Norm (Cat Tolerant) (Homed)

Norm is kindly sponsored by Elizabeth.


“Hi I’m Norm. Do you know why I think they called me Norm? Because I’m not just any norm I am that infamous “The Norm” that everyone keeps talking about. Why you ask? Well, a normal (er, that is a norm greyhound) does little else other than sleep. And sleep. And sleep some more. And get up for a zoomie, a snack, and then it’s back to bed to recover. Everything is just too much effort for a greyhound, despite what you may see when we’ve had to run around a track. Nobody understands that we don’t run all day! We hardly run at all! We’re sprinters, not marathon runners. So that is why I am The Norm. Because I’m the epitome of greyhound normal! The perfect example! I really don’t bother getting up much at all. In fact, my favourite song is “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars. You know, the one that goes “Today I don’t fell like doing anything… I just wanna lay in my bed…” I’d sing it all to you but I’m really overdue for my snooze…..zzzzzzzzzzz”  If you would like to experience this for yourself get in touch with the volunteers and The Norm could be your perfect match!

  • DOB: 5.12.11
  • Desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Sydney
  • Adoption Cost $350
  • Cat Tolerant: Yes
  • Small Dog Tolerant:Yes
  • Good With Children: Yes
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We have been very busy at GR this week – six dogs have come in six days and we are FULL. Our main kennels are full, and our overflow kennels too. We have many coming in and not enough hounds going out to the homes they deserve. We urgently need foster carers and adopters so we can make room save more. If you have been thinking about adopting or fostering one of our beautiful greyhounds please get in touch


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Calling for fosters and funds!


Greyhound lovers, we beg for your help. Due to the recent airing of Four Corners we are under the most pressure we have ever been under, to take surrendered greyhounds. Our inbox has been flooded and phones have not stopped ringing.

WE WANT TO SAVE THEM! We are desperately begging for foster carers and donations to help us build more kennels on our new property to enable us to take more surrendered greyhounds and to be able to pay private boarding kennels to reduce the amount that trainers or owners may feel they have to euthanise.

Any donation small or large would be greatly appreciated or if you can foster in NSW please email

AccountName: Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Donation

Please send an accompanying email to with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

For PayPal:

Please share, this is a matter of urgency!

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Share the greyhound love!



In the light of the recent horrific documentary that aired Monday night on Four Corners regarding the live baiting cruelty, we would like everyone to share this beautiful photo shared by greyhound lover Tasha. Thanks Tasha!

From birth, greyhounds are born to make money. They are trained (and not in the basic obedience sense), kennelled, blooded (as we found last night) and then either abandoned, surrendered or euthanised.

There are many of us who deal with the aftermath of their ‘career’ and we can tell you firsthand – greyhounds are special. What other breed can be put through such a lifestyle and snuggle up to humans, kiss children’s faces, walk nicely on the lead, rarely bark or show aggression, become therapy dogs or even service dogs and on many occasions – live in harmony with small pets?

We won’t stop promoting this wonderful breed and we hope we have your support. Thanks for being there with us!

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Lucy (Homed)

Lovely Lucy is a recent save from a Yass trainer. Lucy is a stunning smaller fawn girl who is quickly adjusting to life in foster care instead of the training kennels.  We will update her profile as we get to know more about this beautiful girl but we know she is quite young (under 18 months old), very affectionate and sweet and very suited to life on somebody’s couch!  Lucy is currently in foster care with another greyhound and young children, so we should have more information about her as she settles into life as a foster pet!
  • Approx 18 months old 
  • Desexed, microchipped, heartworm tested and treated
  • Located in Canberra
  • Not yet cat tested 
  • Adoption cost $350


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Fencing Fundraiser


Some of you may know from our post on our Facebook page, that we have secured NEW KENNELS! We are having to move out of our current kennels due to council compulsory purchase. We are very lucky that one of our volunteers got word of a fantastic new place and it didn’t take long for us to sign the lease.

The property shows so much potential, it does need some TLC and perhaps a few trades here and there….

