Reece (homed)

Hi I’m Reece. I’m just a really nice boy, the kind of boy a girl doggy would take home to meet her pawrents! I am great with other dogs and very friendly. Small humans are ok by me, so if you have some of those at your house I can live with those. After I have got over the excitement of going for a WALK (yeah, yeah, love those give me lots of those) I am good on lead. I’m also a really gentle eater and nibble softly out of your hands if you give me a bikkie. If you think I could match your family get in touch with the matchmakers


  • DOB:16.4.13
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good
  • Children: Good


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Ziggy (homed)

Hi, I’m Ziggy! I can be a little timid at first, but once I get to know you, I’m friendly as can be and I’ll even flash you one of my dazzling smiles! Once I come out of my shell, you’ll be able to see my quirky personality shine!  I love to give you grins if you say cheese, it may look scary but I’m just so HAPPY to see you! When I’ve finished my meal I like to take my bowl somewhere else – I’d put it in the sink for washing up but I just can’t reach it! Did I mention that I’m great with kids too? As long as I have my own quiet space where I can get used to being in a home.

If you think I may be your perfect match get in touch with the volunteers

  • DOB: 30.7.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good with dogs of all sizes
  • Children: Good


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Volunteer of the Month – March


No doubt about it, we wish there were more people like this in the world!

Meet Dicken. He is the sort of person that goes about his volunteering work quietly in the background, doing his thing. He’s the sort of volunteer that when we find mysterious but much needed items at kennels that seem to have come from thin air (buckets, bags, etc) it’s a bet Dicken is behind it because he never makes a fuss about his contributions! Thank you Dicken for everything you do!

1.When and how did you first get involved with GR?
I started volunteering at the current kennels about 18 months ago. I came across GR when I was looking for a greyhound to adopt a few years ago and used to help out at the previous GR kennel which was smaller and as well equipped as the current one.
2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?
I used to have a greyhound but sadly it passed away about 20 months ago. Before that I had two golden retrievers. I’m looking to adopt another one hopefully in the very near future (a greyhound of course).
3.What do you find most challenging about GR?
I guess the most challenging part of GR is to change people’s misconception about greyhounds. Many people still think greyhounds are vicious animals because they are muzzled when they are out in public or when they race and because of that some people don’t see greyhounds as family pets. But gladly due to the recent publicity of greyhound racing and the on-going education from animal charity groups such as GR, more and more people now realize greyhounds can be wonderful family pets.
4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?
I was researching greyhounds a while ago when I was looking to adopt one and came across GR and was really impressed by the effort and determination of Peter and Janet (founders of GR) in saving abandoned greyhounds. Being a small non-profit charity organization without any government subsidies they rely heavily on help from volunteers and sponsors/donors.
5.When your friends or family find out that you volunteer what do they say or ask?
They are really supportive and love to know more about greyhounds. Some are even considering greyhounds as they next pets!
6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering
You won’t regret it. Thinking about what the dogs went through before they arrive at GR and seeing the transformation the dogs make at GR will bring a smile to your face and your heart.
7.What do you do when you aren’t volunteering or working?
Chillaxing and sleeping.
8. What might someone be surprised to learn about you
I love coffee. I may have 6-7 cups of ristretto a day and still manage to fall asleep on the couch by 8PM!
9. If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?
Lazy, easy-going, funny.
10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!
They’re all my favourites but if I really have to pick one it’d be Humphrey. Whenever he sees you he can’t wait to jump up to give you lots of kisses on your face (and muddy paw prints on your shirt on a rainy day).
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Upcoming Events

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community to spread awareness and raise some much-needed funds for our greyhounds. Check here for events coming up through the year!

