Engagement present for Greyhound Rescue


The two greyhounds pictured, all rugged up for winter, are Billie and Millie, brother and sister who we homed to Bec in Newcastle about 18 months ago. At the time the twins were only 6 months old and really fell on their feet, having a beautiful home with Bec and Sam.

18 months on, Bec and Sam got engaged and had a party. Instead of receiving presents, Bec and Sam asked for donations to Greyhound Rescue and raised $1072.20!! So we would like to thank all the guests of the Sam West and Bec Greentree Engagement Party for their generosity and support. We, and all the greyhounds that benefit, are overwhelmed with everyone’s support and we must thank Bec and Sam in particular for being so kind and thoughtful to forego their engagement presents.

Bec and Sam wrote:

‘We were so happy to do this and we hope that this money will help you continue the wonderful work you do saving other Billie’s and Millie’s out there!  Sam and I could not imagine our lives without our twins, and with the love they give us everyday this was the least we could do.’

and also:

‘you would have been very proud of your twins they are great ambassadors for their breed!  In their normal not party lives things have been going pretty much swimmingly for the both of them, they are in great health and are forever happy and willing to have a game or a belly rub……… our only family disputes come at bath time! We must wash Millie first because being the brains of the operation she will hind and not return if she sees the plastic tub being fill up!  Both of them have PJ’s in winter to keep them warm at night and there are photos above showing just how funny they look in them.’

Thank you Bec and Sam and we hope that Billie and Millie will continue to give you lots of happiness and that you both have a long and happy life together.

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Greyhound Rescue is deeply indebted to Amy Cooper, a journalist with The Sun Herald and also to The Spanton Media Group. As part of a work project, Amy, with the help of David Spanton, raised some funds in the course of their work and Amy decided that Greyhound Rescue should receive a share of the proceeds. As a result we were invited to a Party celebrating the project in the Piano Room at Kings X and duly presented with a cheque for $1000 with a further $130 being raised on the night. Greyhound Patch attended the party with us, enjoyed the high life and being a celebrity, although she declined the cocktails!!

Many thanks to Amy and David from ourselves, but more particularly from the greyhounds that we will now be able to save with this wonderful donation.

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Great News

In the last two weeks 6 greyhounds have found their forever homes and two more have gone on trial.

Joseph and Susie have joined Nick in Canberra, Patch and Socks have joined Peter and Vanessa in Katoomba, Holly has joined Karen in Newtown and Anna has joined Mike and Fiona’s family in Forestville. We wish all these families the best of luck and thank everyone for giving the greyhounds a home.

Roger, ‘The Dag’, and Tallulah are half way through their trial period with Victoria in Pennant Hills and Victoria is ecstatic about her new friends.

It also seems that Athena has found a home even before she got to join us!! It must be a record!!

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It is always difficult to single out individuals amongst others who have lent a helping hand, but particular thanks must go to Michael at Forestville for his photography at ‘Bark in the Park’ and also for designing a brochure/handout which is proving to be of great value.

Also many thanks to Maryan of Narrabean who has designed and printed ‘Wanted’ posters to help home the greyhounds. These posters have been eye catching and very professional and no doubt our recent success in homing greyhounds has been partly due to them. Along with Maryan, we must thank Justine and John of Dymocks at Warringah Mall who have helped to promote our cause.

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Did you know that?

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to anyone who is logging in and it has definitely been a Happy Easter for the greyhounds because, after a slow spell, 6 greyhounds have gone on trial at various homes this week end. Holly has gone to Karen in Newtown, Joseph and Susie flew down to Canberra to be with Nick and Patch and Socks have gone to Katoomba with Vanessa and Peter.

Not to mention that a week ago Anna went to Mike and Fiona at Forestville, who have already adopted Jack and Poppie from us!!

So good luck to all the greyhounds and all the families and we hope that many more greyhounds will soon find homes like their lucky friends.

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Garage Sale makes $525

It was hard work but thanks to a wonderful effort by all concerned, we raised $525 towards Greyhound Rescue’s funds. Particular thanks must go to Mike, Fiona, Charlotte and Natasha for donating so much of their Barbie collection and being a great help on the day as well. Also thanks to Maureen who donated the proceeds of a ‘walker’ to the total for the day and to Isobel and Linda who also donated items.

It should also be noted that the above mentioned Mike was also responsible for the ‘Bark in the Park’ photos and has since produced an excellent hand out for us. Thanks for all your hard and creative work Mike.

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Kannex Dog Beds


Kannex have been very generous in their support of Greyhound Rescue and we can certainly recommend Kannex Dog Beds as being of excellent quality.

Phone:  02 9451 5083

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Bark in the Park

Today we went to Bark in the Park at Victoria Park, Camperdown, Sydney and the greyhounds had a marvellous time. The white sisters Patch and Socks looked just great in the Greyhound rescue coat, as did Dozer, Sophie, Jack, Angus and Poppy. Poppy even got to go on stage with Charlotte and Stevie Jacobs! However, it all became a bit too much and some of the hounds had to have a lie down!!

Also today, Andy and Sally went to foster carers Maria and Chris in Fairlight, so a big thank you to Maria and Chris.


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More donations

Greyhound Rescue is proud to announce donations from Jess at Cross City Logistics, from Maureen in Killarney Heights and Amanda Waring and friends in Mosman. We are most grateful for this support which enables us to continue to rescue more greyhounds who deserve a life after racing or instead of racing.

We apologise if we have not mentioned any major donators and any omission is unintended.

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