A day in the life of Greyhound Rescue

Take a journey from kennels to couch with this glimpse of what we do here at Greyhound Rescue.



Footage supplied by BBC Worldwide. Edited by Harley Rossetto

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Atticus

Hi! I’m Atticus and I’m a special boy who’s looking a home that’s just right for me. Once you get to know me, I’m super affectionate and I think some of the best things in life include a good cuddle and an ear scratch.

I’m not quite as courageous as my namesake, Atticus Finch, which is why I’ll do best in a home with just one person to bond with who has lots of experience with rescue dogs that might need a little extra TLC. I’m not very experienced with all this pet business yet and will need a little bit of extra help along the way.

What I’m looking for is a quiet home where I can spend my retirement years, preferably without any young kiddies. If it’s not too much bother at all, I’d prefer to go to a house with a yard, I’m not an overly active boy but do best with some extra space so I can enjoy a good zoomie and a quiet spot in the sun to soak up the rays. I’m not too keen on sharing the limelight so I need a home that will let me be top dog. But once you have fallen in love with me I can assure you your heart can’t be given away to anyone else!

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Greyhound Rescue are running the City 2 Surf!

The City 2 Surf 14km fun run is on soon and some of our wonderful volunteers are running it to raise money for Greyhound Rescue!

But if you’re more of a couch potato like our houndies, don’t worry, you don’t have to tackle Heartbreak Hill – there’s another way you can help.

Consider sponsoring our team members by clicking on the Everyday Hero link below, and spread the word for us at your workplace, and among family and friends. Every dollar helps!

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Volunteer of the Month – July 2017

We’d like to introduce you to Tracy, one of our super-dedicated volunteers who we are recognising as our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for July.

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 co-operation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

 

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

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Volunteer of the Month

Margot with Ruby

We’d like to introduce you to Margot, one of our very dedicated volunteers who is our ‘Volunteer of the Month’ for June. 

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 co-operation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

We had a chat to Margot about why she loves volunteering with Greyhound Rescue.  Read More »

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Do you know someone in property?


We need help finding a new kennel property to lease, as we must move soon. If you know anyone who could help, please email us – info@greyhoundrescue.com

We do have some specific needs for our property, so read on to find out more.

Peter and Janet
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Pointy Pembleton is here!

Desperately needed dollars for rescue greyhounds via crowd funding

Dog lovers are invited to help raise dollars for rescue greyhounds by pre-ordering new Australian children’s picture book via an exciting, new crowdfunding campaign, launching today on Chuffed.org

The campaign will fund the production of Pointy Pembleton Visits the Dog Park which is about a gregarious greyhound character who shows children how to accept others that may be a little different.

“We are two Greyhound Rescue volunteers who want to use our skills to raise funds in an innovative and fun new way. Pointy Pembleton teaches children that friendship can sometimes take you by surprise,” said Nat Panzarino, author.

Nat, an English teacher and mother of two, and Fer Wicker, illustrator, have teamed up to bring Pointy Pembleton – picture book hero – to life on the pages of a whimsical, beautifully written book with gorgeous watercolour illustrations.

“We want to use our skills, not only raise funds for dogs in desperate need, but also to raise awareness about greyhounds as family pets. They are wonderful, gentle dogs and they make amazing family pets,” said Fer.

The campaign aims to raise $15,000 to print, market and distribute 2,000 copies of the book. Money from the sale of each book will be donated to Greyhound Rescue Inc.

There are thousands of greyhounds who are unloved, without a family of their own. “No longer wanted by the racing industry, most greyhounds are simply killed. This is referred to by the industry as ‘wastage’,” said Nat.

Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of retired racing greyhounds in an expensive undertaking.

“Ongoing funds are required for organisations like Greyhound Rescue to continue finding loving homes. These dogs deserve as much love as a poodle or a pug or a chihuahua,” said Fer.

All enquiries: hello@pointypembleton.com 

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Pointy Pembleton is on his way!

Pointy Pembleton is a gregarious greyhound character dreamed up by two of our very own volunteers and based on Greyhound Rescue’s Ambassadog, Zac. Soon, Pointy Pembleton will be the hero of his very own picture book to raise much-needed funds for Greyhound Rescue!

Want to learn more about this seriously super awesome project to help our hounds?

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and check out the website at www.pointypembleton.com

Don’t forget to join Pointy’s mailing list to make sure that you get the skinny on Pointy before anybody else does. Join mailing list » 

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Sponsor of the Month – March

Clyde, Debbie & Jack Woods

Birdthdays: Clyde – 3rd May, Debbie – 1st September and Jack – 18th January

When and how did you first start donating to GR?
We first started donating to Greyhound Rescue after meeting a family who looked after dogs when people go on holidays or looked after our beautiful Kelli while we were away. We had heard about GR before and thought what a great organisation and that’s as far as it got.

After speaking to these wonderful people, who also fostered at one stage. It made us more aware of what you guys do for this wonderful dog breed.

After we adopted our second grey we thought we can’t have three at home, we’ll pay for the upkeep for one at Greyhound Rescue who have no government funding provided to try and help. That was about 2 or 3 years ago – we’re not really sure when but it doesn’t matter as long as we do.

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Volunteer of the Month – March

Dicken

No doubt about it, we wish there were more people like this in the world!

Meet Dicken. He is the sort of person that goes about his volunteering work quietly in the background, doing his thing. He’s the sort of volunteer that when we find mysterious but much needed items at kennels that seem to have come from thin air (buckets, bags, etc) it’s a bet Dicken is behind it because he never makes a fuss about his contributions! Thank you Dicken for everything you do!

1.When and how did you first get involved with GR?
I started volunteering at the current kennels about 18 months ago. I came across GR when I was looking for a greyhound to adopt a few years ago and used to help out at the previous GR kennel which was smaller and as well equipped as the current one.
 
2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?
I used to have a greyhound but sadly it passed away about 20 months ago. Before that I had two golden retrievers. I’m looking to adopt another one hopefully in the very near future (a greyhound of course).
 
3.What do you find most challenging about GR?
I guess the most challenging part of GR is to change people’s misconception about greyhounds. Many people still think greyhounds are vicious animals because they are muzzled when they are out in public or when they race and because of that some people don’t see greyhounds as family pets. But gladly due to the recent publicity of greyhound racing and the on-going education from animal charity groups such as GR, more and more people now realize greyhounds can be wonderful family pets.
 
4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?
I was researching greyhounds a while ago when I was looking to adopt one and came across GR and was really impressed by the effort and determination of Peter and Janet (founders of GR) in saving abandoned greyhounds. Being a small non-profit charity organization without any government subsidies they rely heavily on help from volunteers and sponsors/donors.
 
5.When your friends or family find out that you volunteer what do they say or ask?
They are really supportive and love to know more about greyhounds. Some are even considering greyhounds as they next pets!
 
6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering
You won’t regret it. Thinking about what the dogs went through before they arrive at GR and seeing the transformation the dogs make at GR will bring a smile to your face and your heart.
 
7.What do you do when you aren’t volunteering or working?
Chillaxing and sleeping.
 
8. What might someone be surprised to learn about you
I love coffee. I may have 6-7 cups of ristretto a day and still manage to fall asleep on the couch by 8PM!
 
9. If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?
Lazy, easy-going, funny.
 
10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!
They’re all my favourites but if I really have to pick one it’d be Humphrey. Whenever he sees you he can’t wait to jump up to give you lots of kisses on your face (and muddy paw prints on your shirt on a rainy day).
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