April is Adopt a Greyhound Month

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

We are asking the public to consider adopting one of our 50 plus dogs now in need of a loving home, two of which have been at our kennels near Camden for over a year.

Janet Flann, Greyhound Rescue founder, said this year she is keen to find a home for Zephyr and Axel, the two long-timers at our kennels because boys are often overlooked as they’re a bit bigger than the girls.

“Our Zephyr had a rough start because he wasn’t socialised with humans, but now he loves our volunteers. He’s fine with other dogs, but needs a kind, patient household where someone’s home most of the time because he was left on his own too much in his prior life,” she said.

Unlike many greyhounds, Zephyr’s still quite active at five years, so he also needs a backyard for the occasional zoomie.

Peter Flann, Greyhound Rescue co-founder, said the second long-time resident, Axel, needs a quiet home without kids and it would be best to walk him at non-peak times as he’s not a fan of small dogs: “He’s slowing down so only needs walking every few days, but is a sweet-natured dog. We’re a no-kill rescue and have found from experience there’s the right home for each greyhound which comes to us,” he said.

We will be offering a discounted adoption fee during April Greyhound Rescue of just $250 instead of $350 per hound. With this important fee, we can pay for these beautiful dogs to have a full health check and be de-sexed, vaccinated and heartworm tested.

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 Helping a Hound program, or purchasing some of our merchandise? Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

 

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Help us find a home for Toesie

 

UPDATE: We’re happy to let you know that Toesie has found her forever home! 

Toesie is twelve years old and has spent every single night of her life sleeping in kennels. She is desperately seeking a foster or forever home before the chill of winter sets in.

Unsure of herself at the moment, she needs a quiet and patient home to come out of her shell and learn to live life. Toesie is feeling every bit of her twelve years, she is frail and not capable of much exercise.

She may be suitable to live with other dogs who are relaxed and low energy. A home with young children will be too overwhelming for her, and we believe she will prefer company during the day.

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Volunteers of the Month – January/February 2019

We’d like to introduce you to dynamic duo Kelly and Paul, some of our dedicated volunteers who we are recognising as our ‘Volunteers of the Month’ for the months of January and February.

Our volunteers are the very backbone of what we do at GR. Without them, we could not possibly save and rehome as many greyhounds as we do. While every single one of our volunteers is important no matter how much they do whether hands-on on with the dogs or behind the scenes, every month we are introducing just one of them to you and acknowledging their amazing efforts. Kelly and Paul have demonstrated exceptional passion, commitment, reliability, and cooperation to make GR what it is, and we thank them tremendously.

We had a chat to Kelly and Paul to learn more about why they love volunteering with Greyhound Rescue…

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A big thanks to Ethan and Tom for their fundraising efforts!

Greyhound Rescue would like to extend a huge thank you to Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe who have raised over $2000 via sponsorship to complete the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.

The Snowies Ultra Trail Run is a 50km ultra marathon held February 24, 2019, in NSW’s Snowy Mountains and we can’t thank them enough for their massive efforts and raising awareness for our greyhounds in need. Thank you, Ethan and Tom!

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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.

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


  • 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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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 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.

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


  • 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; 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.

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


  • 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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