Novus (Homed)

Novus is Sponsored by Teresa Savage, thank you!

Novus is a small boy who came to us from Hawkesbury Pound. He is excellent on lead, and very gentle. He might be teeny tiny in stature but he is a Goliath of love at heart!  He loves to splash in the water and zoom around, adores to be brushed and cuddled and would make a great pet! If you would like to meet this boy and make him him yours please contact us

Novus is:

  • 2 years old (DOB 16.11.12)
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350
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Vuzzy (cat friendly) (Homed)


Say hello to Vuzzy, a very handsome blue and white older gentleman who has come to us here at GR. Vuzzy is extra special due to his age and is classed as a sanctuary dog. This means that GR covers his vet expenses for the rest of his life. Don’t pass him over just because he is an older dog, they not only have just as much (and often more!) love to give than puppies, but have a wonderful calm and wisdom about them which they often impart to the young whipper snappers.

He has just arrived to Canberra and his foster mum Jane says: “Mr Vuzzy is a newcomer on the scene. Having just graduated from the School of Hard Knocks as a mature age student, he’s looking forward to putting the many skills he has learnt over the years into good use. “Really” he said “I’m not looking for a tough gig. I believe my agent may have something lined up for me already. What I’d really like is something involving a few couches on the set – those director’s chairs are, I’m afraid, just not quite big enough for me.” Mr Vuzzy had to leave for his make-up call, and Gossip Hound certainly hopes that someone out there will see the benefits of engaging an older soul to keep them company. ”

Vuzzy has potential to be cat friendly!

Vuzzy is:

Approximately 11 years old (DOB TBC)

Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

Located in Canberra

Not yet cat tested

Adoption cost : please contact us for details

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Freddy (Homed)

Thanks Jade for sponsoring Freddy.


Freddy is a very shy black boy that has obviously been through quite a lot. When he first arrived to us all he would do is huddle back against the wall and he could not look our volunteers in the eye. Thanks to the kennel volunteers he is slowly coming out of his shell and becoming more relaxed around people. He prefers the lady greys and dogs smaller than he is so he does not feel overwhelmed. He is heading to foster in Canberra. Since he is so shy he needs a relaxed home without a lot of noise, and a family who can put the time into gaining his trust and love. If you think your heart is big enough for Freddy please contact us

Freddy is:

  • Age TBC
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost $350


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Lorrie (Homed)

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Lorrie is currently sponsored by Emma Goodwin. Thanks Emma!

Lorrie here is a quiet 4 year old brindle girl, and is very good with other dogs. Typical of a greyhound she loves people, and is also good with children. She is waiting patiently for her forever home – if you like the look of Lorrie and want to know more about her or meet her please contact us

Lorrie is:

  • 4 years old (DOB TBC)
  • desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption cost $350
  • Not yet cat tested
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Fencing Fundraiser


Some of you may know from our post on our Facebook page, that we have secured NEW KENNELS! We are having to move out of our current kennels due to council compulsory purchase. We are very lucky that one of our volunteers got word of a fantastic new place and it didn’t take long for us to sign the lease.

The property shows so much potential, it does need some TLC and perhaps a few trades here and there….

The first step was to emergency re-roof our hospital wing as we found out during some heavy rain that there are quite a few large leaks! Peter Batkin along with donations from Kelly and her dad Ian have managed to sort this first step – thank you for your generosity guys 🙂

The next was to colour bond fence our boundary for privacy and security which cost $5000 and a fundraiser run by Jordan Rivkin managed to cover this thanks to some generous donators! Thank you to all who donated to Jordan’s fundraiser and especially to Jordan himself for thinking of us 🙂

Now, we have a big one… In order to start the big move, we have to build chain link fencing for the runs so our greyhounds can securely zoom and play whilst the kennels are being cleaned daily. This fencing has cost us $15,000 and we urgently need your donations to help us cover this cost.

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You can donate below through either PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

We understand that not all can donate but if you are local to the Rouse Hill/Riverstone area and would like to help us with our fencing working bee which will be on the weekend of the 29th and 30th, Saturday and Sunday please email We will require handymen/women and those who can heavy lift.

We will organise for a BBQ, some beers and softs to help fuel you along!

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Janet, Peter and the team at Greyhound Rescue


Direct Bank Transfer

AccountName:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: FENCE


Please send an accompanying email to with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

NOTE: All donations are tax deductible.

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Charlotte (Wolfhound x) (Homed)

The lovely Miss Charlotte was a recent save from our ranger friends at Queanbeyan pound. How a pooch this beautiful, affectionate, intelligent and eager to please ends up at the pound at such a young age is beyond me. Everyone who meets this little girl falls in love with her – she is so people-focused and super affectionate! Charlotte is not as big as a greyhound but shares a number of greyhound traits like a love of belly rubs and lazing on the couch! As she is only a young girl, she would benefit from a fairly active family environment and would do really well at obedience training or even agility.  We are not sure what she is crossed with (or if there is much greyhound in there at all!) – but who cares? She’s gorgeous! She also walks well on lead, is house trained and gets along with other dogs of all shapes and sizes.  If you would like to make Charlotte a part of your fur family, please pop your application in, but be quick – dogs this gorgeous don’t last very long and our woolfy crosses are very popular!     
Charlotte is: 
  • 18 months old
  • Will be microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350

If you would like more info on Charlotte or if you would like to arrange to meet her please contact

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ACT Greyhound Cocktail Evening



When: Friday, 20 February 2015
Where: Tuggeranong Homestead
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2905
Cost: $70pp inc canapés
Dress: Cocktail attire

Guest speakers: Dr Michael Archinal Veterinarian and published author of Animal Wisdom & Sharyn Watson Executive Director of The Medical Advances Without Animals Trust

RSVP: before 6th of February. Payment confirms booking. Please include dietary requirements, all are catered for.