2017 Events

Check back often to see what’s coming in 2017


Saturday 14: Super Furry Festival
Shannon Reserve, Surry Hills
9am – 3pm
The Super Furry Festival brings together a number of animal charities to raise awareness, funds and adoptions for animals needing homes.
This is a free event. More information available on the Festival website » 

Sunday 22: Cruelty Free Festival
The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney CBD
10am – 5pm
Visit us and our amazing ‘ambassadogs’ at the annual Cruelty Free Festival. The festival provides a full day of activities and entertainment to delight everyone who loves animals.
This is a ticketed event. More information available on the website »

Sunday 22: Mosman Pets Day Out
Mosman Square and Village Green
10am – 2pm
Mosman Pets Day out is a much-loved community event featuring a spectacular pet-related program. Our volunteers will be available to answer any queries you may have about greyhounds and we’ll have some of our gorgeous ‘ambassadogs’ on hand for a cuddle or two!
This is a free event. More information  »

Saturday 28: North Gong Dog Day 2017
North Gong Hotel, 1/3 Flinders St, North Wollongong
12pm – 4pm
Celebrate dog rescue with a whole heap of tail-wagging activities. Why not pop by and say hello to our amazing volunteers and ‘ambassadogs’.
This is a free event with free parking available on site. More information  »


Saturday 4: Annual Trivia Night
Forestville RSL Club – 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville
Get your thinking caps ready for our annual Trivia Night! A great family friendly fundraiser with loads of great prizes and all proceeds being donated to Greyhound Rescue. The evening is hosted by Brian Fairweather and is guaranteed to be a fun evening out for the whole family.
Tickets are $35pp or $315 for a table of 10,  bookings essential.
To book, call Peter on 0412 562 104 or email

Sunday 12: Newtown Festival
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown
9.30am – 5.30pm
Join us at Newtown festival for a day of music, art, food, markets, friends, family, dogs & fun….We will be there all day with greyhounds to pat, our fab merch and volunteers on hand ready to chat about what we do and why adopting one of these gorgeous dogs will be the best decision you ever make.
This is a free event. More information  »

Sunday 19: Lane Cove Makers Market
Lane Cove Market Square, 24-28 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove
10am – 3pm
Our volunteers will be at the Lane Cove Makers Market ready to answer any and all questions you have about adopting or fostering a greyhound. As always, there will be some of our friendly ambassadogs waiting for some pats and cuddles! While you’re there, you can grab some of our terrific merchandise to help support the hounds in our care.
This is a free event. More information  »

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Baby (homed)

Hi there, I’m just a teeny tiny girl – that’s why they call me Baby! I’m currently in foster care and it didn’t take me long to learn to enjoy the simple pleasures in life – food, snoozing on the biggest bed I can find, squeaky toys and going for zoomies at the local dog park! After I get my few minutes of zooming around out of the way, I’m happy to spend the rest of the day lazing around.

I’ve been told I have a bit of a flair for interior design and I like to ‘borrow’ some of the soft furnishings from my foster family to decorate and make a comfy bed for myself.

I’m great with dogs of all sizes – even the little ones – I’m sharing my foster home with a miniature schnauzer! Kids aren’t a problem for me either.

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Sassy (homed)

Hi there, I’m sassy and I’m Sassy! I am also a teddy bear connoisseur, so it is very important I find a family that finds me the best teddy bears in the world! Just imagine how cute I would look in my onsie, snuggled into your lap with a teddy bear tucked under my chin. Yep, You’re imagining it aren’t you? I am only a baby learning the ropes but I would love to please you and I know I will learn quickly. I am great with other dogs and kids, and I can;t wait to meet you.

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Lisa (homed)

Lisa is kindly sponsored by Max, Rob & Jaci.


Hi I’m Lisa, and I would like a family with a backyard so I can show you just how good I am at zoomies! A pool isn’t essential, but you can always give me a paddle pool to cool off my paws! I am fun loving and affectionate, and I have lived in a house before. I will respond well to training because I just want to please you (and have fun, fun is important!) If you think I may be a good match for you get in touch with the volunteers


  • DOB:24.01.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: TBC
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, not tested with very small dogs
  • Children: Good


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What Makes A Rescue Tick?

