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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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. I think I’d like a home where I’m the only dog, but I’m happy to be home alone during the day. Besides that, I’m a very sweet boy and just a bit of a cutie with my little-upturned nose, and once I learn to trust you I have so much love to give.

I’m currently living it up in foster care, but I’d love to find my extra special forever home. What do you say, is there room at your place for a special boy like me?

A note from Bjorn’s foster carer:

Bjorn has been with us for around four months now and he has turned from being a scared and timid dog who wouldn’t let us get close enough to pat him, into the most adorable, lovable, affectionate and playful boy. His favourite times of the day are when each of his humans return from work. He cries with excitement and after he gets a good dose of pats and love he takes off for happy zoomies around the yard before promptly taking his place on the couch.
He isn’t a needy dog, but he does love being around his people. He is very nervous of anyone new though, and it takes a while for him to warm up to them. He has been living with a three year old child and loves the company! Not just because he is easy to steal food from, but because they both enjoy running and playing in the yard together.
Bjorn hasn’t had too much experience with other dogs because he is quite frightened of the outside world so hasn’t been out and about a whole lot, but any dog he has met he has been fine with and showed no aggression towards them.
Since he is a very playful boy he probably would enjoy having another dog to play with, but he is currently completely fine being an only dog and just getting to play with his humans and squeaky toys! Oh, and he loves re-arranging things that are lying around, especially shoes and socks! Don’t worry, he isn’t a destroyer and we haven’t had anything chewed up, but sometimes we do have to look around to find a matching pair of shoes or where the other sock has disappeared to.
If you’re interested in adopting Bjorn the most important thing is patience. He takes a little while to come out of his shell and needs to be allowed to move at his own pace when it comes to building up trust, but the wait is totally worth it!

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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.

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 always keen to engage with humans. I also get on well with other dogs of most sizes! (Make sure to bring your friend along when meeting me to make sure we get on together!)

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.

If you think you’re up for this undoubtedly rewarding task, please contact the volunteers at info@greyhoundrescue.com.au or fill in an application form.


  • DOB: 23.12.2013
  • Microchip number: 956000008869195
  • 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: Friendly with most dogs
  • Children: Not tested

Zephyr is kindly helped by Shona, Toni and Nicole.
Why not help a hound of your own? Find out more.


Rehoming organisation number: R251000042

Photos courtesy of Jo Lyons Photography.

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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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