Fundraiser at the Pure Platinum Club

Last year the Pure Platinum Club did a very successful fundraiser  for us and this year they have done the same, raising $1830 of much needed funds for Greyhound Rescue, which will help us continue to help the greyhounds.

If you  were unable to attend the fundraiser but would like to support Greyhound Rescue, you can still do so by going to the ‘How you can Help’ section at the top of the Home page and donating through Paypal or by deposit straight into our bank account Greyhound Rescue Inc., BSB 012289, Account No 5247 92379. We urgently need more funds.

We are very grateful to The Pure Platinum Club and in particular Rob for his efforts and the generous donation through the fundraiser. Thank you Rob and everyone at the PPC.

Peter and Janet

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April has found her forever home with Kylie, Mike & their dog Rupie in Melbourne. She is one very lucky girl and is already enjoying the pampered good life.

Her and Rupie are getting along really well and love to play with each other. April has everything a pampered pooch could wish for and will be a very happy greyhound for many years to come.

A great ending for this gorgeous girl.

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Thomas has found his forever home with Linda and Kerry.

Loveable Thomas can be a typically affectionate greyhound, he gets on very well with other dogs both large and small.

Thomas has come on leaps and bounds, and has realised how fun it is to play.
We have found that the other dogs currently living with Thomas, have helped him to gain in confidence and we hope that his forever home will have a great companion dog for company.

He walks very easily on a lead and would make an ideal pet.  Thomas is very well toilet trained.

He enjoys going for walks and also his home comforts -snuggling up in his bed and snoozing.
He also LOVES massages!!

Thomas is not cat friendly.

Arrange to meet Thomas today!

Thomas is:
* 5 years old (dob March 2005)

* desexed

* C5 vaccinated

* microchipped

* heartworm tested “negative” and monthly prevention

* intestinal wormed

* flea treated

* costs $300

Thomas is currently living with us in Sydney.

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Red has found his forever home and is staying with his foster carers Moka and Nicola in East Melbourne. They had fallen in love with this big beautiful boy and did not want him to leave.

Red now spends his days going for lovely walks, snoozing and lapping up all the cuddles! He also has a new found talent for swimming, and can now be nicknamed “aqua dog” as he was fantastic at swimming in the doggie pool last week. Luckily they had a life jacket big enough for him! 

A wonderful success story for beautiful Red.

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Oscar has found his forever home in Melbourne with Rich & Lou. Here is what they say about their wonderful new addition….

“Oscar is settling in well. You were right – he is coming out of his shell more and more every day, and is already a very different dog from the first day we met him!

He is really gaining his confidence with us… and is making us laugh every day. He loves his walks, and has been wolfing down all his meals in about 2 seconds flat!  He has become very use to his morning walk, and when I say morning – I mean 5am!! Rich’s alarm is set for 5:30am, so he is just a bit off at the moment… but it’s hard to get cross with him when he is so happy to be up and awake… jumping up on our bed and giving us wet nose kisses and wagging his tail! We’ve tried to tell him to get back in his basket for another half hour, and he really showed us… jumped down, got in his basket, and started squeaking his toy! Very funny!

He is a real sook and follows me everywhere – with his head attached to my leg! He seems to really enjoy sitting on his mat when I’m in the kitchen cooking, and always dozes off to my ‘richard skelton’ album… (purely instrumental)…

So, all good… I will get some more pics through to you again… from oscar’s rancho relaxo!”

A happy success story for Oscar, a wonderful example of how a very successful ex racer can make the most beautiful pet! Enjoy your retirement lovely boy.

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Rusty is a big beautiful dark brindle boy who is looking for his forever home.

Rusty really enjoys playing with toys. Tennis balls being a real favourite!

He is toilet trained and walks well on a lead.

He would be best suited to an adult household – where he could be loved for the lovely sooky boy he is. Rusty would also love to have regular daily walks.

Rusty gets along well with other dogs both large and small. But he would be great as an only dog for someone who is home a lot.

He would be a great companion for someone lucky enough to adopt him. He is very sweet and affectionate.

Rusty is currently living in Sydney

Rusty is not cat friendly.

Rusty is:
* 3 years old (DOB June 2007)

* desexed

* C5 vaccinated

* microchipped

* heartworm tested – negative

* intestinal wormed

* flea treated

* costs $300

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The beautiful blue boy Danny has found his forever home with long term foster carers, Ruth and Tony in Narre Warren VIC.

They couldn’t bare to see him leave and Danny now gets to share his forever home with Shawee, who was adopted a few months ago.

Danny will now enjoy the pampered life forever, a wonderful success story for this very deserving young boy!

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Good news, bad news and DESPERATE NEWS

The good news is that to date this year we have found homes for 40 greyhounds which has far exceeded our expectations and we are thrilled with this achievement.

The bad news is that we still have about 40 greyhounds looking for homes and DESPERATELY NEED MORE FOSTER CARERS to get greyhounds out of kennels and into homes, especially the newly arrived 8 month old pups, Betty and Smokey, who need close and personal attention.

The DESPERATE NEWS is that we are DESPERATELY SHORT OF FINANCE which is needed to get the greyhounds desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, etc, kennelled, fed, transported, etc. etc. Without more finance WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE THE GREYHOUNDS which otherwise would not have a life after racing. We are a full charity and donations can receive a tax deductible receipt. Can you help us now please by going to the ‘How you can help’ section at the top  and donating via Paypal or by paying straight into our bank account ‘Greyhound Rescue Inc’, BSB 012289, Account no. 5247 92379

We would be very grateful for your support, no matter how large or small the donation. Thank you for your help.

Peter and Janet

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Amy(cat friendly)

Amy  has found her forever home with Brian and Jan, where she will be very much spoilt.

Amy is a beautiful Red Fawn, who at 8 years old, has won several races and been a Mum 3 times over. She is very gentle and sweet, perhaps lacking in confidence a bit at the moment and needs a loving family who will take her under their wing and give her the love and devotion that she needs to rejuvenate her life. From the photo, don’t you just want to cuddle her and say ‘ It’s alright Amy, we love you’?

Amy has now gained a lot of confidence and proven that she is cat friendly.

Amy is:

* 8 years old

* desexed

*  vaccinated

*  microchipped

*  heartworm tested

*  costs $300

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Leichardt Stall and Next Stall

On Sunday 10th October we did a stall at the Leichardt Council’s ‘Dog Day Out’, and the photos show a general gathering plus Amy having ‘time out’ from the hard work of being patted by everyone!! The day was very successful with a number of helpers and greyhound adopters turning up. The raffle raised some much needed funds and the main part of the raffle was a Windows 7 software package donated by Microsoft. Ironically the raffle was won by Karen Convy who adopted Holly, one of our beautiful greyhounds, only a few months ago. Greyhound Rescue also took part in a session for the public, where we could explain the common misunderstandings about greyhounds and what great pets they make.

Thank you to all those who turned up to make the day a successful one.

The next stall is this Sunday, 24thOctober, when Mosman Council are having their ‘Pets Day Out’ at the ‘Alan Border Oval’, The Crescent, Mosman from 10am to 3pm. Come and meet the greyhounds. Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to bad weather.

We will also be doing a Sausage Sizzle at Petbarn, Brookvale on Saturday 23rd October from 10am to 3pm.

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