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Our Story

Greyhound Rescue was set up to find homes for the many greyhounds surplus to requirements of the Racing Industry and launched this website in 2009. In that time we have found homes for more than 1000 greyhounds which otherwise would not have had a life after finishing their racing career or failing to start one.

Our kennels are based in south-west Sydney and run by Peter and Janet, a retired couple, who have worked in dog rescue for many years and devoted their attention to Greyhounds in particular for the past nine years. We currently have over 100 active volunteers who are contributing with their hard work and imagination to help the greyhounds.

Peter and Janet raised a family of three sons and now have eight grandchildren and although retired, have found that Greyhound Rescue is a full-time job!

Greyhound Rescue currently has about 70 greyhounds in its care, with some housed at our kennel facility and others in foster care. There are always more coming in or waiting to come in that need to find a loving home. Racing greyhounds have generally lived their lives in kennels and it is important that they spend some time in a home to learn to adjust to everyday happenings and sounds, like TV sets, vacuums, washing machines, small dogs, children, etc.

Greyhounds by nature are very gentle and affectionate. They don’t need a lot of exercise, don’t lose much hair, don’t have that ‘doggy smell’, rarely bark and make excellent family pets.

Our Policy Against Cruelty to Greyhounds

Greyhound Rescue has rehabilitated and homed well over a thousand greyhounds; many were received with injuries or in poor condition, others in good condition. We also know that thousands of greyhounds are euthanised each year.

Our view is that, as long as there is greyhound racing in NSW, the government should hold the industry 100% accountable for the welfare of these beautiful animals.

That said, Greyhound Rescue was formed with the purpose of taking discarded and unwanted greyhounds, rehabilitating them and finding them homes where they can live happy and safe lives with humans who will lovingly care for them. All the resources of our organisation and the time and effort of our wonderful volunteers is spent in this pursuit.

Charity Status

Greyhound Rescue is a not for profit organisation with full charity status. Our ABN is 89 282 387 425 and our CFN is CFN/21338.

We have DGR status meaning that any donation of $2 or more can receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Because we do not receive any official funding, we rely solely on donations and fundraising to pay for the initial costs involved to desex, vaccinate, microchip, heartworm test the greyhounds and the long term costs to keep them in food and shelter until they find a home. We cannot continue our work without such funds – if you would like to learn more about how you can help, please hover the mouse over the ‘donate/fundraising’ button above or contact us here:

Email: info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

Mail: Greyhound Rescue Inc, PO Box 477, Forestville, NSW 2087


Ethical Policy

Greyhound Rescue has a no-kill policy and would not euthanise a greyhound unless it was terminally ill or in great pain. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, colour or sex. We also believe that greyhounds should be part of the family and live and sleep indoors.

We are sure that anyone adopting from us would be sure to agree with us!

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for reading a little about us.

Peter and Janet

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