Top dog-friendly getaway ideas

Going on holidays with your dog is a terrific bonding experience, not to mention an extra-special alternative to kennelling. Including them in your plans is not only easy, it is hugely rewarding. It’s wonderful to watch them explore new places, new sights and new smells, and best of all, you don’t have to be apart from each other for even a day.

Here are some of our top getaway ideas to consider when travelling with your dog. Read More »

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5 Ways to Get Your Household Ready for a New Dog!

By Amy Wakley-Ahearn

Bringing a dog into your home can be a very exciting time for you and your family. If you haven’t had a pooch before, it can also seem a bit overwhelming, but there are some ways to your home ready for your new furkid that will help to ease the transition. Read More »

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Dog Park Etiquette

By Amy Wakley-Ahearn

Off-leash dog parks can be a great way to socialise your pooch. They provide an opportunity for your pet to run around with other dogs, experience a variety of smells and sounds and generally enjoy themselves. And they give you a chance to meet other dog lovers and have a bit of a chat.

Like all social things, there’s a bit of etiquette involved. Read More »

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Tiger (on trial)

Hi! I’m Tiger. The first thing you’ll notice about me is my very handsome black brindle coat – but don’t stop there, I’m also a lovely sweet-natured boy with plenty of cuddles to give! Other dogs aren’t a problem for me either – I’ve been very friendly with all of the other hounds I’ve met so far. And at just two years old I’m still a baby with a long life ahead of me and a whole wide world to explore.

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Simba (homed)

Hi there, my name is Simba and I’m a very timid boy looking for love. I’m looking for a home with an somebody special who is patient and experienced with dogs and will spend time getting to know me and help me blossom into a more confident hound. I like going on walks with the other greyhounds here at Greyhound Rescue, they help to feel a bit more brave about the big wide world. I’ve really come a long way since I’ve come to the kennels so I’m really hoping to find a home that will let me become the confident dog I know I can be.

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Babe (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Babe – they probably called me that for a good reason. I’m a sweet and petite little girl, and with my shiny black coat, I’m you know – a total babe! I’m calm and friendly, and when I’m not seeking out cuddles, my favourite thing is my toys – especially chasing balls. I’m friendly with most doggos that I’ve met so far, but sometimes I forget my manners when I meet new pooches… whoops… I’m still learning!
So, if you’ve got a doggy friend for me, I’d do best if they’re nice and calm.

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Max (cat tolerant) (on trial)

Hi, I’m Max! I’m a super cuddly boy and will lean right in and get as close as can for MAXimum cuddle optimisation. I’m definitely always keen for a lean! And I don’t want to boast, but I’m always impeccably dressed in the glossiest black coat you’ve ever seen – you won’t want to stop patting me! Now, I do have to tell you that I’ve had a sore paw, but it’s gotten MUCH better since I’ve been in foster – I’m definitely on the mend. I’ve got excellent manners, I walk well on lead and I’m always super friendly to everyone and everything – even cats!

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Julie

Hi there, I’m Julie! Now, don’t let my grey muzzle fool you – I’m still a young girl at only 4. What’re a few grey hairs anyway? I think they give me character! Speaking of character, I’ve got it in spades. I’m a happy girl who always has a bounce in her step and always keen to get out and about at the kennels so I can say ‘Hi’ to everyone. I’ve been polite with the other hounds I’ve met here at GR HQ, but anything small and fluffy is a bit too tempting for me so best if I don’t go to a home with any of those small doggos… BUT I’m great with small humans if you have any of those!

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Pets of the Week – Axel and Diamond (bonded pair)

Hi! We’re Axel and Diamond – we’re brother and sister and we’ve spent our whole lives together so we’re incredibly close and need to find a home together. Wherever one of us is the other won’t be far away. You see, Diamond doesn’t see so well* so Axel is our… um… guide-hound! But that definitely doesn’t slow us down at all. We are both incredibly affectionate and just love hanging around people so we can get loads of cuddles. Oh, and toys – we love them! There’s nothing better than a good run and a play with our favourite plush toys. We’re both just all around chilled out hounds that get along with other dogs big and small and kiddies too!

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April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!

 

April is ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’, and the perfect time to welcome one of these adorable couch potatoes into your household.

Cheeky Max, pictured, is just one of these greyhounds in need of a loving home. A former racer, this affectionate boy today loves nothing more than a good old cuddle, not to mention the occasional pile of laundry to climb upon and snooze the day away.

During April, Greyhound Rescue is offering a discounted adoption fee of just $250 instead of $350 per hound. With this important fee, we can pay for these beautiful dogs to have a full health check and be de-sexed, vaccinated and heartworm tested.

If you’re interested in adopting a greyhound this April, please complete our application form. The information you provide helps us match individual greyhounds with the best possible household for them, hopefully ensuring a perfect match each time.

We are a registered charity and rely solely on donations, which are tax-deductible. If you’re unable to adopt, foster a dog, or physically volunteer, why not consider sponsoring a hound, or purchasing some of our merchandise? Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

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