Penelope (Homed)

Penelope is proudly sponsored by Jordan.

She is now on trial with Ayan & Purnima.

With a sweet, loving nature, Penelope will win you over every time; you can’t help but fall for her charms.  Not only is she an attractive young dog, she’s also lots of fun, loves to play.  A game of chase is never refused and she will be happy to partake in activities with her new family as she’s full of life and enjoys every moment.  She’s very close to being the perfect dog.  With her exceptionally appealing and loving nature, she thrives on affection.  Happy to sit with you for hours if she may, and be given cuddles, relaxing by your side and snuggling but also just as happy to be going for a walk and enjoying outdoor activities.

An intelligent girl, Penelope is very food motivated, so treats work wonders and any further training should be relatively simple.  She’s happy to listen and aims to please; an easy going and beautiful natured girl. for further information on this girl please contact us via email

Penelope is:

  • 4 years old
  • Microchipped, vaccinated, and desexed
  • Located in Sydney
  • Not yet cat tested
  • Adoption cost: $350
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Willow (cat friendly) (Homed)

Willow is happily sponsored by Liz! She has gone into foster in the Blue Mountains with Kate and Murray.

Willow by name and willowy by physique! She has come from the same location as Blaze. This sweet girl is good with dogs, but is shy and timid with humans.  She can be a bit anxious, but if you stay quiet and let her come to you to investigate she will warm to you with a little persistence and patience. Her outlook on people is improving with her foster family, and she is getting on beautifully with three dogs, four cats,and chickens. She adores smaller dogs and is fine with kids. Her confidence will continue to improve walking and spending time with more confident playmates that will still give her a bit of space. She loves soft toys  to snuggle up to when a human isn’t available, good walks, and the occasional zoomie. She can be a little bit cheeky and likes to hoard her foster mum’s socks! Willow would most likely suit a quieter household with a confident dog companion where her family is home a fair bit and willing to give her time to build up her confidence.  If you think she might make the perfect addition to your couch please contact us!

  • 3 years old (DOB 29.3.11)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Sydney
  • cat friendly
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Emmy (adopted)

Poor little Emmy’s world was recently turned upside-down when her elderly
owner and constant companion was taken to a nursing home. Emmy found herself
back at the rescue kennels after many years as a much-loved family pet and
her little heart was completely broken.  Thankfully one of our Canberra
fosters, ‘Grandma Jan’ took pity on Emmy and decided to foster her, just to
get her out of the kennel. 

Emmy has perked up considerably since being in a home (see the picture of
her roaching!) and she is now waiting patiently for the next chapter of her
life.  This beautiful girl is toilet trained, sleeps quietly through the
night and is generally a very low-maintenance girl. She is extremely
affectionate and wants for nothing more than to be cuddled and stroked. She
has a wonderful affinity with children and has been following Grandma Jan’s
grandchildren around trying to get pats! 

Could somebody please give this lovely older girl a second chance? 

*    Around 7 – 8 years old 
*    desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
*    adoption costs $350 
*    located in Canberra
*    not cat tested yet

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Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st


Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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Libby (Homed)

When is a greyhound not quite a greyhound? When she is a greyhound/wolfhound cross! ? Gorgeous Libby is a recent save from Canberra pound and what a wonderful save it is! As crosses go, she’s pretty perfect; she is smallish (about the same size as an average female grey) and has all of those greyhound qualities we know and love (being lazy, roaching, beautiful manners, affectionate) but has the gorgeous fuzzy face of a wolfhound and because she’s a cross won’t ever need a muzzle. Libby is house-trained, sleeps quietly through the night, walks beautifully on lead and loves dogs, kids and everyone she meets. We think Libby is particularly suited to a home with children – she’s so lovely and gentle. Libby has been known to jump fences in her previous life – so high, secure fences or better still, an at-home-all-day owner would be just what Libby needs.
She is currently quite underweight and her foster carers are working to get her weight up, which hopefully won’t take long. Let’s hope the next chapter of this girl’s life is a little happier than her past chapter – we are sure it will be!

