Wood Park Wines Greyhound Rescue offer

It’s tough times for everyone right now, but here’s the good news: you can stock your cellar, help out a boutique Australian winemaker, and support Greyhound Rescue all at once!

Wood Park Wines have been long-time supporters of Greyhound Rescue. Due to drought and then bushfires our Aussie winemakers are in for tough times. Add in the Coronavirus and frankly, we could all do with a (vegan friendly) drink! By taking up this offer your purchase won’t only help Wood Park weather this storm but it will help us here at Greyhound Rescue with 10% of sales being donated to help our hounds. Cheers to that!

The Wood Park Wine deal:

    • Order 6 bottles of wine to receive a 15% discount
    • Order 12 bottles of wine to receive a 20% discount
    • Free delivery included with all orders
    • All Wood Park Wines are VEGAN FRIENDLY
    • Orders must be in increments of 6 or 12

 

Click here to download your order form now and email your orders direct to 

cellardoor@woodparkwines.com.au

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April is ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’

Greyhound Rescue is again declaring April to be ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’!

Nat Panzarino, Greyhound Rescue president, said this year everyone is keen to find a home for Bjorn and Sasha.

These two long term houndies have been with GR since 2018. Both are delightful three-year olds.

Bjorn

“Bjorn, a gorgeous blue boy arrived in early March 2018. He needs a home in a quiet neighbourhood with a yard where he can stretch his legs. He’s happy to be home alone during the day and is being fostered with another greyhound. It’s really heart-warming to read in his online profile what his foster carers say about how he’s blossomed,” said Nat.

Sasha

Sasha had a broken leg and has been doing physio exercises with GR’s kennel manager as part of her rehabilitation: “While Sasha doesn’t need further leg care, she should have no off-lead runs in large spaces for a few more months and even after this period, should not be ‘zooming’ too often.”

We are a registered charity and rely on donations, which are tax-deductible. If you’re unable to adopt, foster a dog, or physically volunteer, why not consider joining our Help a Hound program, or purchasing some of our merchandise?

Please keep in mind that when you decide to ask us about adopting one of our greyhounds, you can do so via its online profile. Here’s what that looks like in Sasha’s profile –

If you end up adopting her, contacting us this way means you get a free bag of food from SavourLife and we get a donation! Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to reward our other food supplier Raw and Fresh for supporting us, you can use this affiliate link to make purchases with the code GR10.

With more people at home due to COVID-19, Greyhound Rescue is receiving a larger number of foster and adoption applications than usual, but we’re encouraging people to think through their decision carefully before applying.

“It’s great to get this support, but applicants should keep in mind that adoption’s for life. Also, when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we won’t be able to suddenly take in all the dogs that have been put in to foster placements. So, if you’re keen to be a foster carer, be aware that you may still have the dog when the time comes for you to return to work,” said Nat.

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Adopting in the time of COVID-19

Working from home? We feel you. Think it might be a good opportunity to settle in a dog? We agree!

BUT! A dog is for life, not just for a shutdown. If you choose to adopt (or indeed foster!) a dog at this time then you can’t expect to give it back once we all return to work.

We are receiving an unprecedented number of applications which is AWESOME, however we are a tiny, volunteer-run charity. It’s going to take us some time to process these applications and we ask for your patience.

Please, make sure that you’re serious about bringing a dog into your life and making that commitment before you send in that form. Inviting a rescued greyhound into your family is a process that requires some adjustment from everyone.

DO APPLY:
* After you have done some research and believe that a greyhound is a good fit for your family. Our website is a great place to start!
* Everyone in your family is on board with the decision.
* You’re willing to make necessary adjustments to your home and lifestyle to accommodate a hound.
* You have landlord and strata approval (where required) in writing and can forward it with your application.
* You can care for your new furry family member once the crisis is over and everyone returns to work.

Please DO NOT apply:
* Regular working schedule means you won’t have time for a dog.
* You want to only have a dog while in self isolation/shutdown.
* You haven’t got permission from your strata/landlord. Please have that in writing before submitting your application to us.

Don’t decide on a whim – it won’t work out. If you are going to dedicate yourself to this journey please do fill in an application form, we’d love to hear from you.

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Micah (on trial)

Hello, I’m Micah! I’m a gentle boy who absolutely loves people – my favourite thing is leaning my face against them so they can give me all the pats I could ask for. It’s sure to melt your heart!

