Bixby and Avery (bonded pair) (on trial)

Hi there, we’re Bixby and Avery – a dynamic brother and sister duo (Avery is the little one!). We’ve spent our whole lives together and we can’t possibly live apart so we’re looking to be homed together. Besides, everyone knows there’s only one thing better in life than having a greyhound as a pet, and that’s having two greyhounds!! Apart from good looks running in the family, we both share a zest for life and love a good zoomie and a cuddle. We both get along well with the other greyhounds we’ve met so far, but we’re a little bit curious about those small fluffy things… we think they’re dogs too? We haven’t met many of them before and just some time need to get to know them a bit better.

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Sandy (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Sandy! I’m what you might call a pocket rocket. I’m just a teeny tiny girl but what I lack in size, I more than make up for in personality. I’m a fun loving girl who’s super affectionate and I love spending time with humans. 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… and what I really want is loads and loads of cuddles! My enthusiasm for life might be a little bit much for toddlers and I’m better as an only fur-kid but that means more kisses for you!

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Nine of our best boredom-busters for dogs!

It’s that time of year again – you’re headed back to work and the furbaby who has received endless pats and attention over the holiday break faces hours of alone time at home.

While we always advise against dogs spending long stretches of time alone, sometimes it ‘s just unavoidable, and for some, this means one thing: boredom.

Greyhounds are generally relaxed by nature, with many happy to snore the day away, but all dogs, greys included, can get bored, resulting in behaviour such as pining, barking or chewing the remote control. Keeping them occupied during their alone time is just as important as cuddling them on the couch when you get home.

There are a large number of reasons of reasons why we want to avoid boredom in our pets.  According to Pet Care Consultant Liz Walden, avoiding boredom ‘helps cut down on a pet’s destructive tendencies. Any dog has a natural interest in keeping itself active and entertained, and if it doesn’t have a constructive outlet such as going for walks or playing with toys, it may act out by digging holes, tearing up furniture when inside, or trying to escape its yard (which can be dangerous in and of itself).

‘Training can assist in curbing these tendencies in most dogs, but making sure they have a healthy outlet for their boredom is the best way to keep them happy and safe.’

So what can you do to keep your dog busy while you’re out working hard to keep them in kibble? Here are nine great boredom busters to try now. Whatever you choose, always ensure you have plenty of fresh drinking water available, too. Read More »

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Billi (on trial)

Hi, I’m Billi! I’m an easy going girl who already has a handle on this pet life as I’ve been living in a home for the past three years. I love hanging out in the garden at home and going for walks. I’m happy just to trot along beside you when I’m out and about. A bit of a typical lazy hound, I like to run for 10 minutes then I’m pooped! I do love a good zoomie though – especially after a bath!  While I don’t mind other dogs, I love being the centre of attention, so I’m best as an only dog.  Even though I’m a quiet girl, I will give an excited little bark when my people get home – just saying hi!

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Timmy

Hi there! I’m Tiny Tim – well, really it’s officially Timmy, they just call me that because I’m a rather petite little guy. That’s OK though – who says size matters? It just means I’ll be able to fit on your couch that much more easily!

I’m a timid boy and so will need an extra-special home, please, with people who will take the time to carefully and gently bring me out of my shell.

This big wide world is so new to me so I can be a little shy to begin with. I like to take my time to get used to new situations and people, but once I get to know you I’m really very sweet. So far I’ve been getting on greyt with the other greyhounds I meet – but I am probably better off being the only dog in your happy home. More pats for me, right?

I think I’d do best in a home without any kids because I need some time and space to go slowly and get used to this business of being a pet.

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Greyhound Rescue would like to thank PetO!

Greyhound Rescue would like to extend a hugethanks to PetO for their generous donation of dog beds to keep out hounds comfy in our new kennels.

Check out more about PetO here »

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Reduced adoption fees until the end of January

Our kennels are full of hounds who need your help. If you’ve been toying with the idea of bringing home your new best friend, then now is the time! January is a usually a quiet month; the ideal time for settling in a new family member.

We’re offering reduced adoption fees to help more pups find their forever homes from now until 31st January, 2018. We’ve waived our usual $100 deposit- any greyhound that goes on trial will only cost $250 to adopt, and final payment will not be required until the end of February 2018!

Can you give a greyhound a forever home? This is the perfect opportunity to adopt! Get started on the best decision you’ll ever make. All you need to do is complete our application form.

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Have you considered your hound on New Years Eve?

Many dogs and other animals are frightened by the sounds of fireworks and can be distressed by crowds and parties. Follow these tips to help keep your furry friends safe;

  • Ensure that your pets have a safe place to retreat away from noise and crowds, particularly unfamiliar people who may be acting rowdy.
  • Before the festivities, take your dog for a long walk (weather permitting) so that they have used up some excess energy and are able to relax.
  • A scared animal may go to great lengths to escape a perceived threat; jumping fences, breaking free from tethers, and smashing through windows are just some of the lengths that a terrified pet could go to.
  • Double check that your dog has a sturdy collar that isn’t going to come off easily, and that your contact details are clear on the tags. Also, make sure that microchip details are up to date.
  • If you’re hosting or attending a party, keep a very close eye on your pet or keep them separated from party goers. You don’t want your dog to ingest something that she shouldn’t, and we all know that people can be silly under the influence.
  • If your dog does become nervous, sit with them and speak calmly. Generally, dogs don’t mind the topic of conversation, but a calm and soothing familiar voice can work wonders to relax them. Treats may also be appreciated.
  • A normally placid dog can behave unpredictably under stress and this can include destructive and defensive behaviours. Forward thinking and planning can help prevent any problems.
  • Watch out for signs of distress such as heavy panting/drooling, freezing, growling, pacing, excessive licking and avoidance. These signs show that a situation is simply too much for your dog and you should remove him to a safe and calm place.

Our dogs look to us for guidance and rely on us to keep them safe from harm, it is up to you to ensure that your pooch has a happy NYE.

From all the doggies and volunteers here at Greyhound Rescue, we wish you and your loved ones, both two-legged and four, a fabulous 2018!

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Happy Holidays from Greyhound Rescue

With 2017 drawing to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful supporters for enabling Greyhound Rescue to do what it does best, rescue and rehome greyhounds.

People just like you are what makes Greyhound Rescue tick. From our dedicated and tireless volunteers, our fantastic sponsors and supporters, fabulous foster carers, and everyone who has adopted a hound.

Happy Holidays, and on to an even more amazing 2018!

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A big festive thank you to Lush Cosmetics!

Greyhound Rescue would like to thank Lush Cosmetics once again for its generous support of our lovely hounds! After our visit to the manufacturing plant at Villawood earlier this year, the whole team has a very soft spot for Greyhound Rescue.

Lush’s Villawood Manufacturing team chooses a charity each year to be the recipient of Kris Kringle presents. Instead of gifting to one another, the team members purchase items for a charity of their choice and this year they chose us.

Thank you so much Lush!

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