The cost of living has been a hot topic and is becoming progressively more challenging for the average Australian family. We are counting pennies more than ever, and so it’s no surprise that something that used to be quintessentially Aussie like pet ownership, is now considered a luxury.
But if you are still in the market for a pet, look no further than the Greyhound which is the wallet-friendly option for canine lovers.
You're probably wondering how a big dog would be considered a 'budget-friendly' pet. Here are some examples:
Adoption from GAP is only $250 and your pooch comes vet-checked, vaccinated, microchipped, desexed, wormed, heartworm treated and registered for life with the council. Moreover, if you'd like to adopt an older pooch (7 years+) the adoption fee is only $150
You’ll receive complimentary comprehensive support throughout and after the adoption process
Due to their lean bodies greyhounds eat less than other larger breeds, so you get to enjoy the perks of having a larger breed with a relatively smaller food bill
Greyhounds are built for speed (not stamina) so they only need a daily walk to keep them happy, you’re unlikely to need to hire a dog walker to jog with your pooch
They have short coats which hardly shed and no undercoat so they don't need to be groomed often, a brush once a week and a bath every 3 months are sufficient
Racing greyhounds are bred for functionality rather than appearance alone so they avoid the myriad of health issues that can come from breeds with extreme body features. This all helps keep those vet bills to a minimum.
So what are you waiting for? Visit our adoption page to see all of our beautiful greyhounds that are waiting to meet you or contact us for more information and to chat about how we can find your paw-fect pet.