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The spread of kindness and generosity.

In the unprecedented times we are all currently experiencing, it can become difficult to see the glass half full. But these challenging times have also sparked kindness in towns and communities across Australia.

Support groups have been popping up all over the globe, looking to ensure that those who are most vulnerable in our communities have access to what they need. Anything from food, medical supplies and household items are all being offered up – including food for pets.

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An Olympian’s Best Mate…

In theory it made good sense. An elite athlete – an Olympian no less. And one of the fastest animals on four legs, a greyhound. An exercising perfect match.

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Fixing behaviours before they become problems

Fear and anxiety are a common cause of behavioural problems in most dogs, and greyhounds are no exception. Many greyhounds have not experienced the typical day-to-day sights and sounds, or activities that companion dogs are accustomed to. As a result, it can take a while for your average retired greyhound to grow comfortable in their new home. While they are adjusting, it’s common for a greyhound to experience some fear/anxiety as they encounter all the new things in their world.

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Prepare your dog for Winter & buy local

You may have noticed a little chill in the morning breeze or the nights becoming a much more comfortable sleeping temperature, and that’s because Winter is coming.

As the mercury begins to drop, it’s important to prepare your pet for the Winter months to avoid illnesses and ensure your pet is as toasty as you are throughout the colder months. To help you plan, we have put together a selection of products from businesses in bushfire and drought affected regions throughout Australia. We are in the midst of one crisis but those in the bush have come out of one and into the next and need a little extra help. All these products come in the perfect size to fit your greyhound.

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Winx Former Strapper finds New Best Friend

For four years they were inseparable as the queen of racing captured the hearts and minds of a nation winning 33 races in succession. But 12 months since Winx said goodbye, Candice Persijn has a new girl in her life.

Candice was the strapper for the superstar mare, always there, right by her side, be it on raceday, at the stables, or on those cold early mornings at the track, when even the clock was still asleep.

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Setting up a routine for you and your greyhound

It’s a universal truth that dogs love to eat, sleep and play. Often in the hustle and bustle of normal life, it can become a tricky balancing act to fit all of these things into each day.

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FILLING THE GAP

SURGE IN DEMAND TO ADOPT GREYHOUNDS AS PETS

In February this year, Greyhound Racing NSW announced it would be expanding its highly successful regional Greyhounds As Pets program around the State, with the addition of 4 extra regions, bringing the total to six adoption regions  across NSW.

The catalyst for the expansion was to help build a better rehoming pathway for all greyhounds in those and surrounding regions, particularly as more than 70% of the sport’s participants are based outside the metropolitan area, and with the success of the inaugural regional GAP program in Southern NSW, followed swiftly by expansion into the Northern Rivers.

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Homemade dog treats

In the eyes of your dog, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a tasty treat. If you’re looking to spoil your greyhound and create something at home, rather than just going out and buying expensive dog treats, try one of our delicious recipes and watch your pooch devour every morsel in the blink of an eye.

Mini Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • ½ cup stewed apple
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup rolled oats
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My Greyhound Story – meet Whiskey

When Jill McNally adopted a greyhound from the GAP NSW program, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life.

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Greyhounds make great pets – Q & A with Dr. Alicia Fuller

In these unprecedented times, a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, many have turned to man’s – and woman’s and children’s – best friend, with interest in dog adoption and fostering on the rapid rise, and one of the breeds racing ahead, is the greyhound.

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