Junior

Hi there, I’m Junior! You can tell I’m the goodest boy, because I’ll sit for you! I’m a pretty chilled out dude, I do love my toys but I’m also just happy hanging out and lapping up all the attention. I’m dreaming of a home with lots of space so I can practice some new tricks, so I don’t think the apartment life is for me. While I get on well with other big dogs, they tell me I’ve not quite learned my sharing manners yet (ahem) so probably best as an only doggo for now until I can be the goodest boy I can be. Besides, once you meet me – you won’t want to share me with anybody else!

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Join us for our annual Trivia Night!


Are you keen for a fun night out for an excellent cause? Maybe you’re super competitive, obsessed with Trivial Pursuit, or simply want to help the hounds in any way you can?

Whatever your story or trivia ability, we want you to pop Saturday, 10 November into your diary and join us at the Greyhound Rescue Trivia Night!

This family-friendly fundraiser will be hosted by Brian Fairweather. There are fabulous prizes up for grabs and, of course, all proceeds will help our beautiful hounds.

Where: Forestville RSL, 22 Melwood Ave, Forestville
When: Saturday, 10 November at 7pm
Tickets: $35 per person or $315 for a table of 10 booked in advance. Tickets include some tasty nibblies.

So don that thinking cap, get the gang together and book your tickets now by contacting Peter on 0412 562 104 or at peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au

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Sasha

Hello! I’m Sasha, a cheeky little miss ready to steal your heart! At just over 2 years old, I am still a playful girl – I love meeting new people and toys… I LOVE toys! Especially if you have a squeaky toy. Oh boy, I LOOOOOVE those! As I’ve had a previous injury*, I’d do best in a home without a big yard (a courtyard or apartment would suit me just fine). I’m not too bad with other dogs, but I think I’d like to be the centre of your attention so I can concentrate super hard on learning what this pet business is about without too many distractions. I promise I’ll pay you back with lots of affection!

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Get creative for Greyhounds!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS!

We are looking for you talented folk to submit a design in the Greyhound Rescue 2018 Christmas Card competition. The brief is to create a greyhound-themed design for the Christmas season and will be sold in an assorted pack. Typically the designs are quite broad in style and we have had works in mixed media, digital, watercolour, pencil – whatever works for you!

If you have any queries or would like to discuss some design ideas feel free to email nat@greyhoundrescue.com.au we are happy to provide feedback on any preliminary designs. The date for final submission is 5 Oct, 2018.

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Neville

Hi there, I’m Neville… you can probably already tell I’m a bit of a larrikin. I mean, I’m already auditioning for ‘tongue out Tuesday’. I arrived here at Greyhound Rescue with my brother Norman but I’m still waiting patiently for my forever home! When I’m not being the class clown, I’m happy just to chill out and watch the world go by. I’d love a home with plenty of room to stretch my legs, in a nice quiet neighbourhood or suburb – I don’t really fancy myself much of a city slicker, I reckon I’m much more of a country boy. I don’t mind other large dogs, I’m just not so comfortable around ‘tiny’ things, like tiny dogs or tiny humans so best if you don’t have any of those. I really love being the centre of attention… which means I’m not really keen on sharing the spotlight so I’m best as an only dog. Once you meet me though, you’ll learn why you wouldn’t want anyone else in your life but me!

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A big thank you to Innopets!

We’d love to thank Innopets for their generous donation of Lickimats and Throbizz balls for our enrichment program.

Paula, the lucky volunteer who got to distribute the toys said “The Lickimats were a hit, Kwazi had a few licks followed by prancing around with the Lickimat in his mouth as if he was showing it off to the world. The other hounds loved them, it kept them occupied and focused until the Lickmats were licked totally clean. The mats proved to be a great enrichment activity for the hounds.”

Enrichment activities are important for our hounds; it keeps their minds active and gives them something to do during the day. If you would like to donate some toys to our enrichment programs please get in touch.

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Greyhound Rescue are running the City 2 Surf!

Our team are busy training for this year’s 14km City2Surf – they’re running so the greys don’t have to! But if you’re more of a couch potato like our hounds, don’t worry there’s another way you can help! Sponsor our team and help raise much-needed funds for our rescue greyhounds.

If you’re already in training, why not consider running for us? Anyone is welcome to join team Greyhound Rescue and those who raise $150 in sponsorship will get a yellow Greyhound Rescue T-shirt to wear on the day.

There’s still plenty of time to join in.

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A huge thanks to BBC Worldwide

Greyhound Rescue would like to thank the team from BBC Worldwide for its fabulous support today.

This is the second year BBCW has supported Greyhound Rescue’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds who can no longer race.

The team from BBCW helped prepare overnight accommodation for volunteers who come from far and wide to help Greyhound Rescue and often face a long drive home after a long day’s work.

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It’s tax time!

Mina here is busy boning up on Australian tax law to make sure she’s across things now the end of financial year is upon us.

You see, Greyhound Rescue could really use your help. We receive no government funding, and our vet bills, kennel bills, food bills and more just keep on mounting. Yes, it’s the same old story, but try as she might, Mina just can’t balance the books. There’s so much money going out and not enough coming in, which is exactly … er … 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 – studies show altruism has real mental and physical benefits (so you get the warm fuzzies 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 Mina’s fellow houndies, desperately waiting not only for her to get through these textbooks, but for their forever homes as well.

You can donate via bank transfer or PayPal (although please keep in mind PayPal charges fees so we don’t get all of your generosity.).





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

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

Thank you! 

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The Blaze Memorial Fund

This story doesn’t have a “happily ever after”… Beautiful Blaze – a happy, playful and cheeky boy passed away peacefully this weekend in the arms of our Kennel Manager and GR founder.

He never knew the comfort of a home, nor found his forever home, but he was so loved by our dedicated team of volunteers. He knew human kindness and spent the last of his days safe and surrounded with love thanks to our team. When Blaze wasn’t acting like his usual bouncy self, an MRI revealed a large and inoperable spinal tumour. The kindest thing to do was to let him pass the Rainbow Bridge and stop his suffering.

Blaze never got his fairytale ending, which is heartbreaking. Our volunteers and supporters want nothing more than to find loving homes for all of our hounds and are devastated that beautiful Blaze will never get to find his forever home.

We would like to make a memorial tribute to Blaze, to remind us all to live life to the fullest like Blaze did. Additionally, we have to cover nearly $7000 in bills from Blaze’s treatment. With extra funds, we would like to get some new enrichment toys for all of our Hounds who are left behind, in memory of Blaze, who loved nothing more than  a new toy to play with.

 

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