Baby is kindly sponsored by Andrea & Fred.

Hi, I’m just a teeny tiny girl – that’s why they call me Baby! I’m 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 definitely want me as your baby!

Get in touch with the volunteers

  • DOB: 11.12.2014
  • 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 is kindly sponsored by Rogan, Katrina, Shan, Sue, Margot, Pat & Leigh.


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. Being a bit of a maverick I prefer to fly solo, so would love a place all to my own. If you are interested in finding your houndie match get in touch with the matchmakers

  • 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 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!

  • 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 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!

  • DOB: 01.12.15
  • 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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Sarah Jane

Hi I’m Sarah Jane! I’m a quieter girl that likes to snooze all day, I can be a little timid to begin with but once I get to know you I’ll love you forever. I like the boy greyhounds but the other girls cramp my style. Small human types are ok by me, but not anything small and fluffy they are too tempting! I am really so easy to please and just want to find my perfect forever home that don’t expect me to do much but be a couch ornament. If I sound like the hound for you get in touch with the vollies


  • DOB:22.01.12
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: No
  • Other Dogs: No small dogs, prefers the company of males
  • Children: Good


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Lisa (homed)

Lisa is kindly sponsored by Max, Rob & Jaci.


Hi I’m Lisa, and I would like a family with a backyard so I can show you just how good I am at zoomies! A pool isn’t essential, but you can always give me a paddle pool to cool off my paws! I am fun loving and affectionate, and I have lived in a house before. I will respond well to training because I just want to please you (and have fun, fun is important!) If you think I may be a good match for you get in touch with the volunteers


  • DOB:24.01.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: TBC
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, not tested with very small dogs
  • Children: Good


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What Makes A Rescue Tick?

Hollie – Kennel Manager Extraordinaire

Hollie is one busy lady – this superhero wears gumboots- and if she isn’t running around after the greyhounds, she’s busy cuddling them! She can usually be found with a hose in one hand, her phone in the other, and a dog (or goat!) by her side….


What is your role in GR?

I’ve been with GR for 5 years as Kennel manager/mum and an assortment of hundreds of other jobs.


How much time do you spend on your role? Weekly/Daily?

Too much! Every morning weekdays, and often afternoons as well. Plus I’m on call.


What does a typical shift/day involve for you?

Getting up early to let all the dogs in the hospital out to toilet and check on them, then all the dogs in our top kennel area. Then I go through, disinfect and hose everything, clean out torn bedding, put new bedding in, pooper scoop the yards, feed them, and then take dogs to the vets for desexing. By the time 11am rolls around I’ll have already taken a dozen phone calls as well, dropped my kids to school, and then check on the volunteers who do the bottom kennels. If a volunteer calls at the last minute unavailable I often have to do all the hounds down the bottom as well, morning and/or afternoon. I do meet and greets, pick up dogs coming in, do surrenders, collect dog food, giving advice to adoptive families who call, collect donations, and help at events.


What is the thing you like best about your role?

Being the first contact for dogs arriving to rescue, the bonding the time in the van (chucking them chicken nuggets). Meeting new dogs and seeing dogs that have been here a while finally find their perfect family.


What frustrates you about your role?

There’s always too much to do and not enough people during the week to help at kennels. Ausilia’s neverending emails, and being hounded by our paperwork nazi Kate. I would rather pick up 34 greyhounds poo all day than touch paperwork.


Anything else to add?

There’s so much going on behind the scenes that people have no idea about, I couldn’t do it without my A Team (you know who you are). I hate paperwork and getting emails, but I love my job because I love the dogs. If I could adopt them all I would, but I can’t so I live with all instead.

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Cosmo is a wonderfully loving greyhound and is always pleased to see us when we come home but is more than happy with his own company. He will always accept some cuddles and fuss but rarely comes looking for it. He is very well house trained and has never tried to get on the sofa or bed. He also passed the ‘greenhound’ test with flying colours.

