Today is the last day of a huge two weeks at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for Greyhounds As Pets. Nearly 900,000 have come through the gates and many of those have come and visited our stand to see our gorgeous greyhounds.
All of our staff, volunteers and greyhounds are exhausted, but it was well worth it! We have received hundreds of enquiries about adopting and fostering and have already started the adoption process for a couple of our dogs. We were also able to educate thousands of people about the greyhound breed and raise awareness for our program.
Here are some of the highlights from our time at the Easter Show.
We had some special visitors to our stand during the show. On the first weekend of the show, NSW state MP Paul Toole dropped by to find out more about our program and promote us in the media. He also got very up close and personal with our GAP graduates, even getting on the ground to hang out! Check out some of these tweets.
— Han Nguyen (@HanNguyenNews) April 8, 2017
— Paul Toole MP (@PaulTooleMP) April 8, 2017
We also had young NRL player Brenko Lee from the Bulldogs come by to say hello and take some photos. We even got a shout-out from the Bulldogs official Twitter account.
Brenko enjoying some company with our friends at @GAPNSW
— NRL Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) April 12, 2017
As well as lots of attention from the general public, our stand and greyhounds also caught the eye of some media outlets. The most high-profile story was by Channel Seven News and was seen by nearly one million viewers.
Check it out below.
One of our favorite things at the show was interacting with the hundreds of young kids that came past our stand everyday. Lots of pats and cuddles were had, and plenty of stickers were handed out too. We loved answering their inquisitive questions, and hopefully a few of them managed to convince their parents to adopt a new furry friend.
We’re going to let our greyhounds have a big rest, but we’ll be back out and about shortly at more events. Make sure to keep an eye on our calendar for details.