Hope (puppy)

Hi there, I’m Hope! I’m still a puppy which means I’m playful, inquisitive and love to make new friends. In fact, I love hanging out with all breeds of dogs!

When I was just a young pup, I had an injury to my back legs and I need some help with knowing when I need to go to the toilet (and where!). Because of that, I’m looking for a patient and compassionate human (or humans!) who will help me get into a toileting groove.

Despite my injury, I’m still a happy girl who loves to play, run around and be a normal puppy, so a home with a backyard is a must! I am currently in foster care with another greyhound, so if you have a doggy friend for me that would be just swell!

Some notes from Hope’s foster carers:

Hope is doing really well with toilet training. We have gotten into a toileting/walking schedule – we go for a walk first thing in the morning, again at around lunchtime, just before dinner, and just before bed. She sleeps through the night until about 6.45am with no accidents (I bet a lot of parents with newborns wish they could say that!). She only feels comfortable doing a wee/poo if there are no other dogs around and she is not distracted, so may be more suitable to living in a quiet neighbourhood.

In order to stick to her toileting/walking schedule, she will need a forever home with somebody that can stay with her all day (or can take her to work with them) or can organise for a walker to come during the day so she can stick to her routine. I would recommend that Hope finds her forever home with somebody who has a backyard, so she can pee outside when she needs to/if you want a sleep-in!

Hope loves her food and is an adventurous eater, keen to eat anything from chicken drumsticks and veggies to sardines and oats. This means she is also keen to eat anything she comes across on our walks so will need some training to leave mysterious foodstuffs alone.

Hope loves her toys but can be a bit over-protective with them. Something to keep in mind if she goes to a forever home with another dog. She loves to play and go for a run, but tires easily and will need to be carried so as to not exacerbate her injury. Limit play to 15-20 minutes. Because she is still a puppy, she loves to nip other dogs when she plays, so I would recommend keeping her muzzle on when at the dog park, at least until she is a bit older and grows out of the puppy-tude!

She is very affectionate with humans and loves cuddling up to us on the couch and seeking out pats and neck scratches. She would thrive as an only dog but doesn’t mind the company of another dog – the other dog will have to be prepared to adjust to her bossiness though! Preferably the other dog will be a calmer, non-boisterous dog who is respectful of her space and her physical ability and will retreat when play becomes too much/rough for her.

Hope is still learning to tackle stairs but I think going up/down stairs may be hard for her and/or may hurt because of her injury. We need to carry her on stairs sometimes, so having a forever home where she doesn’t have to deal with any stairs would be best.

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


  • DOB: 16.11.2018
  • Microchip Number: 956000009590709
  • 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 friendly
  • Other Dogs: Friendly
  • Children: Best with older kids

Hope is kindly helped by Emma.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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We are finalists in the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019!

Margot with Zephyr

Margot Undercliffe with greyhound Zephyr

Greyhound Rescue (GR) made it to the finals for ‘Outstanding Rescue Group’ in the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2019.

These awards showcase excellence and innovation in rescue. In its second year, the program attracted more than 1,000 entries.

To get this far, GR volunteer Margot Undercliffe put together a knock-out submission which took 25 hours, but she said it was “worth it” given the incredible team effort by GR volunteers.

“Being a finalist for this category is well-deserved recognition for the incredible work GR’s dedicated team of volunteers undertake in the many areas of running a successful animal rescue,” said Margot. Read More »

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Echo

Hi there, I’m Echo! I’m a big bouncy boy who’s always ready for playtime, so I’m sure we’ll be the best of friends! I LOVE food too, so even better if you have some treats for me, mmm!! I’m currently living it up in foster care and oh boy, pet life is just great. I love asking my foster humans for pats, but I also just love hanging out with my humans while they’re doing their own thing. I’m fine when left alone so I don’t mind being an only dog, but I do love going on new adventures too!

I get on well with the bigger dogs I’ve met but I’m not such a fan of those small fluffy dogs, so best you don’t have any of them at home, please. I wouldn’t mind living in a big apartment, but if you happen to have a bit of outside space where I can sniff around, I think that would be pretty much perfect!

A note from Echo by his foster carers:

I am a bit of an oddball, love a good roach and I’m all about the chill life with a side of play! I’m happy for you to come and go and I’ll just have a snooze while you’re gone – but, as soon as you are back be prepared to play!

I love food, especially toast – don’t even consider having some without making me some too. I do love some pats and cuddles but also don’t want you too much in my space all the time. I’ve come a long way with enjoying affection, I’m a fan of it now but, just take it slow with me.

Sometimes I’m made of velcro and will follow you around. I’m really good on the lead and on walks but, I don’t like most other dogs or cats. I love to go on adventures – I know the car equals a fun time, I love it. I’ve visited lots of people and I enjoy it a lot!

I’d love to find my forever home – I’m definitely the goodest of boys!

Ready for playtime with Echo? Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 13.11.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000004306862
  • 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: Large dog friendly, not small dog friendly
  • Children: Not tested

Echo is kindly helped by Alyson, Ben, Bernadette and Paul
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Calling all artists! Our Christmas card competition is here!

Combine greyhounds and art, and draw from the heart! Use your creative skills to help greyhounds in need by entering the Greyhound Rescue 2019 Christmas Card competition.

Each Christmas we sell cards featuring festive, hound-themed drawings and designs submitted by our talented supporters. Does your artwork deserve a place in there?

Submit your design by Sunday, 15 September 2019 by emailing it to nat@greyhoundrescue.com.au. Specs are outlined below.


If your design is selected, it will be printed on high-quality card and sold in an assorted fundraising pack, with 100% of profits going directly to help meet the high costs of rescuing and rehoming greyhounds. Winners will be selected by a panel of Greyhound Rescue volunteers. If you have any queries or would like to discuss design ideas or receive preliminary feedback, feel free to email the address above.

