HOW to HELP

Greyhound Rescue is predominantly volunteer-run and we rely on donations and fundraising to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds in need. There are a number of ways you can help us to save the lives of greyhounds and give them a new life as a family pet.
Be a 'Help a hound' Sponsor Apply to Adopt or Foster

You can help!

Volunteer

Join our volunteer family and work with our hounds

Sponsor

Sign up to ‘Help A Hound’ and start their new life right

Donate

Make a tax-deductible donation to help with our rescue and rehoming costs

Shop

An amazing range of products with profit going to help hounds in need

Volunteer

Volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at Greyhound Rescue, and we are always grateful for more help.

It takes a huge team effort to care for our hounds and keep things running day after day. From carrying out kennel shifts and transporting hounds to organising fundraisers and managing our administration, there is always something to be done.

Our kennel volunteers care for the hounds at our kennel facility in southwestern Sydney. This includes cleaning and performing animal handling duties.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you will need to:

  • Be relatively fit
  • Be available for at least one shift per month
  • Commit to the shifts you have agreed to, communicating any changes or cancellation in advance (where possible)
  • Have a love of greyhounds and a commitment to their welfare.

We also welcome assistance with maintenance

“My shift at the kennels is the highlight of my week. A place where you are greeted with open paws, big smiles and no judgment. It is definitely rewarding on so many levels but seeing the dogs go to their forever homes is the absolute highlight. For me it has been life changing in the best possible way.”

– Shelley, Greyhound Rescue Volunteer

“We make a difference. Not only to the dogs we save, but also the families who adopt. It’s so rewarding to be part of the team that makes it all happen.”

– Ausilia, Greyhound Rescue Volunteer

“Best parts of volunteering? Getting to meet & help with the rehabilitation of these beautiful dogs, the feeling you get when you see them leave the kennels and go with their forever family to their new home and the camaraderie amongst the volunteers.”

– Sandra, Greyhound Rescue Volunteer

Help a Hound Program

Can’t foster or adopt but want to help? Become a Help A Hound supporter and make a monthly contribution to sponsor one of Greyhound Rescue’s ‘Kennel Kids’. Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of food, shelter, veterinary care, rehabilitation and rehoming, keeping a hound safe and well cared for.

The generosity of donors like you is what keeps Greyhound Rescue going, and your support means so much. As our way of saying thank you for your generous ongoing support, you will receive a thank you card with a photo of the hound you’re helping, recognition of your support on your hound’s website profile, and regular updates on their progress.

Greyhound Rescue is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

“I love sponsoring through the Help a Hound program. I’m unable to adopt or foster and can’t get to kennels to physically volunteer, so this really feels like something I can easily do to make a difference. It’s not a lot of money, but for me, sponsoring helps me feel I’m doing something meaningful.”

– Laura, Help A Hound Sponsor

“I sponsor because I can’t fit any more hound beds in my house! Since I can’t have any more greyhounds in my life, sponsoring is a great way to assist other hounds in their journey to their new lives. I love receiving my cards and finding out what my sponsored hound has been up to. Every time I look at their photos on my shelf, it fills me with joy and satisfaction.”

– Ewe Lin, Help A Hound Sponsor

“I have been sponsoring greyhounds through GR for several years and it’s always rewarding to know each hound has gone on to a comfy sofa in a loving home. Each new sponsored hound’s photo takes pride of place on our fridge door where visitors can admire them and I get to wax lyrical about the ‘greyt’ job Greyhound Rescue do finding furever homes for greyhounds.”

– Michele, Help A Hound Sponsor

donate

Asking for help and financial assistance is always difficult. Greyhound Rescue relies largely on donations and fundraising to cover the high costs associated with rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming greyhounds.

We are very grateful for all donations as these help ensure we can continue saving these beautiful greyhounds. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Shop

Purchases made through Greyhound Rescue’s online store help support our rescue and rehoming costs. We sell an evolving range of greyhound-related items – from martingale collars to enrichment toys and GR-branded gear. It’s a great place to shop for your greyhound or hound-loving friend while knowing you’re helping us continue doing what we do.