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Greyhounds As Pets

Adopt a Greyhound, they are amazing dogs and make wonderful pets!

Greyhounds As Pets is a not-for-profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW.

Our successful matching process will help find the best greyhound for you and your family.

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

Finding a dog is easy...

But finding a family friendly dog is a challenge that Greyhounds As Pets take very seriously, this begins from the first point of contact you have with us. Our goal is to find you a new loving family member so that you live ‘happily ever after’.

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Upcoming Events

  • 21 Jul
    Greenhound Assessing Day- Wyee

    We will be holding a Greenhound Assessing Session on 21st July at Wyee. Appointment blocks will commence from 9am.

    Please contact Mel via to book in a time and for further details.

    NOTE: Only Greyhounds that have been adopted through our program (Greyhounds As Pets) and have completed their 6 week foster period will be eligible to be assessed.

  • 04 Aug
    Dog Lovers Show

    Greyhounds As Pets will be attending both days of the Dog Lovers Show this year! Come visit our stand at the Rescue Zone and meet our staff and Greyhounds.

  • 06 Aug
    Greenhound Assessing Day- Terrey Hills

    We will be holding a Greenhound Assessing Session on 6th August at Terrey Hills. Appointment blocks will commence from 9am.

    Please contact Simone via to book in a time and for further details.

    NOTE: Only Greyhounds that have been adopted through our program (Greyhounds As Pets) and have completed their 6 week foster period will be eligible to be assessed

  • 12 Aug
    Pooch Picnic

    GAP volunteers will be attending the Pepper Tree Wines Pooch Picnic on Sunday 12th August between 10:30am-2:30pm. GAP graduate hounds will be there to meet and information on how to foster or adopt one of these wonderful dogs will also be available.

    This event will be held at Pepper Tree grounds adjacent to the cellar door and parking is available on Halls Rd; Sobels Wines ground. There is also a gold coin donation upon entry (proceeds go to Dog Rescue Newcastle).

    For more information about the event, please visit or call 02 4909 7100.

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An Ideal Pet

Before you look at just any dogs for sale in NSW, consider a dog for adoption through Greyhounds As Pets. We are committed to matching you with the right pet through our unique greyhound matching program.

Adopting a greyhound can be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience, so rather than considering just any dogs for sale in NSW talk to us about a greyhound. Greyhounds can make a great pet for people who have small children or other pets, as we seek to match you with a dog that fits with your family.

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 behaviourally assessed for suitability as a pet and checked by a veterinarian. They then undergo desexing, micropchipping, vaccination and worming treatments. During a six week foster care program, they are introduced to life as a pet, where they begin to learn house manners including toilet training. Greyhounds are then ready to be placed into loving homes.

If you’re thinking about a dog for adoption, or looking at rescue dogs for adoption , then consider a greyhound as they have many practical benefits and rewards:

Gentle Temperament

Retired greyhounds are wonderful individuals each has its own unique personality, just as we do. They are gentle, affectionate dogs, many prefer to lounge around the house, others like to be part of a home with more activity but generally they are considered family friendly dogs. They are not known to bark excessively and are quietly curious about the world.

Healthy Breed

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

Low Exercise Demand

Greyhounds don’t need vast amounts of space, but some room to stretch their legs and release some energy is always appreciated. 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 walk once or twice a day, depending your greyhound’s age, personality and energy levels, will keep most greyhounds 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 four to five times a year is more than enough to keep your greyhound clean.

Greyhounds As Pets specialises in greyhound adoption in NSW

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