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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Cheeky

Hi there, I’m Cheeky and my mission in life is to be your friend! I’m a happy, friendly girl who really does want to be friends with everyone. I’m also a rather stylish girl, I’m always very well dressed in my sleek black coat, really not to toot my own horn, but you won’t believe how shiny and soft my coat is – besides, black never goes out of fashion so you’ll always look super stylish with me on your arm. I’ve been very friendly with all of the greyhounds that I’ve met here so far, but I’d love a home where I can be pampered without those small fluffy things they call dogs.

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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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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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Marlo (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Marlo!
I’ve been in my foster home a little while now, working hard, studying the art of being the perfect companion, and we all agree I’m definitely ready for a couch of my own now.
Here’s what my foster carers say:
‘Marlo is doing really, really well. He’s a little less agitated by cats now, and has actually really warmed to small dogs, and regularly says a friendly hello to a small fluffy dog next door. He loves going for walks around the big oval here, and also recently had a holiday where he spent three weeks hanging out with a lovely border collie! He loves eating and tries to sneak in to the ice cream whenever he gets a chance. One of his favourite things is coming outside for a pat when the fire is going. He also loves to stretch right out on the couch in front of the TV – and does this in his friends’ houses as well! He’s extremely calm and will stand for 30 minutes at a time next to someone, just to keep enjoying a pat.’
I’m an outgoing and fun-loving kind of guy with a bounce in my step. I love my toys and will play games with you over and over if you let me. Plus, if you scratch me in just the right place, my teeth will chatter with happiness!

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