I get along great with other dogs so I’d be happy to share my home with one of them – in fact, that’s what I’m doing while I’m in foster care! I don’t mind too much what sort of home I go to, just as long as there are some humans who can shower me with love and give me as many pats as I want. Does that sound good to you?

Some notes from Micah’s foster carers:

  • Micah is a very sweet and affectionate boy once he gets to know you and demands pats by leaning on you or rubbing his face on you and staring up at you with pleading puppy-dog eyes! 
  • Micah can be timid around new people, so he needs his own space to retreat to until he is comfortable approaching and befriending you. 
  • He spends a lot of time on the couch with us with his head in our laps or near us on his bed. 
  • Micah is quick to learn and has been responding well to training. He learnt to go outside to toilet from day one. He may do a bit of pee-marking when exploring a new place.  
  • Micah loves BBQ chicken, playing fetch, neck and shoulder scratches, short bursts of play with other dogs, space for zoomies, and plenty of time and space to himself to practice some self-care and relaxation. 
  • Micah isn’t a fan of loud/raised voices, not having enough time and space to himself, when other dogs want to keep playing but Micah has had enough, long periods of separation from his favourite humans (including being outside if we are inside), and large/excitable dogs. 
  • Micah’s forever home would have no small children to disturb his quiet time, where he is either the only dog or is homed with a dog whose personality matches his own (not too high energy or excitable, similar size or smaller), and where his humans are home more often than not. 

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Micah’s SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 26.12.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000004015484
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

Micah is kindly helped by Taryn, Lex and Nikki.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Marther

Hi there, I’m Marther! I was quite a nervous girl when I first came to Greyhound Rescue, but with lots of TLC from my wonderful new foster carers I’m coming out of my shell more and more each day.

I don’t ask too much from my forever home, just as long as there’s lots of comfy spots where I can snooze the day away, and some kind and patient humans who continue teaching me all about the joys of pet life. I get along well with other dogs, although I’m quite happy to be your only dog as well. I’ve even been sharing my foster home with a cat, and I think I’d be happy to share my forever home with one of them too!

*Marther has been diagnosed with Pannus for which she’ll have to have ongoing twice daily eye drops.

A note from Marther’s foster carers:

Marther is thriving in her foster home. She’s dog friendly (all sized dogs – she just isn’t particularly interested in other dogs) and is also cat friendly (currently living with a cat and also not particularly interested, though they have booped noses a few times and it is the cutest!

She’s most scared of wind, but at all not bothered by daily noises of apartment complex living. She hates the rain even though we adore her in her rain coat!

Oh, and she sleeps more than the cat!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Marther’s SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 29.12.2012
  • Microchip Number: 956000008719785
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Tolerant
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

Marther is kindly helped by Flora & Liz, and Katie.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Pet of the Week – Sirius

Hi there, I’m Sirius – Sirius Black! I’m a big boy, but don’t let my size fool you – I’m a true softie at heart and I love nothing more than resting my head on you to ask you for lots of gentle pats. It’s the greyhound version of a hug! As you can see from my pics, I also love a good scratch under my neck – oh boy, that is my favourite!

I’m a quiet and very polite boy, and you might have noticed one of my most adorable features is my overbite – the volunteers tell me it gives me such a cute smile with my little front teeth poking out! It certainly doesn’t stop me eating though, I just can’t get enough of food – if you need a taste tester at your house, I’m definitely happy to help with that!

Unfortunately I got attacked by an unfriendly dog while out in the world, and being the gentle soul that I am, I’m understandably a bit nervous of other dogs now. So I’m looking for a home where I’m the only dog, and preferably one with a secure yard where I can hang out and get some exercise if I don’t feel like going for a walk. It might be best if I have an experienced human who can work with me to build my confidence again over time.

When I’m not asking you for chin scratches, I’m a chilled out boy who loves having my own comfy space to curl up and snooze the day away. What do you say, could I be your new best friend?

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Sirius’ SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 18.05.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004320300
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Not tested

Sirius is kindly helped by Jennifer, Nerida, Iain & Jane.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Vale Rosie

Today we pay tribute to long-time GR alumni, Rosie, who crossed the rainbow bridge last week. Vale Rosie.

“In 2013 Rosie Duddy stormed her way into my life and heart. Unable to choose a greyhound at Riverstone kennels, Greyhound Rescue made the decision for me. Ausilia was enlisted to transport her from the kennels. I’ll never forget that evening when she walked up my garden path looking more like a white deer than a dog.