Hollie – Kennel Manager Extraordinaire

Hollie is one busy lady – this superhero wears gumboots- and if she isn’t running around after the greyhounds, she’s busy cuddling them! She can usually be found with a hose in one hand, her phone in the other, and a dog (or goat!) by her side….


What is your role in GR?

I’ve been with GR for 5 years as Kennel manager/mum and an assortment of hundreds of other jobs.


How much time do you spend on your role? Weekly/Daily?

Too much! Every morning weekdays, and often afternoons as well. Plus I’m on call.


What does a typical shift/day involve for you?

Getting up early to let all the dogs in the hospital out to toilet and check on them, then all the dogs in our top kennel area. Then I go through, disinfect and hose everything, clean out torn bedding, put new bedding in, pooper scoop the yards, feed them, and then take dogs to the vets for desexing. By the time 11am rolls around I’ll have already taken a dozen phone calls as well, dropped my kids to school, and then check on the volunteers who do the bottom kennels. If a volunteer calls at the last minute unavailable I often have to do all the hounds down the bottom as well, morning and/or afternoon. I do meet and greets, pick up dogs coming in, do surrenders, collect dog food, giving advice to adoptive families who call, collect donations, and help at events.


What is the thing you like best about your role?

Being the first contact for dogs arriving to rescue, the bonding the time in the van (chucking them chicken nuggets). Meeting new dogs and seeing dogs that have been here a while finally find their perfect family.


What frustrates you about your role?

There’s always too much to do and not enough people during the week to help at kennels. Ausilia’s neverending emails, and being hounded by our paperwork nazi Kate. I would rather pick up 34 greyhounds poo all day than touch paperwork.


Anything else to add?

There’s so much going on behind the scenes that people have no idea about, I couldn’t do it without my A Team (you know who you are). I hate paperwork and getting emails, but I love my job because I love the dogs. If I could adopt them all I would, but I can’t so I live with all instead.

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Cosmo is a wonderfully loving greyhound and is always pleased to see us when we come home but is more than happy with his own company. He will always accept some cuddles and fuss but rarely comes looking for it. He is very well house trained and has never tried to get on the sofa or bed. He also passed the ‘greenhound’ test with flying colours.

He’s great on the lead but also loves being off-leash and happily trots alongside. Cosmo is not keen on long walks, so a short walk to the park with the occasional zoomie and he’s done for the day. He is gets on fine with other dogs, is actually scared of cats and not very keen on small children either!

He has recently learnt to swim and loves playing in the water at the local doggie beach and makes lots of friends, wherever he goes.

Cosmo is only 6 but would love a nice quiet, chilled out house with plenty of company.

Cosmo is:

* 6 years old

* desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated

* microchipped


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Sponsor of the Month – February

Greg & Jeannine Barrett

Birthdays: Greg – 9th Oct Jeannine -19th April

1.When and how did you first start donating to GR?

We started donating to GR shortly after we adopted Jack 4 years ago because we wanted to give back to the rescue who saved our Jack.

2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?

Yes we have Jack our rescued greyhound who turns 8 in March.

 3.How does it make you feel to sponsor?

Being a sponsor makes us feel good knowing we are helping the hounds at the shelter.

4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?

GR help greyhounds in need and having adopted Jack from GR they are close to our hearts.

5.When your friends or family find out that you sponsor a hound what do they say or ask?

They ask us what GR do with our sponsor money and they know how much we love Jack so they are happy to hear we sponsor.

6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about  or sponsoring?

We would tell them that adopting or fostering a greyhound is a wonderful way to help hounds who need a home but if you can’t then sponsoring a hound is another greyt way to help them.

7.What do you do when you aren’t working?

We spend a lot of quality time with Jack.

8.What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

We are sci-fi nuts

9.If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?

Lazy, Goofy and Loving

10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!

 Dino – he’s tall dark and handsome and we are currently one of his sponsors.

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