Cashmere (Cat Friendly) (homed)

 

Cashmere has found her forever home with Alicia!

Thanks Macha for sponsoring Cashmere!

Our lovely Cashmere here is only 18 months old and wasn’t very good at training how to race! She is cat friendly and has the loveliest coat and smile, these photos do not do her justice. She is still so young and a bundle of energy, she will need someone who can giver her the time to settle and some obedience training.

Cashmere is:

  • Age 18 months
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • cat friendly
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Zoey (cat and chicken friendly) (Homed)

Zoey is just three years old. A truly sweet dog, walks beautifully on the lead and is gentle and affectionate. She is good with other dogs, cats and chickens, but would not suit a house with young children who run around and make a lot of noise. She is a very gentle dog and loves to play and go for her walks and she rides in a car well.

Please get in touch if you  are interested in fostering or adopting her with your cat. Zoey is:

  • 3 years old (dob Jan 2011)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located Sydney
  • adoption costs $300
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Bobby (cat friendly) (Homed)

 

Bobby is a well mannered, happy boy. He waits patiently for his walks and loves a good pat and a brush. Bobby is a quiet achiever and is loved by everyone who meets him. One of our volunteers describes him as: ‘Lovable and a perfect best friend’. He is just a beautiful boy!

Bobby is:

  • 5 years old (dob 1.8.08)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • cat friendly!
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Rosie (Homed)

Look at this gorgeous lady grey. Her name is Rosie and she is 8 years of age. She is a real sweetie and enjoyed posing for the camera! Rosie arrived with young one Rupert but we are not sure if he is one of her pups. Alyson and Isobelle who help at our kennels write the following about this lovely lass: “This little girl is just light, soft and gentle. She is ready to be a pet as she is a snuggler and reminds us a lot of our Betty greyhound who settled into our home wonderfully. She is easy to walk, sit with and responds well to commands.”

Rosie is:

  • 8 yrs old
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located Wollongong
  • adoption costs $300
  • not yet cat tested
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Herbie (puppy) (homed)

 

Herbie is a very young and cute greyhound cross puppy! We estimate his age to be around 3 months, so 16 weeks – a bubby!

This delightful little man is in foster with Hollie in the Sydney region. He is available for adoption in NSW.

Herbie is very new and as he is young and we learn more about him everyday. But naturally for greyhound puppies, they are quite high energy and need stimulation and training in order to become the calm, well natured greyhound that we all know. He does not have ear tags and will not require a muzzle

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

Herbie will be required to be desexed at 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. Herbie will be ‘on trial’ until desexed due to policy that we will not rehome un-desexed dogs.

Please visit http://greyhoundrescue.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/GR-New-Adoption-and-Foster-Application.doc for the application form and email to peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au. The next step will be a house check and then a meeting may be arranged 🙂

We look forward to hearing from you!

Herbie is:

  • 16 weeks old (dob unknown)
  • (to be) desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $450
  • located in Sydney
  • not yet cat tested
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Indiana (adopted)

I am adopted.

Indi is a gentle giant aged 5 young years. He is a reddy/light fawn with a happy smile. Indi is a big boy but very sweet and gentle. He was very excited to have visitors and loved to have his back scratched. Indi will make an excellent companion. He would need a couple of gentle walks a day, possibly one of them to include somewhere he can do a quick zoomie.

One of our volunteers visited kennels, Indi just patiently and quietly waited his turn for attention and then lapped it all up 🙂

He is one of many many new arrivals. Please, please get in touch if you can foster – we would love to get Indiana and all the others into a foster to learn the ropes of being a house pet.

Indiana is:

  • 5 years old (dob 2.8.07)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located Sydney
  • adoption costs $300
  • not cat friendly
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The Greys Matter Newsletter – Issue 5

Welcome to this issue of ‘The Greys Matter’.  We have lots of news and plenty of interesting letters and articles.  You can hear about big Bob and Millie’s new home.  You can also check out how the greys in Canberra have been meeting up.  And have you considered that veganism for your hounds really is a viable alternative, the benefits and why.

The Greys Matter – Issue 5

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this edition.  Please keep your letters and stories coming in. Write to me at joeturton@outlook.com.

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Indy (adopted)

Adopted!

Indy has found his forever home now and is such a happy boy.

Indy, short for Indigo was picked up by the volunteer who chose this unique name for him just recently from Blacktown pound. He is brilliant in the car, good on the lead, friendly and extremely well behaved. Calm and gentle despite what he’s just been through. He also has the most remarkable backwards folding ears!

Indy is eager to please and a happy-go-lucky boy who would love nothing more than to join a family who will give him his walks but also allow him to be a lazy lounge lizard when it suits him. He is very food focussed so any training should come easy.  Having come from the pound and a likely life of racing, he is a little worse for wear with a dull coat and is somewhat underweight, but our aim is to have this boy in top condition in no time.

With a gentle and loving temperament, which is typical of the greyhound breed – Indy is very worthy of consideration and deserves to be in a foster or forever home.  He doesn’t ask for much; just to be happy with a family who will love and care for him.
Indy is not cat friendly.
Indy is:
  • 3 years (dob June 09)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated* located- Sydney* adoption costs $300
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
  • not cat friendly
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North Face 50km

A few observant folk have pointed out that I’ve never got round to posting a final update on running the North Face 50km trail run back in May.  So having just obtained a few pics of the event I thought I’d let my kind supporters know how it went… and THANK YOU of course for all the great support! It’s raised over $2,000 for the guys at Greyhound Rescue and I know they were extremely grateful for the much-needed cash. So if you’ve got a spare 20hrs or so please read about my day below… and the website’s still open if anyone feels inclined to donate more after reading!! https://give.everydayhero.com/au/john-mcfadzean

I was running the North Face 50, a 50km trail run through the beautiful Blue Mountains around Katoomba, as the 2nd of 2 endurance events I signed up to this year (the first being the 3 Peaks 235km cycle around Falls Creek). Having run a lot of trails around Sydney’s Northern Beaches in the build up to the event I was under no illusions about just how much effort was involved running that distance with so much climbing (over 2000m!)

