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!


Join our volunteer family and work with our hounds


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


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


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


Volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at Greyhound Rescue, and we are always grateful for more help. Our kennel volunteers care for the hounds at Greysland, our facility in Sydney’s southern rural fringe. 

In this role you will provide basic care to greyhounds and attend to their daily needs, including cleaning kennels and performing animal handling duties. You will be part of a fun, welcoming and dedicated team who share a commitment to helping and caring for greyhounds.

To volunteer you must:

  • Have a love of greyhounds and a commitment to their welfare
  • Complete online training and attend an induction shift
  • Have your own transport; Greysland is not accessible by public transport
  • Be available for a minimum of one, *4-hour shift per month and commit to the shifts you have agreed to, communicating any changes or cancellation in advance (where possible) 

(* or 4 hours per month of administrative time for non kennel roles)

“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


Making a bequest to Greyhound Rescue in your Will is an opportunity to leave your legacy and make a real difference to hounds in need. Greyhound Rescue has partnered with Safewill, Australia’s leading online Will writing platform, to make writing a Will quick and easy. If you or someone you love is preparing a Will, you can write your bespoke Will with Safewill for a discounted price.

If you already have a Will, click here for sample wording to include Greyhound Rescue in your Will.

Help a hound

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.


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.

“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

Corporate volunteering

Group Volunteering

Looking for a unique experience? Interested in learning more about greyhounds and Greyhound Rescue in a fun and rewarding way? Why not book a Group Volunteering Experience! Get together a bunch of mates and spend the day at beautiful Greysland helping our hounds and giving back in the best possible way. You’ll have the opportunity to work with our hounds as well as on tasks such as cleaning, repairs, sorting donations, and general maintenance. Drop us an email via the button below and we can tailor an experience to suit your needs.

Corporate volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Bring your team out to gorgeous Greysland for a day of team building and fun! It’s a rewarding experience that includes working with the rescue hounds at our shelter, as well as taking on tasks such as maintenance, cleaning, repairs, and sorting donations. We tailor the experience to your group and are very flexible. Drop us an email via the button below and we can create an experience for your team.


Interested in becoming one of Greyhound Rescue’s corporate sponsors? Maybe you have an idea or product that you think would be a great fit. We would love to hear from you.

Do you have a workplace giving program? Why not sign Greyhound Rescue up as a beneficiary, or think about how your team could run a fundraiser to support our work.