Volunteer Natalie who is mum to ex Greyhound Rescue hounds Kayden and Lizzie has organised a super evening where we can all dress up in the name of Greyhound Rescue! Thank you Natalie for organising such a wonderful event – the first of its kind in support of our hounds at Greyhound Rescue!

The night will involve listening to two fabulous speakers, not to be missed.

Many awesome items will be auctioned during the event.



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Nominate Greyhound Rescue!


Dick Smith will be giving away $1m in 2014. Half of which has already been donated. The remaining $500,000 will be allocated at the end of the year. One of our volunteers has nominated us to be one of those charities!

You can help! Vote for us:

It’s very simple! Just take a photograph of any Dick Smith Foods product(s) in your pantry and text* or email it to together with your nomination of GREYHOUND RESCUE to get points for us to become one of the top 10 by the end of the year!

The more DS products the more points! You can also include your name and it will be added to their website so you know you have reached them and your vote has been recorded.

*It does sound strange, but believe it or not you can put an email address on the phone number field for texting and it will come through!

Please share and vote, for the Greyhound Rescue greyhounds!!!

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Minnie (Homed)

Minnie has now been adopted and her new family wanted to share what a wonderful addition to the family she is!

“When we lost a dog recently I really wanted to rescue a greyhound after meeting other local rescue greyhounds.   They seemed like the perfect pet, patient with kids, walk easily on the lead, like to sleep, don’t smell and very affectionate.   My husband however was not so convinced. He didn’t see their playful side.   I knew that when we adopted a greyhound, they would then be excited and affectionate and playful with him as they would know him.
We searched through the available dogs on greyhound rescue and eventually were recommended to meet (because of the forms we filled out) a quite girl called Minnie.  We went to meet Minnie with our other dog Elvis, a fox terrier.  Minnie was affectionate and lovely.  So a few weeks later we brought her home (after finishing our new fences).
Minnie has very quickly adapted into be a pet and welcomed member of our family.  She gets on very well with Elvis and lives up to all the reasons i wanted a greyhound in the first place.  My husband is smitten with her and brings home dog treats most days.  She is playful and so excited to see us when we get home she runs around in circles as she doesn’t know how else to contain her excitement.  She soon discovered the corner of the lounge that is hers and also sneaks up to our bed at night to lie on the end.  We don’t mind this but if we say no she sleeps on the floor next to the bed or goes back downstairs to the lounge.
She has learnt to play at the park and has learn’t recall.  Returning a ball hasn’t quite been mastered yet.  She has zero aggression which makes it so easy to take her out everywhere with us.  She recognises all of our friends after their first visit and when friends visit she has to greet all of them one buy one with a never-ending wagging tail and wet nose, before deciding who she shall sit with.  Most of my friends didn’t like greyhounds and tried to talk me out of adoption,  until they met Minnie……….A few of them are now even  trailing through the rescue sites wanting to adopt. Everyone who has met her fusses over her overtime they visit.
Minnie is also the perfect pet for a child.  Normally I would be wary of a rescue dog with a child but my 8 year old daughter constantly plays with her and Minnie loves it.  She is so easy going and just wants to be loved and with us. The fact that greyhounds also love to sleep means she isn’t destroying our yard and garden through boredom when we are at work.
So if you are looking for a pet that will just wants love and affection, doesn’t smell, loves to sleep,  is easy to walk and will follow you around the house to be near you (while she sleeps at your feet) maybe a greyhound could be the perfect pet. A greyhound was for us. “
  • DOB 2/1/10
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not cat friendly
  • Adoption cost $350
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Geoffrey (Homed)

Geoffrey is a blue boy that is currently in foster in Canberra. the Canberra crew tell us “Geoffrey is a stunning blue 4yo boy. He only finished his racing life at the end of October so is adjusting to being in a home. He is bright, and eager to please. He is a fast learner and loves his human company. Geoffrey has had contact with varying sized dogs and is fine with them all. He has recently discovered his playful side and we now have daily playtime with his various toys. He eats well and has greatly improved with being house trained. He now comes to tell me when he needs to go outside. Geoffrey is quite a sensitive soul. He walks beautifully on lead and loves his daily walks. This boy would dearly love a forever home where his people are not gone for long periods of time and would also be happy with a hound friend. Geoffrey is a delight and once settled, is very much a ‘lounge boy’.”
Geoffrey is:
  • 4 years old
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost $350


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