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Greyhounds As Pets

Greyhounds are really friendly dogs and so make great pets!

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.

Greyhounds make wonderful pets and we have policies in place to ensure you get one that suits just you and your family.

We pride ourselves on matching the right dog to you and your circumstances, and providing you with comprehensive support during and after the adoption/foster care process.

Finding a dog is easy. Finding a family friendly dog is a challenge that Greyhounds As Pets take very seriously and this begins from the first point of contact you have with us. We want you and your new family member to live ‘happily ever after’.

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Greenhound in training

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Upcoming Events

  • 01 Aug
    Greenhound Assessing Session – Dural

    We will be holding a Greenhound Assessing Session at Dural on the 1st of August.  Appointment blocks will commence from 10am.

  • 03 Aug
    Pre-assessment session – Dapto

    We are now taking bookings for this session.

    To be eligible for pre-assessment, the Greyhound must have proof of their C5 vaccinations up-to-date (i.e. in the last 12months and at least 10 days prior to pre-assessment) and 4 weeks let down period after last race/trial.

  • 06 Aug
    Greyhounds As Pets @ Sydney Dog Lovers Show

    Greyhounds As Pets will again be at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show this year. This event will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August and is one of the most comprehensive dog shows in the world. There’s plenty of entertainment, information and education to experience, with the Greyhounds As Pets team on hand to answer all of your greyhound questions.

    Whilst we wont be facilitating adoptions on the day, you are more than welcome to come and meet a couple of greyhounds and find out if a greyhound would suit your home and lifestyle.

    You can get your tickets for the show here:

  • 08 Aug
    Greenhound Assessing Session – Elanora Heights

    We will be holding a Greenhound Assessing Session on the Northern Beaches on the 8th of August.  Appointment blocks will commence from 9am.

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The Perfect Pet

Before you look at dogs for sale in NSW, consider dogs for adoption through Greyhounds As Pets. We are committed to matching you with the right pet

Adopting a greyhound can be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience. What’s more, it is the perfect solution for those who would like to choose the temperament and personality of their dog – particularly for people who have small children or other pets to consider.

Greyhounds As Pets operates on a ‘match making’ system which ensures we make a compatible match between you and your new family member. Dogs accepted into Greyhounds As Pets are first checked by a veterinarian and behaviourally assessed for suitability as a pet. They are then settled into pet life through a 6 week foster care program, where they learn house manners including toilet training. Greyhounds are then ready to be placed into loving homes.

Dog adoption has many practical benefits and rewards.

If you’re looking to adopt a dog, look no further than a greyhound.

Gentle Temperament

Retired greyhounds are gentle, highly affectionate dogs that prefer to lounge around the house (sleeping up to 20 hours a day), making them the perfect family friendly dog. Greyhounds rarely bark and are more likely to retreat from enthusiastic children rather than snapping or growling at them.

Healthy Breed

Greyhounds are renowned for their superior health, particularly amongst large breed dogs. Unlike any other breed, greyhounds have been selectively bred for performance not appearance. Serious health problems associated with large dogs such as hip dysplasia are almost unheard of amongst greyhounds. Greyhounds live an average 12 to 14 years.

Low Exercise Demand

Greyhounds don’t need vast amounts of space, in fact they thrive in smaller urban spaces where they prefer to roll up into a ball and sleep the day away. Despite the common perception that greyhounds are full of energy and therefore need long walks, greyhounds actually expel energy in short bursts. A 15-20 minute daily walk will keep them happy.

Minimal Grooming

Greyhounds are very low maintenance. They have short coats with very little oil in their skin, which means they have minimal shedding and don’t have the trademark ‘dog smell’. For this reason a bath 4-5 times a year is more than enough to keep your pooch clean.

Contact Greyhounds As Pets for Greyhound Adoption in NSW

Let us match you with your greyhound today. Contact us for more information or phone 1800 696 377