The morning of the race was glorious- it seemed we were lucky to be getting one of those idyllic clear, crisp (albeit a little cold first thing) Blue Mountains days. Having eaten my porridge and chia seeds (secret weapon and energy source of the Incas- they’re still going strong, right?!) and prepared my food for the run (bananas, dried figs, mashed sweet potato, and some dodgy home-made energy bars- mmmm!) Mel dropped me off at the start line in the Fairmont Hotel, Leura, happy in the knowledge that this would be the last time she’d be called on for support duties!

The race kicked off at a respectable 8am, and with the sunshine starting to take the chill out of the air the atmosphere was pretty festive. As we crossed the start line I felt great, a week of very little running before the race had cleared up any niggling aches and pains. As we left the Fairmont gardens to join the first of the day’s trails I got into a solid pace which I knew I could maintain and started to move up through the field a little. Straight away the trail began to narrow, plunging and climbing around the gullies and cliffs edging Leura, an immediate indication of the terrain we’d be facing for the rest of the day.

At this time in the morning the sun was still coming in sideways, making running through the woods both stunning and a little arduous as the rays through the trees led to a constant strobing light and shade effect as we ran. At least this is the excuse I’m going with for what happened next…

Hundreds of kilometres of training, hours and hours of trails without a single mishap, yet despite all of this on the 4th kilometre of running today I failed to notice a tree root, twisting my ankle badly on it, and fell head over heels coming down hard on my knee. I quickly jumped to my feet, rubbed the damned ankle to check it didn’t feel broken, and carried on running. It was immediately sore, and my knee ached with some pretty dramatic blood streaming down my leg. The thought of running 46kms on hilly trails at the best of times is pretty daunting, so this development had really spiced things up!

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There were 2 checkpoints- at 11km and 37km, and I thought I’d see if I could make it to the first checkpoint before deciding whether to continue. By about 8kms in my ankle and calf had turned a pretty unpleasant blue colour and was already swollen. At the 1st checkpoint my ankle had swollen to the extent that I had to loosen my trainer, so clearly I had to make a decision. All those miles of training, all those kind donations…

So with a combination of unreasonable optimism, anger at myself, a little stubbornness, and even a little nagging thought that ‘well, dying trying makes for a better story than just giving up’, I decided to go for it.

There was no point in going slowly as that would just prolong the pain, and even stopping for a couple of minutes at the checkpoint had caused my ankle and knee to begin to seize up. Ironically, it was going downhill which hurt the most and I was reduced to a hobble on the serious downhill stages, meaning that I had to make up time going uphill. So began a long day of being passed by people going downhill, only to be re-acquainted with them going up- not the ideal use of energy! The scenery was a fantastic distraction from all the hills, but it was astonishing just how hilly this route was- I honestly don’t remember a single flat bit of track. As we hit 25kms my food was keeping my energy levels up and I was in a near hallucinogenic state which actually felt pretty good (seems that pain and joy aren’t all that far apart!)

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Then came the steps. Oh the steps! After a lengthy hill climb from the bottom of the forest valley I was faced with a cliff leading up to Katoomba. The Giant Stairway is an incredible engineering feat of around 1000 steps clinging to the side of the cliff which rises a few hundred metres, and it is a very tough climb, especially after 25kms. At the top I naively thought that was the end of the steps experience…
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We reached the 2nd checkpoint at 37kms, I was exhausted but pretty sure I could finish. The checkpoint had loads of food and drinks and a well-meaning medic who insisted on treating my dodgy looking knee. He was quite concerned about it so I decided not to show him my ankle which looked really quite scary by this stage. After a day of eating all the right things to keep me going I spotted a huge box of gummy snakes, bears etc, and concluded the last 13 kms would be completed on a massive sugar-high!

Man I underestimated that last 13 kms- up and down and up the steps we went along the cliffs. Just when you thought you were on the same level as the finish line we’d plunge down another set of steps into another gully. I don’t think I’ve ever heard so much colourful language about steps before!

With 6 Hrs 45 mins on the clock I finally crossed the finish line in Fairmont Hotel gardens, Leura- exhausted, slightly delirious, and really quite proud of what can be achieved when you put your mind to something.

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John.

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Monty (homed)

“I am being sponsored by Lee! Thank you! Please visit Sponsor a Hound if you wish to sponsor another of my kennel mates :)”

Here is an update from Monty’s foster.

Not only is this chap  stunningly handsome, he has beautiful inside  manners, walks nicely on lead, is completely housetrained, sleeps quietly through the night and  unlike some boys, he doesn’t mark (feel the need to piddle on everything…)  when walking.  He is absolutely wonderful with our children and is a very happy, smiley, relaxed and smoochy boy who just loves to be with people.  He get  along well with other dogs of all shapes and sizes and while he hasn’t  lived with a cat, I believe he may have cat-safe potential (I am going to test  this again this week).  He also loves  fetching balls at the park – which is most unusual for a greyhound!   Monty really is the perfect pooch!  I dearly hope he finds his forever home  soon because he just has so much love to give.

Please contact Dee on 0407211176 if you would like more information.

Monty is:

  • 6 years old (dob April 07)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • located in Canberra
  • adoption costs $300
  • has not been cat tested
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