Bjorn

Hi there, I’m Bjorn. I arrived here at Greyhound Rescue in not the best condition but after loads of TLC here from the team at GR HQ I’m doing much better… you might say I’ve been Bjorn again even (hehe)! Because I had a rough start in life, I’ll be looking for an extra special home with an experienced family because I can be a little bit nervous about new things. Which means I’d love a home in a quiet neighbourhood with a yard where I can stretch my legs too. Otherwise, besides my special needs, I’m a very sweet boy and just a bit of a cutie with my little-upturned nose.

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Baby Sheldon has a broken leg

What’s cuter than a greyhound puppy? Not much! It is rare that we get the opportunity to rescue a greyhound puppy, but luckily for five-month-old Sheldon, he has been taken into our care. Unfortunately, the reason that he came to us is that he had a badly broken leg that had been left untreated.

We tried everything and, despite expert care, his leg could not be saved. He underwent a second surgery to remove the limb in order to increase his mobility and quality of life. Sheldon is recovering well in foster care, learning to love the home comforts. We need to raise enough money to cover the costs of his surgeries and ongoing vet care.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help baby Sheldon.

 

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A big thank you to Viacom!

Each year international media network Viacom dedicates one day of the year across the globe where all employees get together and give back to the community.

This year the Viacom team in Sydney chose Greyhound Rescue. Right from the get-go the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ over every beautiful greyhound they met ensured they’d have a wonderful day at our rescue kennels in South West Sydney!

The team helped with walking duties, cleaning the kitchen and food prep area – crawling right inside the cupboards to ensure they were spotless, mopped the floors, swept outside, sorted out towels and blankets, took rubbish to the dumpster, sorted out the winter and autumn coats and were general all-round ‘greyt guys’. Read More »

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Jessica needs cleft palate surgery!

Have you ever met one of those dogs who is so vivacious and sweet that everyone loves them immediately? They make friends everywhere they go and bring a smile to people’s faces. That’s Jessica. In spite of a medical problem that causes her discomfort and extreme difficulty eating on a daily basis, she is playful and loving, and nothing short of a delight.

Jessica was born with a very pronounced cleft palate. She has a gaping hole in the roof of her mouth that goes all the way through to her nasal cavity. Every time she tries to eat or drink, food and water fall back out her nose. There is a real risk that she could breathe it in or it could become stuck and cause a life-threatening infection.

Jess has had one round of surgery so far and needs another operation and a special dental plate to allow her a chance at a normal life, and so that we can find her a loving home.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and give Jess this special gift.

 

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Zephyr

Hi, I’m Zephyr. I’ve been at kennels since October 2017 and I’m ready for a couch, please! I’ve had quite a rough start to life. It’s not nice to talk about… because of this, I need a kind, patient family who can give me a LOT of love, as I really do have so much to give in return.

This also means I’d love a home as an only dog so I can be the centre of your world. I looooove my food and would love someone who gives me lots of enrichment activities and plays games, maybe even some training as I’m I’m always keen to engage with humans.

I used to be left alone for hours and hours at a time, and gosh, that was pretty horrible for me. As such, I really need at least one of my carers to be home with me more often than not. Maybe you work from home? Maybe you’re retired? Whatever the situation, I’m sure that once you spend a bit of time in my company you won’t be in a hurry to go anywhere anyway!

If you have kids, please note I’m best suited to those over 10 years old, as I’m a big boy and could knock the little ones over. I wouldn’t mean it, of course. I just move like the wind.

I’d be over the moon if you have a backyard as I have energy to burn and would benefit from plenty of space. Above all, I really need an understanding family that will be patient and kind while introducing me to the wonder and kindness of a world I’ve never known.

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Top dog-friendly getaway ideas

Going on holidays with your dog is a terrific bonding experience, not to mention an extra-special alternative to kennelling. Including them in your plans is not only easy, it is hugely rewarding. It’s wonderful to watch them explore new places, new sights and new smells, and best of all, you don’t have to be apart from each other for even a day.

Here are some of our top getaway ideas to consider when travelling with your dog. Read More »

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5 Ways to Get Your Household Ready for a New Dog!

By Amy Wakley-Ahearn

Bringing a dog into your home can be a very exciting time for you and your family. If you haven’t had a pooch before, it can also seem a bit overwhelming, but there are some ways to your home ready for your new furkid that will help to ease the transition. Read More »

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Dog Park Etiquette

By Amy Wakley-Ahearn

Off-leash dog parks can be a great way to socialise your pooch. They provide an opportunity for your pet to run around with other dogs, experience a variety of smells and sounds and generally enjoy themselves. And they give you a chance to meet other dog lovers and have a bit of a chat.

Like all social things, there’s a bit of etiquette involved. Read More »

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April is Adopt a Greyhound Month!

 

April is ‘Adopt-a-Greyhound Month’, and the perfect time to welcome one of these adorable couch potatoes into your household.

Cheeky Max, pictured, is just one of these greyhounds in need of a loving home. A former racer, this affectionate boy today loves nothing more than a good old cuddle, not to mention the occasional pile of laundry to climb upon and snooze the day away.

During April, Greyhound Rescue is offering a discounted adoption fee 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.

If you’re interested in adopting a greyhound this April, please complete our application form. The information you provide helps us match individual greyhounds with the best possible household for them, hopefully ensuring a perfect match each time.

We are a registered charity and rely solely on donations, which are tax-deductible. If you’re unable to adopt, foster a dog, or physically volunteer, why not consider sponsoring a hound, or purchasing some of our merchandise? Every cent helps us find more greyhounds loving homes all year round.

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A big thank you to Silvan Australia!

Thanks to the wonderful team at Silvan Australia for their generous donation of these fabulous Sherlock trolleys! They make our job easier feeding and cleaning at the Greyhound Rescue kennels.

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