Greyhound Rescue’s “A Walk in the Park” 2013

When:

Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 10:00am until 3:00pm

Where:

The Grand Drive, Centennial Park (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/visitor_info/parklands_maps)

‘Ash Paddock’,  D6 on the  map (http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/8402/map_spread_only_2.pdf)

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What:

Greyhound Rescue is hosting a walk to increase awareness of the charity and greyhounds as pets. It will also be a GREYT social event for all interested in greyhounds.

Before the walk:

SAVE THE DATE! Please gather at Ash Paddock to drop off picnic, bags, have a coffee etc

Greyhound Rescue’s “A Walk in the Park” – http://www.facebook.com/events/230321320442304/

During the walk:

Humans and dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome. We are allowed 4 leashed dogs per person on The Grand Drive and unfortunately greyhounds must be muzzled as this is not an official event. Greenhounds are the exception.

After the walk:

You are all invited to have a picnic social. Some refreshments and snacks will be provided but we would love if you were able to bring a dish to share.

For those that are unable to physically walk The Grand Drive but still want to take part at the event, feel free to come along and sit at the picnic area to support the others.

Volunteers are also welcome!

 

Latest Information:

Check out the facebook event page.

Greyhound Rescue’s “A Walk in the Park” – http://www.facebook.com/events/230321320442304/

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Alfie (homed)

Alfie is now Bones and has found his home with Lorraine in Canberra! A little bird tells us he may be getting a foster sister 😉

Alfie is a big but gentle giant as he has spent some time with a 2 and a 4 year old who were able to walk him! As a new arrival, we don’t know too much about him but he so far has charmed the kennel volunteers…so a typical greyhound 🙂

Alfie is has gone to foster with Ben and Keisuke who adopted Jack last year on Christmas Day.

Alfie is:

* 5 years old (dob 25.10.07)

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located- Sydney

* adoption costs $300

*not cat friendly

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Cherry now Nala (homed)

cherry

Cherry, now Nala, has her forever home with Corrina and family plus their whippet and little dog.

Cherry arrived from a vet in Clarance Town who saved her from death. For good reason too! Cherry is an absolute delight with a wonderful gentle nature about her. She settled into Peter and Janet’s house and all their small dogs and greyhounds with ease and no problems. She is a very small girl weighing maybe 21kgs.

Cherry is:

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located- Sydney

* adoption costs $300

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Jade (cat friendly) (homed)

Jade has found her forever home with a cat, chickens and a wonderful family.

Her foster says the following about her:

“We are into our second week with Jade in foster care. She has been delightful from day one. She is quiet, intelligent and cooperative. It seems she was already house trained. We have had no toileting accidents and she goes to the door when she wants to go out. She sleeps through the night without a problem. We have put a dog bed in our bedroom and she has learned to stay on it through the night. She wears her fleece pyjamas to keep warm. At other times we allow her onto our bed for a cuddle but she is content on her own bed when the lights go out.

She is indoors most of the day too, although we go out for a few short walks and sometimes a “zoomie” with our whippet. Our whippet has never met a dog who could keep up with her before and they have fun together.

Jade is a cat lover and our cat loves her too. Our cat rubs around Jade’s legs, under her belly, and lays with her in the sun. They bump noses regularly and seem to be good friends. I suspect that Jade has lived with cats before as she knew how to behave from the first introduction. When we go out we are totally confident leaving Jade, our whippet and our cat all locked inside together. So far, the longest time spent “home alone” has been 5 hours but I am confident that she could cope with a longer time.

When Jade arrived she was very keen for human company. If we went outdoors, leaving her in, she whimpered. She settled after a couple of days though and now seems fine. If she were to be adopted by a working couple then I would suggest that she start on a Friday night, so that she could settle over the weekend and be ready to be left by Monday. She seems to love everyone and has gone to anyone who has been to our house, whether our friends, neighbours or delivery people. We think she would settle quite comfortably with anyone who treated her nicely.

We’ve been brushing her to get rid of her heavy coat. She is looking glossy now and not shedding much fur.

As time has gone on Jade has seemed to relax more and become a little more playful. She loves a squeaky hamburger that we have here and late afternoon is the time for a bounce, whether indoors or out. She plays with our whippet but they lay around together most of the day.

Jade is a very sensible dog and will cooperate once she understands what we want. She has learned to wait to have her feet wiped when coming inside and is starting to respond to her name. I don’t think she had any idea that she was called Jade when we first brought her home. She is happy to travel in the car and will hop into the back whenever it is opened. All in all, fostering Jade has been very easy.”

Please contact us if Jade sounds like the one for you!

Jade is:

* 3 years old (dob 18/3/09)

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* adoption costs $300

* located Sydney

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Jackie (JJ) (homed)

Jackie has found her home with Peter and Ellen!!