Just shy of her 15th birthday it was her time. She gave me the best 7 years of companionship and I’ll never stop missing her. I knew nothing about greyhounds and made mistakes but Rosie, tolerant as ever, took them all in her stride. She taught me so much about myself, as well as greyhounds.

She blossomed and her trademark “get in first mentality” with other dogs soon disappeared and she transformed into such a tolerant gentle girl. She would lie in the crèche at work and let children crawl over her, walk patiently with my disability clients and visit the elderly at the Illawarra Retirement Trust.

My bed was no longer my bed, however I was allowed to share it with her.

At Easties Beach, South Coast she was known as HRH Rosie. People would stop and stare as she raced down the shoreline. She was mesmerising. She would then fling herself into a rock pool before emerging, waiting for adulation and pats from her many fans. So many wonderful memories.

Thank you so much to Greyhound Rescue’s founders, Janet and Peter Flann, as well as all the amazing volunteers. GR and Rosie have, and continue to, change me for the better.

Anyone reading post who is new to the world of greyhounds, or undecided like I was, please take the plunge.

LIFE IS BETTER with a greyhound (or two) in it.”

-Belinda, Rosie’s mum and Greyhound Rescue Volunteer

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Peanuts

Hi there, I’m Peanuts! I might be a big boy, but I’m a true softie at heart and I’m sure to charm you with my gentle and loving ways. I’m at my happiest when I’m hanging out with people and I love to lean on them and ask for pats! Oh, and I walk ever so well on the lead, so you’ll love going for walkies with me. I also love toys, food and chilling in my clam pool – you might say I’m a bit of a water baby!

I get oh so excited when greeting humans, and I sometimes jump with excitement, so it’s probably best I don’t go to a home with any small children. I get on well with the lady greys, but I think I’d be happiest living life as a bachelor for now – I do love being the centre of attention!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my most endearing and goofy quirk – I love to greet you with a big toothy smile that you will be powerless to resist!

Some notes from Peanuts’ foster family:

  • Peanuts likes: walkies, zoomies, adventuring outside, being my shadow, napping, BBQ chicken, leaning for pats
  • Peanuts dislikes: nothing!
  • We are working on basic obedience with Peanuts (down, come, stay), and he walks very well on the lead.
  • Peanuts gets on well with other dogs but can be overexcited with smaller dogs, and we are slowly getting him used to other dogs and rewarding calm behaviour.
  • Because he loves to follow us around the house and leaning, he can be a bit of a trip hazard so I wouldn’t recommend him in an forever home with elderly or very young people.

 

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Peanuts’ SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 04.02.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004300129
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Children: Older kids only

Peanuts is kindly helped by Jackie, Amber, Mariam, Fiona, Michael and Sharon.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Faker (on trial)

Hi there, I’m Faker – aka Faker the heart breaker! I’m a handsome dude who is definitely not shy about asking for some attention – in fact I just love seeking out all the pats I can get.

Despite my name, I am definitely the real deal, and with my winning personality I’m sure you won’t be able to resist me once we meet. I’m looking for some doting human subjects who are ready to cater to my every need – I don’t ask too much though, just a comfy bed, some yummy food and all the pats a hound could ask for! I don’t like sharing the spotlight too much so I think I’d do best as an only dog – I’m a bit of a scaredy cat about those smaller dogs anyway!

Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.

How about a free bag of SavourLife dog food with your adoption? Just make your enquiry via Faker’s SavourLife profile. For every finalised adoption, SavourLife will give Greyhound Rescue a donation and you a free bag of food!


  • DOB: 29.09.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000003653224
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Adoption Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Children: Not tested

Faker is kindly helped by Shane, Edina & Matt, Jillian and Alison.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Happy New Year from Greyhound Rescue!

2019 was a big year for Greyhound Rescue!

We found loving homes for 203 greyhounds, grew our foster care program, welcomed many wonderful new volunteers, expanded our enrichment and rehabilitation program, and celebrated our tenth birthday with an incredible black tie fundraiser.

We also saw the retirement of Greyhound Rescue’s founders, Peter and Janet Flann, who dedicated their lives to the cause, making many personal sacrifices along the way. They built Greyhound Rescue from nothing and worked tirelessly for the greys to build an amazing team that will take Greyhound Rescue into the next decade.

Greyhound Rescue is going from strength to strength and the best is yet to come.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the journey, bring on 2020!

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