It’s tax time!

Hi humans, it’s Princess Mary here. I’ve just realised that we’re now into June and that means tax time is nearly here! Personally, I’ve had a pretty prosperous year. Ever since I got rescued, my stocks keep going up! What better way for me to give back than to help a fellow hound in need.

Unlike me, some of my cousins haven’t been so lucky to find homes yet and they need your help. So much time and money goes into finding homes for the hounds… vet bills, kennels bills, treatments… it never stops!

As it’s the end of the financial year very soon, could you please think of the hounds that are waiting for their forever homes when you are getting ready for tax time?

Greyhound Rescue receives no funding and relies purely on donations from kind people like yourselves so we can keep saving greyhounds. Every donation over $2 is tax-deductible… plus, the best part is you’ll get that nice, warm and fuzzy feeling that you’re helping to save hounds in need!

100% of your donation goes towards supporting Greyhound Rescue

It’s really simple to help a hound in need – the easiest way is to donate via Paypal.





Alternatively, you can donate via direct deposit.

Account Name:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012 289
Account No: 524 792 379
Reference: Donation

When you donate via direct deposit, send an email through to Peter and Janet to let them know at peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

The houndies thank you!

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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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Ziggy

Hi, I’m Ziggy! I can be a little timid at first, but once I get to know you, I’m friendly as can be and I’ll even flash you one of my dazzling smiles! Once I come out of my shell, you’ll be able to see my quirky personality shine!  I love to give you grins if you say cheese, it may look scary but I’m just so HAPPY to see you! When I’ve finished my meal I like to take my bowl somewhere else – I’d put it in the sink for washing up but I just can’t reach it! Did I mention that I’m great with kids too? As long as I have my own quiet space where I can get used to being in a home.

If you think I may be your perfect match get in touch with the volunteers info@greyhoundrescue.com.au

  • DOB: 30.7.15
  • Microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Good with dogs of all sizes
  • Children: Good, toddler-friendly

 

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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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What Makes A Rescue Tick?

Hollie – Kennel Manager Extraordinaire

Hollie is one busy lady – this superhero wears gumboots- and if she isn’t running around after the greyhounds, she’s busy cuddling them! She can usually be found with a hose in one hand, her phone in the other, and a dog (or goat!) by her side….

 

What is your role in GR?

I’ve been with GR for 5 years as Kennel manager/mum and an assortment of hundreds of other jobs.

 

How much time do you spend on your role? Weekly/Daily?

Too much! Every morning weekdays, and often afternoons as well. Plus I’m on call.

 

What does a typical shift/day involve for you?

Getting up early to let all the dogs in the hospital out to toilet and check on them, then all the dogs in our top kennel area. Then I go through, disinfect and hose everything, clean out torn bedding, put new bedding in, pooper scoop the yards, feed them, and then take dogs to the vets for desexing. By the time 11am rolls around I’ll have already taken a dozen phone calls as well, dropped my kids to school, and then check on the volunteers who do the bottom kennels. If a volunteer calls at the last minute unavailable I often have to do all the hounds down the bottom as well, morning and/or afternoon. I do meet and greets, pick up dogs coming in, do surrenders, collect dog food, giving advice to adoptive families who call, collect donations, and help at events.

 

What is the thing you like best about your role?

Being the first contact for dogs arriving to rescue, the bonding the time in the van (chucking them chicken nuggets). Meeting new dogs and seeing dogs that have been here a while finally find their perfect family.

 

What frustrates you about your role?

There’s always too much to do and not enough people during the week to help at kennels. Ausilia’s neverending emails, and being hounded by our paperwork nazi Kate. I would rather pick up 34 greyhounds poo all day than touch paperwork.

 

Anything else to add?

There’s so much going on behind the scenes that people have no idea about, I couldn’t do it without my A Team (you know who you are). I hate paperwork and getting emails, but I love my job because I love the dogs. If I could adopt them all I would, but I can’t so I live with all instead.

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Sponsor of the Month – February

Greg & Jeannine Barrett

Birthdays: Greg – 9th Oct Jeannine -19th April

1.When and how did you first start donating to GR?

We started donating to GR shortly after we adopted Jack 4 years ago because we wanted to give back to the rescue who saved our Jack.

2.Do you have any greyhounds or dogs of your own?

Yes we have Jack our rescued greyhound who turns 8 in March.

 3.How does it make you feel to sponsor?

Being a sponsor makes us feel good knowing we are helping the hounds at the shelter.

4.Why do you support GR as opposed to other rescue groups?

GR help greyhounds in need and having adopted Jack from GR they are close to our hearts.

5.When your friends or family find out that you sponsor a hound what do they say or ask?

They ask us what GR do with our sponsor money and they know how much we love Jack so they are happy to hear we sponsor.

6.What would you tell someone who is thinking about  or sponsoring?

We would tell them that adopting or fostering a greyhound is a wonderful way to help hounds who need a home but if you can’t then sponsoring a hound is another greyt way to help them.

7.What do you do when you aren’t working?

We spend a lot of quality time with Jack.

8.What might someone be surprised to learn about you?

We are sci-fi nuts

9.If you could use three words only to describe greyhounds, what would they be?

Lazy, Goofy and Loving

10. And lastly, who is your favourite kennel kid at the moment and why!

 Dino – he’s tall dark and handsome and we are currently one of his sponsors.

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