Beautiful dark brindle girl Jackie has been in foster care with Mike and family for the last 6 weeks. Here is what he has to say about her: “Jackie (or or “JJ” as we call her) is a beautiful 3 year old girl who has been in foster care in our home for the past 6 weeks. She is fantastic with children (often falls asleep on the kids’ beds!) and would suit a family with a male dog (of any size). Like most greys she is a couch potato, and loves to lie around the house 90% of the day and is toilet trained. She has some minor sight issues which are easily maintained with daily ointment, and a slight pain in her right rear foot, which only bothers her whilst running.  With a fantastic temperament and being a stunning girl, anyone would be lucky to have her”.

As you can see from the photos with Tash she loves a cuddle! Jackie also loves her food, so any further training should be simple as she is very food focused.  One of her favourite pastimes is playing in the wading pool; she’s a real water baby!  She would be sure to love adventures at the beach, the local river or simply just to have a wading pool of her own in her new home.

Easy to handle, well behaved and a pleasure to spend time with, Jackie will make an ideal companion dog.  She is not cat friendly and lives with small dogs but it is not advisable for JJ to be let off lead with small dogs around.

If you believe you can provide Jackie with the home she so deserves, please contact us.

Jackie is:

  • 3 years old (dob Sept 09)
  • desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated, vaccinated
  • located – Sydney
  • adoption cost $300
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Frankie (cat friendly) (homed)

Frankie has found his forever home with Lindsay and fam!!!

Frankie, what sweet greyhound he is. Right now, he may not look as pretty as the glossy blues or sandy fawns but his brown coat will turn into a gorgeous glossy black. All he needs is his loving home and lots of sardines!

Frankie is a real soft soul, a little quieter than your average male. His personality may blossum once he finds his foster or forever home. For those of you that blend into the background, Frankie may be the one for you. He does not wear his personality out on his sleeve, but please don’t let this put him past you. Admittedly, he loves his 2 minute zoomie but when he’s done he just wants cuddles and bed!

Get in touch if you can offer Frankie his forever home. He is super cat friendly, allowing kittens to rub up against him!

He is in foster care with other greyhounds, kids and a cat.

Frankie is:

* 4 years old (dob July 08)

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located – Sydney

* adoption costs $300

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Basic initial post

George is looking for a sponsor!

George is a new arrival saved from euthanasia at a vet where they desperately wanted him re-homed.

So far he has given the volunteers lots of cuddles whilst trying to get his photo but we will update when we get to know him! He is located at our kennels in Sydney and therefore is patiently awaiting his foster 🙂

Please get in touch and email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au if you are interested in meeting George.

George is:

  • 4 years old (dob 1.2.09)
  • desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • adoption costs $300
  • located in Sydney
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Emmy (cat friendly) (homed)

Emmy is now TimTam and has found her forever home with Christiane, hooray!

Emmy arrived late March and is one of the smallest girls we have ever had weighing at around 21kg! Emmy’s personality suits her little body as she comes off quiet and gentle. Please get in touch if you would like to meet this little one. Emmy is located in Riverstone and requires a foster. She has tested cat friendly!

Emmy is:

* 3 years old (dob 1.11.09)

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located Sydney

* adoption costs $300

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Darling (homed)

Darling has found her forever home with a lovely family who wish to rename her Pepper 🙂

Darling was saved by one of our long time volunteers who heard she needed rescuing and drove to pick her up (thank you!) Alyson says the following after spending some time with her:

“Darling is a pretty and petite, well socialised, black girl. She is 3 1/2 years old and has raced, and won, a couple of times but then didn’t win anymore.

She’s spent a lot of time around small children and I saw her with an 18month old toddler – she simply rolled on her back and put her paws up in gentle play.

This girl has a  beautiful face and, apparently, loves to keep her kennel clean and enjoys her dinner.  She rode beautifully in the car and didn’t react to the small dogs she met at the kennels. She’s excellent on her lead.”

If you think Darling is the one for you, or you can offer her a foster home, then email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Darling is yet to be cat tested.

Darling is:

* 3 and a half years old

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located Sydney

* adoption costs $300

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Dina (homed)

Dina has hound her home with kennel mate Little Blue at Graham and Denises home!

Some of you may remember this lovely lady called Dina. She was getting pretty urgent at Hawkesbury Pound but Greyhound Rescue stepped in and here she is!

Dina is a small, sweet and gentle girl. It is hard to imagine she was abandoned at the pound. On her arrival she was very timid, but just like all the greyhounds they soon come out of their shell to show their true colours: lapping up cuddles and attention from our kennel volunteers!

Dina is:

* 2 years old

* desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated

* located Sydney

* adoption costs $300

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