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Greyhound Rescue is Moving - Appeal

Greyhound Rescue is asking the public for help so it can move to bigger kennels in western Sydney and is offering adoption discounts until the end of January 2018.

“We’ve finally found a new place to call home near Camden! Moving is an extra expense on top of the usual costs of rescue and re-homing. We rely on fundraising and donations to be able to do what we do, and that’s why we need help,” explained Sue Bradshaw, Greyhound Rescue (GR) Secretary.

She said people who want to donate should go to to help raise the $25,000 needed to cover relocation, repair and upgrade expenses.

We now have just over $18,000. Our target of $25,000 will allow us to provide the very best of care for a greater number of greyhounds. And we’re offering adoption discounts until January 31, as we have too many dogs waiting for a home. We’ve waived our usual $100 adoption deposit,” said Sue (pictured above).

“Any Greyhound which goes on trial with a potential owner will only cost $250 to adopt, instead of $350. Final payment will not be required until the end of February 2018. Few of our dogs are returned. We make the effort to match the right dog with the right people.”

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Nat Panzarino, GR volunteer and author of Pointy Pembleton - a Greyhound story book for kids - said Greyhounds don’t need big expanses of living area. 

“These wonderful dogs need permanent homes or fostering in temporary homes. We especially ask the public to consider adopting a boy as they are often overlooked, yet they can be even more laid-back than the girls. They all need love and affection,” she said.

People who are interested in adopting or fostering should complete an application form. GR Greyhounds are desexed, vaccinated and heartworm tested

Nat said Greyhounds are low maintenance and by nature are very gentle. 

“Greyhounds only wear a muzzle due to an outdated law. They make great pets for all ages. They are 70-km per hour couch potatoes. They need only a 20 minute walk each day, unlike most other dogs, but will enjoy more. They have no doggie smell, shed little hair and seldom bark,” she said.

About Greyhound Rescue (GR)

Greyhound Rescue was founded by Janet Flann and set up to find homes for the many greyhounds surplus to requirements of the racing industry. Since 2009, it has found homes for more than 800 greyhounds.

Greyhound Rescue is run by Janet and Peter Flann, a retired couple, who have worked in dog rescue for many years. Over time, many volunteers have joined and added hard work and imagination to help the greyhounds.

GR always needs foster carers because racing greyhounds have generally lived their lives in kennels. It is important that they spend some time in a home to learn to adjust to everyday things, like TV sets, vacuums, washing machines, small dogs, children, etc.

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