Pickles (formerly Banana). 11-years old. Black beauty. Enjoys long walks around Narrabeen Lakes and going for a drive to pick up the kids from school.
It’s been many years since we helped Pickles and Kylie find each other, but we love her still and were so happy to hear that she’s doing well.
“She has been a beloved family member longer than she ever raced and that fills me with joy,” said Kylie.
“That was what I always wanted for her. To know that the life she had before never existed and now she is living the good life she was born to live.
Like many of the greyhounds we help to find loving forever homes for, Pickles was very nervous and unsure when she first came to Greyhound Rescue. However, Kylie says that with time, constant reassurance and continual love, Pickles has learned to trust.
“She loves to snuggle her head into me so that I can plant a million kisses on her head.
“She is our family. She is loved by us all, including my parents and our friends, and she greets every one of them at the gate with a wagging tail and a greyhound smile.
“She particularly enjoys it when we entertain friends as she’s worked out that an outstretched paw on to a leg always results in a taste of what’s being eaten!”
Kylie and her family recently moved to an area of Sydney with lots of bushwalks.
“We decided prior to Pickles’ first bush walk that if she had any trouble, we’d take turns carrying her over difficult patches (or all the way home, if she needed it!) She put us all to shame – she was so energised! She charged off through the bush, leading us down rock faces and along narrow paths. It was like watching a mountain goat!
“If you’re thinking about adopting a greyhound, be prepared. You’re about to do something truly wonderful. Not only will you change the life of a dog no longer wanted by the racing industry, you’ll also change your own life – there will be no going back!
“Pickles is the most remarkable dog and adopting her has been one of the greatest things we have ever done in our lives. It is a privilege to be her guardian.”