April is ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’

Greyhound Rescue is again declaring April to be ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’!

Nat Panzarino, Greyhound Rescue president, said this year everyone is keen to find a home for Bjorn and Sasha.

These two long term houndies have been with GR since 2018. Both are delightful three-year olds.

Bjorn

“Bjorn, a gorgeous blue boy arrived in early March 2018. He needs a home in a quiet neighbourhood with a yard where he can stretch his legs. He’s happy to be home alone during the day and is being fostered with another greyhound. It’s really heart-warming to read in his online profile what his foster carers say about how he’s blossomed,” said Nat.

Sasha

Sasha had a broken leg and has been doing physio exercises with GR’s kennel manager as part of her rehabilitation: “While Sasha doesn’t need further leg care, she should have no off-lead runs in large spaces for a few more months and even after this period, should not be ‘zooming’ too often.”

We are a registered charity and rely on donations, which are tax-deductible. If you’re unable to adopt, foster a dog, or physically volunteer, why not consider joining our Help a Hound program, or purchasing some of our merchandise?

Please keep in mind that when you decide to ask us about adopting one of our greyhounds, you can do so via its online profile. Here’s what that looks like in Sasha’s profile –

If you end up adopting her, contacting us this way means you get a free bag of food from SavourLife and we get a donation! Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to reward our other food supplier Raw and Fresh for supporting us, you can use this affiliate link to make purchases with the code GR10.

With more people at home due to COVID-19, Greyhound Rescue is receiving a larger number of foster and adoption applications than usual, but we’re encouraging people to think through their decision carefully before applying.

“It’s great to get this support, but applicants should keep in mind that adoption’s for life. Also, when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we won’t be able to suddenly take in all the dogs that have been put in to foster placements. So, if you’re keen to be a foster carer, be aware that you may still have the dog when the time comes for you to return to work,” said Nat.

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Adopting in the time of COVID-19

Working from home? We feel you. Think it might be a good opportunity to settle in a dog? We agree!

BUT! A dog is for life, not just for a shutdown. If you choose to adopt (or indeed foster!) a dog at this time then you can’t expect to give it back once we all return to work.

We are receiving an unprecedented number of applications which is AWESOME, however we are a tiny, volunteer-run charity. It’s going to take us some time to process these applications and we ask for your patience.

Please, make sure that you’re serious about bringing a dog into your life and making that commitment before you send in that form. Inviting a rescued greyhound into your family is a process that requires some adjustment from everyone.

DO APPLY:
* After you have done some research and believe that a greyhound is a good fit for your family. Our website is a great place to start!
* Everyone in your family is on board with the decision.
* You’re willing to make necessary adjustments to your home and lifestyle to accommodate a hound.
* You have landlord and strata approval (where required) in writing and can forward it with your application.
* You can care for your new furry family member once the crisis is over and everyone returns to work.

Please DO NOT apply:
* Regular working schedule means you won’t have time for a dog.
* You want to only have a dog while in self isolation/shutdown.
* You haven’t got permission from your strata/landlord. Please have that in writing before submitting your application to us.

Don’t decide on a whim – it won’t work out. If you are going to dedicate yourself to this journey please do fill in an application form, we’d love to hear from you.

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Pet of the Week – Peanuts

Hi there, I’m Peanuts! I might be a big boy, but I’m a true softie at heart and I’m sure to charm you with my gentle and loving ways. I’m at my happiest when I’m hanging out with people and I love to lean on them and ask for pats! Oh, and I walk ever so well on the lead, so you’ll love going for walkies with me. I also love toys, food and chilling in my clam pool – you might say I’m a bit of a water baby!

I get oh so excited when greeting humans, and I sometimes jump with excitement, so it’s probably best I don’t go to a home with any small children. I get on well with the lady greys, but I think I’d be happiest living life as a bachelor for now – I do love being the centre of attention!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my most endearing and goofy quirk – I love to greet you with a big toothy smile that you will be powerless to resist!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Peanuts’ SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 04.02.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004300129
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Children: Older kids only

Peanuts is kindly helped by Jackie, Amber, Mariam, Fiona, Michael and Sharon.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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A Song for Greyhounds…

Mem Davis, one of our supporters, has recorded this song ‘Jillian’, with 100% of proceeds going to Greyhound Rescue.