The first step was to emergency re-roof our hospital wing as we found out during some heavy rain that there are quite a few large leaks! Peter Batkin along with donations from Kelly and her dad Ian have managed to sort this first step – thank you for your generosity guys 🙂

The next was to colour bond fence our boundary for privacy and security which cost $5000 and a fundraiser run by Jordan Rivkin managed to cover this thanks to some generous donators! Thank you to all who donated to Jordan’s fundraiser and especially to Jordan himself for thinking of us 🙂

Now, we have a big one… In order to start the big move, we have to build chain link fencing for the runs so our greyhounds can securely zoom and play whilst the kennels are being cleaned daily. This fencing has cost us $15,000 and we urgently need your donations to help us cover this cost.

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You can donate below through either PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.

We understand that not all can donate but if you are local to the Rouse Hill/Riverstone area and would like to help us with our fencing working bee which will be on the weekend of the 29th and 30th, Saturday and Sunday please email We will require handymen/women and those who can heavy lift.

We will organise for a BBQ, some beers and softs to help fuel you along!

Thank you for your ongoing support!
Janet, Peter and the team at Greyhound Rescue


Direct Bank Transfer

AccountName:  Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: FENCE


Please send an accompanying email to with your details to let Janet and Peter know you have donated.

NOTE: All donations are tax deductible.

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ACT Greyhound Cocktail Evening



When: Friday, 20 February 2015
Where: Tuggeranong Homestead
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2905
Cost: $70pp inc canapés
Dress: Cocktail attire

Guest speakers: Dr Michael Archinal Veterinarian and published author of Animal Wisdom & Sharyn Watson Executive Director of The Medical Advances Without Animals Trust

RSVP: before 6th of February. Payment confirms booking. Please include dietary requirements, all are catered for.

Volunteer Natalie who is mum to ex Greyhound Rescue hounds Kayden and Lizzie has organised a super evening where we can all dress up in the name of Greyhound Rescue! Thank you Natalie for organising such a wonderful event – the first of its kind in support of our hounds at Greyhound Rescue!

The night will involve listening to two fabulous speakers, not to be missed.

Many awesome items will be auctioned during the event.



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Nominate Greyhound Rescue!


Dick Smith will be giving away $1m in 2014. Half of which has already been donated. The remaining $500,000 will be allocated at the end of the year. One of our volunteers has nominated us to be one of those charities!

You can help! Vote for us:

It’s very simple! Just take a photograph of any Dick Smith Foods product(s) in your pantry and text* or email it to together with your nomination of GREYHOUND RESCUE to get points for us to become one of the top 10 by the end of the year!

The more DS products the more points! You can also include your name and it will be added to their website so you know you have reached them and your vote has been recorded.

*It does sound strange, but believe it or not you can put an email address on the phone number field for texting and it will come through!

Please share and vote, for the Greyhound Rescue greyhounds!!!

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Forestville Trivia Night 2014

Sydneysiders, the next trivia night is at Forestville RSL on Saturday 15th November.  Brian Fairweather is back hosting the event for us.  He was absolutely superb last year and we have been looking forward to this one to come around again.


  • Start @ 7pm
  • Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville, NSW 2087
  • Tickets $30 per person or $270 for a table of 10 booked in advance

Please contact Peter on 0412 562 104 or to reserve your seat or table.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Adoption Fee Increase from August 1st


Costs at Greyhound Rescue have continued to increase of late. We are homing more dogs than ever before but this means that we also have more expenses too! There are transport costs, vet fees, kenneling, food, flea and worm treatments… it all adds up. We have held off increasing our adoption fee for as long as possible, but despite everybody’s support, sponsorship, and generous donations we need to make an increase to help us recover a bit more of our costs for each dog.

This adoption fee does not cover all the expenses to us of re-homing these beautiful dogs, but it certainly helps.  As you are aware we are a not for profit charity and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations so every dollar counts. The simple fact is if we don’t try and cover our costs as much as possible we cannot save more dogs.  Starting from August 1st 2014 all adult dogs starting their trials on and after this date will have an adoption fee increase from $300 to $350. We feel that this is a reasonable increase, and  a small price to pay in exchange for a loving forever companion!

To to all our  adopters and sponsors we thank you for all your support and understanding.

The Team at Greyhound Rescue.

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