Libby is:

  • About four years old
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Not tested with cats
  • Located in Canberra
  • Adoption cost: $350

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Oscar (Homed)





Oscar is sponsored by Susan.

Oscar arrived with his litter mates, Brocky and Murphy. He is a lovely young 2 year old white and tan boy. The most laid back of the three brothers he is sweet, gentle and affectionate. Oscar loves playtime but is perfectly happy just chilling out with our volunteers getting ear rubs and cuddles. He is good with children over 5, other dogs, but not with cats. He would make a lovely addition to any family!

Oscar has now moved to Canberra for foster, and this is what his foster family has to say about him:

“Canberra has gone (Oscar) Wilde over this beautiful boy who is the brother
of the other Irish lads, Brocky and Murphy, who are equally as gorgeous.
Just like his Irish poet namesake, Oscar is stylish, soulful, gentle and
with perfect manners both inside and outside the house. He sleeps quietly
through the night, is house-trained, is lovely with other dogs big and small
and really seems to enjoy the company of children – following my daughters
around the house asking for more cuddles. He is also quite playful and
enjoys a game of chasey and fetch in the back yard.  Oscar would make a
perfect family dog, so if you can picture this (Dorian) grey in your family
– give us a call!”

  • DOB: Approx. March 2012
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heart worm tested and treated
  • Not cat friendly
  • Located in Canberra
  • adoption costs $350
  • Please contact:


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Lilly (cat friendly) (homed)

Lilly has travelled all the way to Melbourne and is currently on trial!
Easily pleased, Lilly simply longs for love.  She appears to be in good condition. Lilly is rather small in size, with a beautiful white coat displaying black spotted markings.  An attractive dog, she has both good looks and a loving nature in her favour.  She is gentle, placid, and quiet.  This beautiful dog will make an ideal companion for a family who is looking for a gentle natured dog to join their family, their home and their lives.  She is an absolute delight.
If you are interested in Lilly please get in touch with us
Lilly is:
  • DOB 24.7.12
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Canberra
  • cat friendly
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Toby (Homed)

Toby has found his forever home!
Male – 2yrs – In foster (Canberra-based).

Tell us about yourself, Toby.

“I have a tail that wags all the time, like ALL the time in a circle like a helicopter. I love walks, cuddles, food (*drools), roaching, playing with my greyhound siblings and investigating all the new sights and sounds of a house with children and parrots. I have learnt stairs, wait, walks, where I eat my dinner and go potty all in under a fortnight so my foster mum says I’m pretty smart.”

What is your ideal home like?
I suit experienced greyhound owners.
Kids are cool (my foster home has 3 kids aged 1-12)
I need dog friends (med-lge breed at this stage, thanks)!
I haven’t had any cat dates yet…

I want to know more about you, Toby!
Cool, please contact my Canberra assistant, Cindy 0420 341 693 or email

(thanks to Gabi for this wonderful profile)

Toby is:

  • 2 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $350
  • located in Canberra
  • not yet cat tested
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Maisy (homed)



Sweet Maisy is being sponsored by  Katrina and Rogan.

Maisy is in foster care with Ragna.

Maisy was a recent save from the Canberra Pound.  Her condition; dull coat, underweight, cut and bruises and very sad eyes suggest a life of neglect and hardship, but this is all going to change now that she has come into Greyhound Rescue!  She is like a different girl already and has even been ‘smiling’ and wagging at the kennel volunteers for the past few days.  Maisy is so grateful to be out of the pound that she has very quickly become a real ‘smoocher’ – she is desperate for love and cuddles.

“We believe that Maisy may have already spent some time in a home, so she will adjust quickly to a home environment. She has also had some basic lead training but will need somebody prepared to spend time on developing her skills further.  Training Maisy will be a breeze because she is so eager to please and receive praise. Please consider giving this lovely girl a fur-ever home.

Maisy is:

  • 5 years old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located in  Sydney
  • adoption costs $350
  • not cat friendly
  • Please contact:
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