He’s great on the lead but also loves being off-leash and happily trots alongside. Cosmo is not keen on long walks, so a short walk to the park with the occasional zoomie and he’s done for the day. He is gets on fine with other dogs, is actually scared of cats and not very keen on small children either!

He has recently learnt to swim and loves playing in the water at the local doggie beach and makes lots of friends, wherever he goes.

Cosmo is only 6 but would love a nice quiet, chilled out house with plenty of company.

Cosmo is:

* 6 years old

* desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated

* microchipped


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Sponsor of the Month – February

Greg & Jeannine Barrett

Birthdays: Greg – 9th Oct Jeannine -19th April

1.When and how did you first start donating to GR?

We started donating to GR shortly after we adopted Jack 4 years ago because we wanted to give back to the rescue who saved our Jack.

2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?

Yes we have Jack our rescued greyhound who turns 8 in March.

 3.How does it make you feel to sponsor?

Being a sponsor makes us feel good knowing we are helping the hounds at the shelter.

4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?

GR help greyhounds in need and having adopted Jack from GR they are close to our hearts.

5.When your friends or family find out that you sponsor a hound what do they say or ask?

They ask us what GR do with our sponsor money and they know how much we love Jack so they are happy to hear we sponsor.

6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about  or sponsoring?

We would tell them that adopting or fostering a greyhound is a wonderful way to help hounds who need a home but if you can’t then sponsoring a hound is another greyt way to help them.

7.What do you do when you aren’t working?

We spend a lot of quality time with Jack.

8.What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

We are sci-fi nuts

9.If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?

Lazy, Goofy and Loving

10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!

 Dino – he’s tall dark and handsome and we are currently one of his sponsors.

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Healthy Hound Corner – Bloat

*****All information in this article is intended as a guide only. Please see your vet for any medical concern/s with your hound*****

Like all large deep chested dogs, greyhounds are susceptible to bloat. This condition is fatal if not treated quickly enough. Bloating can occur  without warning and many owners may mistake it for indigestion. Gastric torsion will often result in a bloated belly (the ladies may look pregnant!) and you may even see the stomach twisting and turning. However, you can’t be sure that it will be that noticeable. Once the stomach starts to twist and turn it can torsion, which can be fatal. It cuts off the circulation in the stomach and blood gets pushed into the main organs while the stomach dies. Nobody wants that!!

No one really knows what causes bloat but there have been some behaviours that are exhibited by some dogs that experience bloat. Nervous or high-strung dogs can be susceptible to bloat and there is an indication that stress plays a part in the disease. Dogs that are fed dried dog food in large quantities also may experience bloat more than others. Whether this is due to some food allergy or sensitivity is not known.

Dogs that gulp a large amount of water, and gulp their meals may also can experience bloat more than others.  Gulping food from the floor rather than an elevated dish can also contribute .It might be due to the additional air that is taken in with the food that causes bloat or some other unknown factor. Popping your houndie’s food and water bowls on top of a crate is an easy option, although if you are DIY minded something more stylish like the below made with an old chair and bowl prevents the bowl moving around.

In general, a natural food diet seems to be beneficial for dogs that experience bloat. Avoid cheap kibble with high cereal content and stick with something that is more nutritious and chewy that takes longer to eat. For example offal, chicken frames, and other and raw meaty bones (also good for teeth!) It is highly recommended greyhounds be fed twice daily instead of one meal to help prevent bloat, as they are less likely to gulp their food if fed more often.

Exercise may also contribute to bloat if done just prior to eating or directly after eating. Try to exercise you dog in between meals and not close to meal times.  No vigorous exercise should be undertaken one to two hours before and after meals. Your houndie is best in the horizontal position after a meal as demonstrated here…



Above all, if you have any question whether your houndie has bloat take them immediately to your vet. Do not attempt to relieve your dog’s distress if you are not someone who knows how to do this without hurting the hound. Any big changes in your dog’s diet should also be discussed with your vet, especially if you are converting to home made meals, to ensure proper nutrition.

We hope you have a healthy happy houndie!



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