Volunteer of the Month – July 2017

We’d like to introduce you to Tracy, one of our super-dedicated volunteers who we are recognising as our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for July.

Our volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at GR. Without them, we could not possibly save and rehome as many greyhounds as we do. While every single one of our volunteers is important no matter how much they do whether hands on with the dogs or behind the scenes, every month we are introducing just one of them to you and acknowledging their amazing efforts. These volunteers have demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, reliability, and co-operation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

 

We had a chat to Tracy to learn more about why she loves volunteering with Greyhound Rescue…

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Gypsy (on trial)

Hi! My name is Gypsy and I’m petite, charming with plenty of personality! I’m what you might call a real ‘velcro dog’, I love sticking close by you and if you give me an ear scratch in just the right place, I’ll reward you with some teeny tiny teeth chatters. That’s how you know you’ve got the right spot!

I like sticking close, but I still like to have a bit of fun. I am quite playful and love a good zoomie now and then so if you have a bit of space for me to stretch my legs, that would be just ‘greyt’! I’m also good with kids if they’re a bit older but I’m happiest if I can be an only dog – who needs to share the limelight, right?

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Marlon (homed)

I’m Marlon, named after Marlon Brando and just like my namesake, I’m sure I would look amazing on the silver screen! I was just a baby when I arrived at Greyhound Rescue, I really needed a Director to help me lead the way in life  – the saying goes “all the world’s a stage” after all! I’ve been loving life in foster for 3 months now and in that time I’ve learned loads about what it means to be a pet and have developed into a good mannered and confident hound. I’ve even learned that it’s OK for my humans to leave me at home for a little while and that’s when I catch up on my beauty sleep! I would still prefer a home where I can stretch my legs in your yard – us famous types need to keep in shape, you know!

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Zia (homed)

Hi I’m Zia,  and I’m just going to tell you right now my best attribute is being the world’s best kisser – just ask our volunteers! I’m highly affectionate and looking for someone that I can smooch up to, so I hope you’re ready to pucker up! Now, I don’t take no for an answer and I am definitely a little bossy paws but don’t hold that against me, I’m a girl that knows what she wants.  I do prefer to be the only dog  – but that means more kisses for you!  Read More »

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Rusty (homed)

Hi there, my name is Rusty and I’m a very timid boy looking for love. I’m looking for a home with somebody special who is patient and will spend time getting to know me and help me blossom into a more confident dog. If you working from home or are retired, that would be ideal for me. I’d much prefer to live in a home that is quiet and relaxed so I can take all time I need to be the confident dog I know I can be. I have passed my cat tolerance test, but those small dogs just aren’t my thing at all. Read More »

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Volunteer of the Month

Margot with Ruby

We’d like to introduce you to Margot, one of our very dedicated volunteers who is our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for June. 

Our volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at GR. Without them, we could not possibly save and rehome as many greyhounds as we do. While every single one of our volunteers is important no matter how much they do whether hands on with the dogs or behind the scenes, every month we are introducing just one of them to you and acknowledging their amazing efforts. These volunteers have demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, reliability, and co-operation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

We had a chat to Margot about why she loves volunteering with Greyhound Rescue.  Read More »

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Arlo (homed)

Hi there! I’m Arlo and I found my way to Greyhound Rescue not in the best shape. You see, I had a broken leg and it took a little while to heal, which means I’ll need an extra special home to help look after my leg and manage any pain as I get older. I have a little bit of a limp but I do still really enjoy my walks. What does this mean for my forever family? This means I’m classed as a sanctuary dog and Greyhound Rescue will cover any vet expenses for any ongoing issues with my leg for the rest of my life.

All of that aside, I’m the goofiest, cuddliest boy you’ll ever meet! I’m full of personality and my favourite thing in the world is belly rubs… and more belly rubs… I really love belly rubs. I’m also good with kids if they’re a bit older and great with other dogs. Read More »

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Do you know someone in property?


We need help finding a new kennel property to lease, as we must move soon. If you know anyone who could help, please email us – info@greyhoundrescue.com

We do have some specific needs for our property, so read on to find out more.

Peter and Janet
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Summer

Summer has been waiting quite a while now for a forever home and we can’t quite work out why this gorgeous girl hasn’t been homed yet!

“Hi, I’m Summer, a shameless roacher who will try it anytime, anywhere! I’m a pocket sized houndie at just 23kg but I’m full of beans and looking for a running partner. If you are fit (or would like to get fit) I may be the hound for you! Forget Jenny Craig or Lite n’ Easy, you haven’t tried Summer Bootcamp yet!! I am good with kids, but my, uh – ‘effervescent sparkle’ may be too much for the littlies, so no toddlers. I’m also probably better as an only fur-kid as I like to wear my bossy pants when I’m around other dogs.” Read More »

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Pointy Pembleton is here!

Desperately needed dollars for rescue greyhounds via crowd funding

Dog lovers are invited to help raise dollars for rescue greyhounds by pre-ordering new Australian children’s picture book via an exciting, new crowdfunding campaign, launching today on Chuffed.org

The campaign will fund the production of Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park which is about a gregarious greyhound character who shows children how to accept others that may be a little different.

“We are two Greyhound Rescue volunteers who want to use our skills to raise funds in an innovative and fun new way. Pointy Pembleton teaches children that friendship can sometimes take you by surprise,” said Nat Panzarino, author.

Nat, an English teacher and mother of two, and Fer Wicker, illustrator, have teamed up to bring Pointy Pembleton – picture book hero – to life on the pages of a whimsical, beautifully written book with gorgeous watercolour illustrations.

“We want to use our skills, not only raise funds for dogs in desperate need, but also to raise awareness about greyhounds as family pets. They are wonderful, gentle dogs and they make amazing family pets,” said Fer.

The campaign aims to raise $15,000 to print, market and distribute 2,000 copies of the book. Money from the sale of each book will be donated to Greyhound Rescue Inc.

There are thousands of greyhounds who are unloved, without a family of their own. “No longer wanted by the racing industry, most greyhounds are simply killed. This is referred to by the industry as ‘wastage’,” said Nat.

Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of retired racing greyhounds in an expensive undertaking.

“Ongoing funds are required for organisations like Greyhound Rescue to continue finding loving homes. These dogs deserve as much love as a poodle or a pug or a chihuahua,” said Fer.

All enquiries: hello@pointypembleton.com 

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