Greyhounds As Pets is a not-for-profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. The program aims to provide families with a pet that is ideally suited to their needs while giving those Greyhounds not suited to racing, or ready to retire from their life as an athlete, a new home.
The objective is to improve animal welfare in the Greyhound racing industry by providing dogs with a ‘career change’ if they are not suited to, or are ready to retire from, the racing industry.
The decision to welcome a Greyhound into the home is one that can bring a lot of excitement, satisfaction and pride to show off your new four-legged friend and is not a decision that should be taken lightly. That is why we, at Greyhounds As Pets, are with you for the whole journey.
We pride ourselves on not only matching the right dog to you and your circumstances but on our ‘customer service’ skills, and this begins a long time before a Greyhound sets foot in your home.
Not only do we provide you with a comprehensive website which provides a world of information all about Greyhounds and ownership at your finger tips, but we are always on hand to provide as much advice and support as needed.
Finding a dog is easy. Finding the right dog for your family, environment and lifestyle is a challenge that Greyhounds As Pets takes very seriously and this begins from the first point of contact you have with us. We want you and your new friend to live ‘happily ever after’. For this reason, we ask foster carers and adopters to fill in a detailed questionnaire to enable us to match you to the most suitable greyhound.
Our expert staff love Greyhounds and have extensive experience in working with Greyhounds both behaviourally and medically, as well as having a passion for further educating the public on what wonderful animals they are. We place great importance on identifying Greyhounds with great temperaments and placing them into the right homes. You can therefore trust that your future friend or retired racers are in loving and capable hands.
There are a lot of Greyhounds available to be re-homed via different avenues and agencies, so why should you choose a Greyhound from Greyhounds As Pets?
=>All our Greyhounds are professionally temperament assessed to ensure their suitability for your home.
=>Our Greyhounds undergo a minimum of six weeks of fostering where they make the transition from life as a racer to life in the slower lane of pet life.
=>All our Greyhounds are desexed, have their teeth cleaned, vaccinated, microchipped and Lifetime Registered with the Companion Animals Register (NSW) (this is Council Registration completed prior to going to their new home).
=>All our Greyhounds go to their new home with up to date flea, heartworm and intestinal worm treatments, as well as a few months additional supply of these products.
Check out more information about this wonderful breed in our dog breed centre.
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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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