet, playful, and loving girl. Well behaved and quick to learn, with excellent recall ability. Pleasant (and friendly) around children and cats, she makes the perfect family pet! She poses no difficulty when it comes to the lead, and absolutely loves playing sprint or chase games in the backyard. If permitted, she’ll want to cuddle you whenever she can – on the couch watching something, or even just catching some Z’s on the bed! Incredibly intelligent, as she will fit in to your routine and has quite the unique personality. And we can’t forget her doe eyes; it’s hard not to love this amazing creature. She is an adventurer to the core, trying new things and working with you until it’s just right. In this respect, she is looking for her forever home, where she may live and further grow with her companion(s) to form a highly enriched way of life. Perhaps you’d like to be it? :)”

Get in touch now if you would like to meet Bambi now!

Bambi is:

  • DOB 27.5.13
  • Desexed, microschipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350


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Marley (Cat Tolerant) (Homed)

Marley is kindly sponsored by Nerida. She is being fostered by Naomi and family who have this to say about her:

“Marley is a small two year old girl who is cautious and shy but very curious and eager to learn. She will take some time to give you her heart, however, once she does she is all in and watch out for the big cuddles and kisses coming your way and in abundance.  Once Marley has settled in, she is a very playful and cheeky girl who loves her toys and blanket and she is more than happy to share. Marley is happiest when she is close by to her humans and will come looking for you if you disappear for too long.

Marley settles well at night time and will sleep through. While in foster care she has decided the master bed is the place to be at night, what can I say she loves company! During the day she will happily find her dog bed or couch.  She is house trained and will let you know when its time for you to let her outside.  She loves her walks and walks very nicely on lead and shows lovely manners. She settles well inside and if she has some company will happily find her bed outside.

Marley quite enjoys the busyness of a family home and would suit a family with children who are a little older (8+) and can understand her need to get to know everyone at her own pace.  Marley also has the requirement of being homed with another dog who can show her the ropes. She likes all types of dogs big and small.

Miss Marley is currently living in foster in the ACT with a busy family. A greyhound, two small dogs, a cat and two children (over 8 years old), she is getting on very well with all and is enjoying learning to be part of a busy family.

If you are looking for a beautiful and loving addition to your family and wanting to continue Marley’s discovery of this fabulous life, she may be just the girl you have been looking for!”

Marley is:

  • DOB 6.1.13
  • Desexed, microschipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Cat tolerant
  • Adoption cost $350


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Issa (Homed)

Sponsored by Rogan and Katrina Bucke, thank you!

Issa here is still in puppy  mode at almost 2 years old and has a huge zest for life. She is a very good smoocher, and loves company. She is quite energetic on the lead but with a family who puts the time into her she will learn very quickly what it means to be a pet. She would be best with a family without very young children but if you happen to be the get up and go type she would make an excellent companion to bounce out of bed with in the morning!

Issa is:

  • 2 years old DOB 31.12.12
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not yet cat tested


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