A good and a sad story

Many  Trainers get rid of their greyhounds once their racing days are over or failed to start, although there are a few who love their greyhounds sufficiently to keep them. One such person south of Canberra loved all his greyhounds dearly and would not let them go, having one of them for 11 years and this is the good part of the story. However, failing health has  prevented him from looking after them properly in recent times and he is very ill which is the sad part of the story. He worried a lot about what might happen to his beloved greyhounds if they fell into the wrong hands but has finally entrusted them to us to find new homes for them.

All greyhounds are special but perhaps these are extra special and deserve to find new, loving homes worthy of their original owner. It would make him very happy to know that they have found good owners, so if you could find room for one of these beautiful greyhounds in your home, then you would be doing something beautiful to.

Solo, Joseph, Kelly and Blueboy are the greyhounds in question. See them in ‘Dogs Available’

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Kelly

Kelly has gone to a home and is no longer available.

Kelly is one of the four greyhounds in the story ‘A good and a sad story’, see the News section.

Kelly is getting on at 11 years of age and is a beautiful, gentle sweetheart who will need lots of TLC in her remaining years. She has been much loved all her life by her original owner and deserves a special home.

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Kelly is:

11 years old (dob Oct 1998)

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250 neg

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Blueboy

Blueboy has found his forever home with Nora and David.

Blueboy is one of the four greyhounds in ‘A good and a sad story’, see the News section.

Blueboy is a big, magnificent blue greyhound who has lots of character and loves to play. He really is something special and having spent a lifetime in kennels, he recently came home with us and adapted to home life very quickly, as the second two photos show. He gets on well with all the other dogs, whatever the size, loves to play and walks easily on a lead. He also gets on well with children and would make an excellent family pet.

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4 years old (dob May 2005)

desexed

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250

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Garage Sale raised $637

Yesterday, Sharon at Manly did a garage sale for us and raised $637 which she donated to Greyhound Rescue. Thank you so much Sharon, that is a fantastic effort and we appreciate the hard work involved with garage sales, although once under way they can be great fun.

Well done Sharon. Thanks again from Peter and Jan and all the greyhounds who will benefit from your generous idea, efforts and donation.

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Nipper

Nipper has been adopted and found her forever home with Belinda. Congratulations to both Nipper and Belinda.

Nipper arrived with Judy and Amy and is another beautiful small Blue, very similar to Amy but even smaller at 23 kg, not much more than a large whippet, and younger at 3 years of age. Nipper is a typical Blue greyhound just like Amy, very soft, gentle and affectionate and would make a wonderful family pet.

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Nipper is:

3 years old

desexed

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250

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Amy

Amy has found her forever home and is no longer available.

Judy and Amy arrived together recently and are sisters from the same litter. Both girls are small, being only 24-25 kg and are real softies. They have lived together previously but seem to go their separate ways, so separate homes would be OK.

Another update on the progress of the two sisters we took in the other week, Amy and Judy.  Look at them in the photo together – aren’t they beautiful! Both have settled in extremely well and adapted to the comforts of home with ease.  Amy has finally mastered the doggy door, and both girls will use it to go outside to do their business.  Their desexing stitches have come out, so they are ready for a new home.  Judy is the proverbial shadow, following you everywhere you go.  Both girls get on with dogs of all sizes, big or small.  They are truly gorgeous dogs.
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Amy
Despite being a little shyer than her sister, there is something about Amy that just makes you fall in love with her.  She is one of the gentlest greys we have met, and is so eager to please, she peeps at you with her lovely brown eyes and her tail wags in question.  Her ears are often standing to attention (even the vet nurse said she should be renamed Pixie because of the ears!) which is super cute – see the photo we took! She took a few days to come out of her shell, although she wasn’t shy about trying to sleep on the bed (typical greyhound!).  She is great on a lead.  Amy has finally mastered the doggy door much to our delight and has shown she is house-trained. She is small dog friendly, and gets on with big dogs too.  Amy is just gorgeous.  This quiet affectionate girl will not, COULD not, disappoint anyone who offers her a forever home.

Amy is:

5 years old
desexed
vaccinated
microchipped
heartworm tested and injected
costs $250
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Judy

greyhoundrescuecomau4Judy has gone on a two week trial and is currently unavailable. Judy’s trial has been successful and she has been adopted with Dierdre, Paul and 3 children, so congratulations to judy and her new family.

Judy and Amy arrived together recently and are sisters from the same litter. Both girls are small, being only 24-25 kg and are real softies. They have lived together previously but seem to go their separate ways, so separate homes would be OK. Judy’s foster carer writes:

Another update on the progress of the two sisters we took in the other week, Amy and Judy.  Look at them in the photo together – aren’t they beautiful! Both have settled in extremely well and adapted to the comforts of home with ease.  Amy has finally mastered the doggy door, and both girls will use it to go outside to do their business.  Their desexing stitches have come out, so they are ready for a new home.  Judy is the proverbial shadow, following you everywhere you go.  Both girls get on with dogs of all sizes, big or small.  They are truly gorgeous dogs.  For a more individual profile on each of the girls please go to our Dogs Available page.

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What a lovely girl!  Judy immediately made herself at home, staking a claim on one of the sofas. She knew how to use a doggy door, and is house-trained.  She walks beautifully on the lead.  Judy is the more confident of the two sisters, and loves to follow you everywhere, including lying next to you for a cuddle as soon as you sit down.  She is affectionate and gentle, and gets on with the other dogs here.  She seems to be okay with small dogs, and gets on with dogs of all sizes. Judy will make someone a fabulous companion, as she just wants to be with you.  Like most greyhounds she does not need massive amounts of exercise, although she does enjoy having a run around and exploring the garden.  Judy is a happy dog, with a tail that wags all the time.  She would make an ideal companion for someone who is retired or works from home.

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Judy is:

5 years old

desexed

vaccinated

microchipped

heartworm tested and injected

costs $250

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Trevor homed

Trevor, the ‘wannabee’ greyhound has found a permanent home. Good luck Trevor.

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Snoopy’s new home

Snoopy went to Lisa and family on the Central Coast a short while ago and Lisa writes:

‘hi, here are some photos of snoopy having fun at the beach. She has setteled in well ,loves the beach, going for walks , playing with the cat and kids. Lisa

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Snoopy has well and truly landed on her feet and thank you to Lisa and family for giving her such a wonderful home.

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Good news

Jack has found his forever home with Michael, Fiona and family, dogs and children, so thank you to Michael and Fiona.

Benjamin is also about to join a forever home with Mechelle and family, also dogs and children, so thank you to Mechelle.

And Biddy has gone on a two week trial with Cheryn and family, so good luck to Biddy and Cheryn.

Friday and Saturday 13/14 Nov we will be at the Hawkesbury Show and would love to see you there.

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