Kwazi

Hi, I’m Kwazi. I’m a fun loving guy who’s dreaming of a family of my very own. I’d do best in a family without really young kiddies (just because I’m a big boy), but if you have some older kids willing to play fetch with me, I’m more than happy to oblige!  Toys are definitely a requirement – especially the plush variety – so might be a good idea to buy them in bulk! So far, I’ve been great with other big doggos, but I’m still learning my manners around the small-fluffy kind.

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Jessica needs cleft palate surgery!

Have you ever met one of those dogs who is so vivacious and sweet that everyone loves them immediately? They make friends everywhere they go and bring a smile to people’s faces. That’s Jessica. In spite of a medical problem that causes her discomfort and extreme difficulty eating on a daily basis, she is playful and loving, and nothing short of a delight.

Jessica was born with a very pronounced cleft palate. She has a gaping hole in the roof of her mouth that goes all the way through to her nasal cavity. Every time she tries to eat or drink, food and water fall back out her nose. There is a real risk that she could breathe it in or it could become stuck and cause a life-threatening infection.

Jess has had one round of surgery so far and needs another operation and a special dental plate to allow her a chance at a normal life, and so that we can find her a loving home.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and give Jess this special gift.

 

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Zephyr

I have been at kennels since October 2017 and I’m finally ready for a couch please. I have some medical stuff going on (but remember, if you foster me, all vet bills will be covered by Greyhound Rescue) and this means I’m unable to be desexed until I’m a bit healthier, but I do have a temporary implant in place of it for now. I’ll therefore need a foster home where I am the only pet (though I am okay with other dogs in the long term).

I’ve had quite a rough start to life. It’s not nice to talk about, but I’ve had minimal socialisation and interaction with humans, though I find all the kennel volunteers nice and not at all scary. Because of this, I need a kind, patient foster carer who can give me a LOT of love, as I really do have so much to give in return, I’m still just learning how.

I used to be left alone for hours and hours at a time, and gosh, that was pretty horrible for me. As such, I really need at least one of my carers to be home with me more often than not. Maybe you work from home? Maybe you’re retired? Whatever the situation, I’m sure that once you spend a bit of time in my company you won’t be in a hurry to go anywhere anyway!

If you have kids, please note I’m best suited to those over 10 years old, as I’m a big boy and could knock the little ones over. I wouldn’t mean it, of course. I just move like the wind.

I’d be over the moon if you have a backyard as I have energy to burn and would benefit from plenty of space. Above all, I really need an understanding carer or family that will be patient and kind while introducing me to the wonder and kindness of a world I’ve never known.

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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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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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A big thank you to Silvan Australia!

Thanks to the wonderful team at Silvan Australia for their generous donation of these fabulous Sherlock trolleys! They make our job easier feeding and cleaning at the Greyhound Rescue kennels.

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Luke

Hi there, I’m Luke and I’m definitely the droid, er – I mean hound that you’re looking for. I’ve filled the role of class clown here at Greyhound Rescue. I’m a goofy, playful, and affectionate boy with a real zest for life. I like toys and cuddles and playing with water and cuddles and zoomies… oh, did I mention cuddles? My enthusiasm may be a little bit much for wee little kids, but otherwise, I’m an all-round happy go lucky guy.

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