Keith

Hiya, the name’s Keith but my mates like to call me ‘Keef’. Just like my namesake, I’ve become quite the rock star here at GR HQ, I’ve certainly got a lot of fans! I’ve got loads of personality and I’ve been told that I’m an excellent cuddler. I’m certainly not shy and just love getting out and about. I do have to tell you that my kidneys need a little bit of help, this means I need to be on a special diet* and have to go to the dogtors every six months or so to make sure I’m still doing well.

Now, in true rock star style, it’s all about me…  so while I’m learning this pet caper, it probably best that I’m the centre of your attention for now. Not to worry though, once you meet me you won’t want to share me with anyone else!

A note from Keith’s foster carers:

Keith’s a friendly dog with lots of love and energy. He loves exploring the backyard with his keen nose, and people watching from the side of the house. We take him out to the park nearby and he’s an eager explorer, sniffing all the different bushes and trees. He’s an adventurous pooch!

Keith is definitely more of a people dog than a dog’s dog. He’s not shy of strangers and new friends and faces. He still gets overly excited and jumps on people to greet them. We are working on this with help from Leanne (from Polite Pooches). She has given us some tips on how to remedy this behaviour and he is getting better each day, learning to keep all “four on the floor”. 

Keith’s experiences walking have been super great. He’s a great walker. Loves It! Rain or shine. He’s good with kids around him. The park nearby has a playground and he’s not bothered by the kids that visit. Keith is still a bit nervous around small fluffy dogs and would prefer to keep his distance from them.

Whilst Keith has a lot of enthusiasm and energy for people, he doesn’t necessarily get the urge for “zoomies”, so would be okay living in a home that doesn’t have a backyard. We get the feeling that he prefers his bed inside with all of his treats and favourite people!

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


  • DOB: 16.09.14
  • Microchip Number: 956000003733916
  • 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 greyhounds. Not small dog friendly
  • Children: Not tested

Keith is kindly helped by Jennifer and Jillian.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Pixel (on trial)

Hello! I’m Pixel… maybe because I’m on the smaller side for a boy dog, but hey – good things come in small packages! I’m a super happy boy with plenty of personality, and I just want to be best friends with everybody. I love a good game of tug of war, or getting out and about to check out what’s going on but when there’s not much happening, I’m happy just to chill and take it all in too.

I can be a bit much for smaller kids, so it’s best that my home doesn’t have anyone younger than teenagers. I’m happy with a small home or apartment and city slicking is fine for me – just as long as I have my own space to chill out and sleep in. I don’t discriminate when it comes to best friends either – so you if you have a furry buddy for me, that would be greyt!

Looking for a best mate? I might be your guy! Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 15.02.2015
  • Microchip Number: 956000004071551
  • 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: Teenagers only

I’m looking for a supporter – help me out today!


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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Churros

Ola! I’m Churros and I’m a very special boy looking for a very special home. My eyesight isn’t the best you see – the dogtor says I have something called ‘bilateral retinal degeneration’… I don’t know what those all those words mean, I just know that I’m nearly blind and I was born like this so it’s all I’ve known, really.

Now, on to the positives – my eyesight certainly doesn’t bother me, so it shouldn’t bother you (but I still need an extra special home*)! It just means that I’m an extra good listener and detective with my sleuthy snoot! Speaking of my sleuthy snoot, I love enrichment activities where I get to sniff out treats hidden in toys and boxes… I’d love it if my new home would take the time to engage my keen nose to figure out these puzzles.

Just because I’m blind doesn’t mean I’m slow going – because I’m very young I’m still pretty active… I love to play and use my smarts. I’d really love a family that can keep up with me!

So I can live my best life, I’m thinking maybe a smaller house with a yard is best for me. Oh, and I think I’ve left out the best part – I forgot to tell you that I’m also the sweetest, happiest boy you’ll ever meet!!

*It’s very important that I find a smaller home without stairs so I can learn to find my way around quickly without too many obstacles but it would be ideal if it also had a yard for me. My new family should be experienced dog owners, even better if you’ve had a greyhound before! And I’d do best without any distractions like living in a busy area, other pets or kids.

*I’d do best as a solo hound. It’s not that I don’t like other dogs, but my eye condition means I often have my eyes wide open to let as much light in as I can, and other dogs can sometimes misinterpret this. I don’t mean it that way, of course!

Got room at yours for a special boy like me? Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 01.02.2017
  • Microchip number: 956000004491430
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Hound Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Other dog tolerant, best as only dog
  • Children: No kids

Churros is kindly helped by Peter & Michelle; Simon; Stephanie; Teresa; Michele; Sarah, Chris, Magpie and Mr Fox.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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A big thank you to Lush Cosmetics!

Greyhound Rescue would like to say a big thank you to Lush Cosmetics for its continued support of our work and hosting us at their QVB store in Sydney for the Greyhound Rescue Charity Pot Launch! Every purchase of the Charity Pot funds charities like ours and helps us keep saving greyhounds’ lives.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our very own Greyhound Rescue Charity Pot in a Lush store near you! Find your local store »

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Upcoming Events

Our volunteers are often out and about in the community to spread awareness and raise some much-needed funds for our greyhounds. Check here for events coming up through the year!

2018 Events

December

Thursday 13: LUSH QVB Greyhound Rescue Charity Pot Party
Shop 70 Lower Ground Floor Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
5pm – 7pm

Join us at the LUSH QVB store for a fabulous fundraiser supporting our hounds! All funds raised from Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion sales will go directly to supporting Greyhound Rescue. There will also be arm massages and a raffle in store on the night, where you can win a LUSH Christmas gift!
This is a free event. Find out more or RSVP »

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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 3 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!

I had a bit of an accident* a little while ago but I’m all good now and getting stronger by the day with regular physio from the lovely humans at the kennels. I would love a home that has a yard for me (I can be a little nervous around new people, so would love my own space to be able to retreat to, and space for all of my toys of course!) and some humans that are enthusiastic about helping me with my training. I will return the favour with love and affection!

*Sasha has had a broken leg which has healed and been seen to by a specialist. She has been carrying out physio at GR HQ as part of her rehabilitation. She does not need any further care for her leg except for no off lead runs or zoomies in large spaces for a few more months and after this period, it should not be too often. 

If you’re looking for a cheeky little Miss like me, get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 11.12.16
  • Microchip number: 956000004331840
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Hound Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Cats: Not cat tested
  • Other Dogs: Best as only dog
  • Children: Kid’s over 12

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


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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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.

Some notes from Neville’s foster carers:

  • Neville is currently in foster care with another greyhound and they enjoy playing in the yard together.
  • He is great with other large/medium dogs and seems indifferent/tolerant of smaller dogs.
  • Neville enjoys hanging out on the lounge and trying his best to be a lap dog.
  • He loves the company of adults, but just like with dogs, he is indifferent/tolerant of small children and would rather do his own thing by himself or with older people.

Looking for a lovable goofball like me? Get in touch at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 07.05.2016
  • Microchip number: 956000004301873
  • Located in: Sydney
  • Desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated, heartworm tested and treated
  • Adoption fee: $385
  • Adoption fee includes ‘New Hound Kit’ – collar, leash, muzzle and loads of other goodies
  • Cats: Not tested
  • Other Dogs: Large/medium dog-friendly, not small dog-friendly
  • Children: Best in home without kids

Neville is kindly helped by Glenna, Lesley and Michele.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

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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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