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    Greyhounds As Pets

    Adopt A Greyhound – NSW’s Most Amazing Dogs!

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

    Our adoption process will help match you to 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. Our greyhound adoption program 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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    Greyhounds are ideal as pets

    Before you look at just any breed of dog, consider a greyhound for adoption through Greyhounds As Pets. We are committed to matching you with the right pet through our unique greyhound matching program. With mature greyhounds and puppies for adoption, we make it easy for everyone in NSW to find a forever friend. We also offer people the chance to foster a greyhound prior to adoption.

    Adopting a greyhound can be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience, so rather than considering just any breed of dog 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.

    How do you find a greyhound that matches your home and 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, microchipping, vaccination and worming treatments. During a six week program, where they may be cared for in a foster home, 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 and find out how soon you could own a greyhound – one of the most loving dogs you could ever have.