Manly Daily – Adopt a hairy angel for hound love

The Manly Daily is a News Corp Australia newspaper covering the Northern Beaches region of Sydney. It is distributed to about 90k homes and businesses with a readership of about 156k.

Newport resident Sheridan Hudson tells of her experience finding ‘hound love’ by adopting rescue greyhound Buddy. She is now urging others to get involved in Adopt-a-Greyhound Month.

Sheridan Hudson with her adopted greyhound Buddy. Picture: Lindsey Williams

ADDING ‘hound love’ to your life by adopting or fostering a rescue greyhound is an opportunity not to be missed.

I’ve always loved the look of greyhounds and wanted to rescue one from being destroyed or kept in a cage.

I adopted Buddy from Sydney charity Greyhound Rescue (GR) in 2016.

Basic training is often needed for rescue greyhounds, many of whom had never been a pet before. It took time and patience for Buddy to feel at home, but it has been completely worthwhile.

He was a little unsettled at first, but has a very friendly, soft nature and adjusted quite easily first at my house and now in my pet-friendly garden apartment. He’s good at instructions, loves a walk and a run but does love his sleep.

He’s very loyal, loving and generally a bit of a sook. He’s the sweetest dog that I’ve ever had. Buddy is at home relaxing on his various beds while I am away. He has access to an outside tiled balcony for the toilet, but he mostly waits for me to come home and let him outside to a common area. I take him for a walk first thing every morning and first thing when I get home, so he has plenty of sniffing possibilities.

It’s not well-known that greyhounds make great pets.

They’re Australia’s real underdogs and are the ideal urban dog, especially if you get two so they have company when you’re at work.

Also, they are gentle 70km/ h couch potatoes, shed very little hair, have no ‘doggie smell’ and need just two 20-minute walks a day, but like most dogs are happy to do more. And did I mention they are hairy angels, well, they are.

Greyhound Rescue (GR) is offering a discount for April – $250 instead of $350 per dog – which helps pay for these exracers to be desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and have a full health check.

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See the article here (page 22).

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