Volunteer of the Month – October

We’d like to introduce you to Anne, one of our dedicated volunteers who we are recognising as our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for the month of  October.

Our volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at GR. Without them, we could not possibly save and rehome as many greyhounds as we do. While every single one of our volunteers is important no matter how much they do whether hands on with the dogs or behind the scenes, every month we are introducing just one of them to you and acknowledging their amazing efforts. These volunteers have demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, reliability, and cooperation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

We had a chat to Anne to learn more about why she loves volunteering with Greyhound Rescue…


When and how did you first get involved with GR?
I have always loved Greyhounds ever since I met one at a vet in Adelaide where I worked. I saw in the media that GR was doing wonderful work to save these beautiful dogs and we decided to adopt Zoe, our first rescue greyhound.

Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?
Yes, we have three – Zoe, Gizmo and Ruby (all from Greyhound Rescue).

What do you find most challenging about GR?
Having to say goodbye to all the dogs at the end of my shift and not having enough time to do more shifts due to my work.

Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?
Because they are such a wonderful group of people to work with and I want to support them as much as I can.

When your friends or family find out that you volunteer what do they say or ask?
They ask what we do at GR and say it’s a great thing we are doing.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering?
I say they should do it as it’s a wonderful thing to do and there are so many lovely greyhounds that need their help and a home.

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering or working?
I look after my family and my four lovely dogs (we have a little terrier called Eve as well) and my 5 cats,  I also do lots of bushwalking with the dogs.

What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I used to be a Medic in the Navy and then a vet nurse (my favourite job).

If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?
Beautiful, affectionate and cheeky. (Well our Ruby is cheeky anyway).

And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!?
It’s hard to name one, I love all of them but I do miss Licorice, Rupert and Marshall.

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