 

 

Jillian is one of many dogs rescued by Greyhounds Australia. She is an ex racing dog, and was luckier than her 10,000 friends who were killed in the name of sport.
All proceeds from this song sale go directly to Greyhound Rescue, a Sydney based group dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dogs like Jillian.

Song available on bandcamp:
https://memdavis.bandcamp.com/track/jillian

Statistics:
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/greyhound-racing.php

 

Credits:
Song written and performed by Mem Davis.
Drums by Tim McAlpin
Recorded and produced by Jamie Fletcher, Wombat Hole Studios
Video by Bryce CW.

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Joker (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Joker! I’m a friendly girl who loves the company of humans and other dogs of all sizes. I’m just a young ‘un too, just about to hit my second birthday – so I’m looking for a home where I can have plenty of fun, maybe with a doggie friend to keep me company!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 16.04.2018
  • Microchip Number: 956000009481283
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Glimmer (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Glimmer! I arrived at Greyhound Rescue just in time for my eighth birthday, and I’m ready to settle down into a nice comfy retirement. I’m sure my forever couch is out there somewhere and I hope it has lots of nice soft beds where I can rest my head. What do you say, have you got some space for me?

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 11.03.2012
  • Microchip Number: 956000002591449
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not tested
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Chook (on trial)

Hi, I’m Chook! I haven’t quite reached my second birthday yet, so I’m still just a puppy really. Like all puppies, I’ve got a ton of enthusiasm for life and I just can’t wait to get out there and explore every inch of it, nose first! If you’re ready to take me on lots of ‘sniffaris’ and adventures, then count me in!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 25.04.2018
  • Microchip Number: 956000009576418
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not tested
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Poirot (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Poirot. As my name suggests, I’m a bit of a sleuth… if you need someone to crack the case of where the treats are hidden, I’m your gal! I’m a friendly lady who likes spending time with people and eating all the food… so if you’ve got plenty of pats and treats at your place, I’d love to meet you!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 03.01.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000003349247
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Not tested
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Micah

Hello, I’m Micah! I’m a gentle boy who absolutely loves people – my favourite thing is leaning my face against them so they can give me all the pats I could ask for. It’s sure to melt your heart!

I get along great with other dogs so I’d be happy to share my home with one of them – in fact, that’s what I’m doing while I’m in foster care! I don’t mind too much what sort of home I go to, just as long as there are some humans who can shower me with love and give me as many pats as I want. Does that sound good to you?

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Micah’s SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 26.12.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000004015484
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Stelline (on trial)

I’m Stelline, pleased to meet you! I’m a rather angelic little girl who is a master at charming everyone I meet with my sweet ways. I just love hanging out with people, leaning on them and using my very best puppy eyes to get all the love and treats they can give! In fact, after people, food is my favourite thing ever!

I’m a pretty easygoing girl so I don’t mind too much what sort of home I go to – big or small, other dogs or none, it’s all fine by me. I’m still working up my confidence to be around big crowds of people, they can make me a bit nervous right now, so I might not be too suited to being a cafe dog at first… but if I have some humans who can help build my confidence then I’m sure I can be one day, because I hear there’s plenty of food to be had there!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 04.08.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004090249
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Lil Rob (on trial)

Hi, I’m Lil’ Rob! I’m a sweet and handsome boy who is a bit on the timid side – I’m still learning all about pet life, and I sometimes need a bit of time to feel confident around new people things. But once I get to know you, I’m very friendly and love to come and ask you for pats!

I’m looking for a home with some kind people who will let me learn all about the world at my own pace. I get along well with other dogs, although I’m a bit of a ladies’ man so I’d prefer to share my home with a lady dog, if that’s okay… I’m sure we will make a very good looking pair!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Lil Rob’s SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 20.06.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000003252247
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly, best with a female dog
  • Children: Not tested

Lil Rob is kindly helped by Tracy, Macha and Alison & David.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Scooby (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Scooby, the sweetest boy you will ever meet! I have a big smile that’s sure to brighten up your day – it matches my big heart.

I’m a gentle and friendly sort who just loves spending time with people and asking them for lots of pats and love. I’m very smoochy and love giving you lots of kisses!

I don’t have too long a list of requirements for my new home – just some nice comfy beds and some humans I can snuggle up to whenever I desire. In return I’m happy to be your loyal Netflix buddy – maybe we can even watch some episodes of my namesake, Scooby Doo!

Because I’m such a friendly boy I get along great with other dogs so I’m happy to share my home with one of them too!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 04.08.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004019299
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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