Northern Illawarra – Getting up close and personal with the pooches

The Northern Illawarra news site has a c30k monthly readership (with c20k Facebook reach) and covered Greyhound Rescue’s upcoming participation in the North Gong Dog Day.

Love your doggo or looking for a new addition to the family? Head along to the North Gong Dog Day.

Saturday September 15 from midday will see the grounds come alive with four legged friends.

You’ll even get to meet a rescue greyhound.

Greyhound Rescue (GR) volunteer, Wombarra’s Ausilia Cristiano got her beloved dog Zoumie from Sydney charity Greyhound Rescue. “Ask us about fostering and adoption, or grab some of our ‘greyt’ merchandise to show your support,” she says.

Bulli family the Dreghorns fostered greyhound Squid  while he was waiting for his ‘forever’ home and said the experience was rewarding.

You can read more about that HERE

Ellen and Paul Dreghorn decided to be foster carers because they weren’t  ready for a new, permanent pet in the home after losing their dog, Poppy, aged 16 years.

“We didn’t feel ready for another life-long pet. Squid was such a friendly dog. He loved to walk and always stopped and said hello to every person and dog we met on walks.”

Paul also liked the idea of helping a greyhound adjust from kennels to home.

“It was incredibly rewarding. Greyhounds are so gentle and affectionate. I was surprised how much he loved to lie around. Giving him some basic training was no big deal.”

Janet Flann, GR Founder says some hounds are cat and small dog-friendly, while all greyhounds are low maintenance (and unlike many large breeds, have no hip problems).

“They need only a 20 minute walk each day, unlike most other dogs. They have no doggie smell, shed little hair and seldom bark, being quiet and calm in nature.”

“Greyhounds make great pets for all ages,” she says. “They are gentle, 70-km per hour couch potatoes. We have many wonderful greyhounds being cared for in our kennels that need permanent homes or fostering in temporary homes.”

“Our greyhounds are de-sexed, vaccinated, as well as heartworm tested and treated, all for only $350 each. We are very fussy about where they go. They have to sleep indoors.”

People who are interested in adopting or fostering should complete an application form available on GR’s website –

See the article here.

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