Artwork Specifications:
Document Size – (incl. 3mm bleed) 111x154mm
Resolution – Min 600 DPI
File Type –  JPEG or PDF preferred

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Wilbert

Hi! I’m Wilbert. I’m a wee bit shy so I’ll need some extra-special ‘pawrents’ who will take the time to gently and patiently bring me out of my shell. I’m a little bit unsure of this big wide world so I like to take my time to get used to new people and situations. Once I get to know you though, I’m a rather affectionate and playful boy. I’d do my best in a home without any kids or other dogs for now while I get used to my new life as a pet but I’m really excited about finding my forever home!

If you’ve got room for a special boy like me, get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 01.07.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004355837
  • 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: No
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Children: Best in home without children

Wilbert is kindly helped by Jade, Susan and Fiona
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Nyx

Hi! I’m Nyx – nice to meet you! I’m a happy go lucky and friendly guy who’s not really shy about asking for some attention. I’ve not seen much of this big wide world, so I’d love a home where I can discover all of these new and exciting things at my own pace. Maybe if you’ve got a yard for me to stretch my legs, that might be nice too. Speaking of new things, I met a small dog the other day, and I don’t think I’d be keen to live with one of those but I think another big dog for company might be nice! I also LOVE my food almost as much as I love my toys, so I’d love a home where you could accommodate my needs.

Got room on your couch for a handsome chap like me? Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 18.03.2014
  • Microchip Number: 956000003126246
  • 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: Good with other greyhounds,  not small dog tolerant
  • Children: Not tested

Nyx is kindly helped by Laura, Kayne and Claudia
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Photo Submissions for the 2020 Calendar

Call for Photo Submissions for the Greyhound Rescue Australia 2020 Calendar!  Submissions required by Friday 16th August 2019


 

We would like to get your feedback and photo contributions to produce next year’s Greyhound Rescue calendar.

We have produced a Greyhound Rescue calendar for the last eight years and we would really like to know what you think of what we have done to date.  Please tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any suggestions or ideas you might have.  Should we change it or do you want more of the same?  Please email your feedback to calendar@greyhoundrescue.com.au

If you would like to submit any photos we would welcome your contribution.  You can email your photos to calendar@greyhoundrescue.com.au or via file transfer solution such as OneDrive, Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.

Do you think your Greyhound is pin-up material? Please read on ensure you follow the submission guidelines.

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No grey area: NSW government must fund dogs charity – Peter FitzSimons

Image credit: Simon Bennett

Read the article on SMH »

You and me, babe. You’ll recall we got into the whole greyhound thing back in 2015 after the mighty Four Corners exposé of the horrors of live-baiting, and we not only supported the Baird government banning it, but were loudly appalled a couple of years ago when they caved in after all. But then our attention shifted, didn’t it? We went on to other things, and while we were out some of the industry went back to their old ways.

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Barney

Hi! I’m Barney and I’m a pretty cool dude and all-round loveable goofball. I’ve been living it up in foster care and discovering just how much I love seeking out pats – they’re the best! I’m a gentle boy and I’m fine with children as long as they’re a bit older. I’m still learning about small fluffy creatures at the moment but I’m happy to have another greyhound friend to chill out with!

A note from Barney’s foster carers:

He loves toys, his bed, pats. He’ll just stand next to you if you keep patting him and has been coming out of his shell and getting a bit demanding which is amazing! He loves ear, neck and chest scratches.

He’s a bit lazy and loves laying down but will engage with toys and treats when you ask / encourage. He’s a good listener and gets up when we want to put his coat on and responds well to his name if he’s barking in the backyard for some reason.
He’s good on walks and his confidence has skyrocketed when manoeuvring over and up rocks and likes getting his feet wet! Happy to come home and sleep when we get home, you can tell he gets tired half way through the walk and never pulls with the harness. He’s very good on lead and listens.

When we’ve seen other dogs he has reacted with a bark (especially if they’re barking at him) but we took him for a walk the other day and he ignored chickens (he was walking on the other side of me and was happy to keep walking with me on a short leash). However on the walk there were a few dogs that were barking at him through fences and he barked back and tried to stand still but didn’t pull me off my feet and let us walk off with some redirection. He’d be so good with a older person – he’s very lazy, VERY gentle and would be happy with a walk around the block. Very cute and good boy!

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


  • DOB: 14.04.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004378940
  • 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 cat friendly
  • Other Dogs: Good with other greyhounds, not small dog tolerant
  • Children: Kids over 10

Barney is kindly helped by Taryn and Carol.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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It’s tax time… boost your refund and help a hound!

End of Financial Year Greyhound Rescue Donations

Tina here has been busy reviewing the figures now that the end of financial year is almost here, and she thinks Greyhound Rescue could really use your help.

Here at Greyhound Rescue, we receive no official funding, and our vet bills, kennel bills, food bills and more just keep on mounting. Yes, we know you’ve heard this before, but try as she might, Tina just can’t balance the books. There’s so much money going out and not enough coming in, which is exactly where YOU come in.

An end of financial year donation will not only help us (so, so much), it will actually help you, too. Donations at this time of year allow you to reduce your taxable income. Plus, it’s no secret that giving simply makes you feel good – by giving a small donation,  you get warm fuzzy feelings by helping to keep our fuzzy hounds warm!

So when you’re finalising things for the end of the tax year, please spare a thought for Tina’s fellow houndies, who haven’t been as lucky as her and are waiting patiently for their forever homes. 

The easiest way for you to help is via bank transfer or PayPal.





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

If you do a bank transfer, please also email peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au to let us know you’ve donated.

The hounds thank you! 

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