Greyhounds make great pets. They are gentle, good natured, low maintenance, require less exercise than people think!
Contrary to what a lot of people think, greyhounds are more like sprinters rather than marathon runners. this mean that most of them only require a 15-20 minute walk each day. Many can sleep for up to 20 hours a day so are great for families and busy working couples. However there are exceptions to the rule and some greyhounds will require more or less exercise dependent on their energy levels and age.
As a large breed of dog, greyhounds actually require much less room than other breeds of a similar size and will often be found curled up around the house. We have greyhounds living in studio apartments, units and townhouses, as well as large homes and rural properties.
How to rehome a Greyhound? See the listing below of Greyhound Rescues (if you know of one that is not listed please let us know)
New South Wales
Friends of the Hounds The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds. They create public awareness of the Greyhound as a gentle, affectionate dog and excellent family pet and aim to rescue and re-home as many as possible.
Greyhound Adoption Program NSW The Greyhound Adoption Program (NSW) is a non-profit organisation (non-industry) dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds. Their primary purpose is to educate the public on the benefits and care of Greyhounds as companion animals, and to find permanent loving homes for them. website | facebook
Greyhound Rescue Greyhound Rescue was set up to find homes for the many greyhounds surplus to requirements of the racing industry. Greyhound Rescue is run by Peter and Janet, a retired couple, who have worked in dog rescue for many years and now devote their attention to greyhounds.
GRNSW Greyhounds as Pets The Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) program is the Greyhound Racing NSW adoption initiative.
website | 1800 696 377(freecall)
Animals In Need Animals in Need rescue, rehabilitate and re-home a variety of animals, including greyhounds.
Friends of the Hound The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds. They create public awareness of the Greyhound as a gentle, affectionate dog and excellent family pet and aim to rescue and rehome as many as possible.
Greys4Pets Greys4Pets are a private animal shelter who re-home surrendered and retired Greyhounds, along with all other breeds of dogs.
Greyhound Adoption Program QLD The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is the Racing Queensland adoption initiative.
website | 07 3869 9769 or 07 3869 9795 This group is affiliated with the racing and gambling industries
Greyhounds New Beginnings Greyhounds New Beginnings is a Brisbane based group who rescue ex-racing greyhounds and provide them with a second chance at life in a loving forever home.
Greyhound Adoption Program of SA The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is the Greyhound Racing SA adoption initiative.
SA Greyhound Adoption SA Greyhound Adoption rescues and finds loving homes for ex-racing greyhounds.
Kennel2Couch Greyhound Rehoming Kennel2Couch we co-ordinate with trainers to rescue and re-home their retired greyhounds.
Brightside Farm Sanctuary Brightside have a range of animals for adoption, including greyhounds and other dogs who have come from council pounds and would otherwise be killed. Many of the animals at Brightside have suffered from neglect or cruel treatment.
Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is the TasRacing adoption initiative.
Greyhound Haven Tasmania Greyhound Haven is a privately run (non-industry funded) sanctuary for greyhounds, operating in northern Tasmania. They aim to re-home greyhounds where possible as well as provide information on the care of greyhounds as pets.
Amazing Greys Amazing Greys were founded out of compassion and love for greyhounds exploited by the racing industry. They rescue and re-home surrendered greyhounds and greyhounds from local shelters.
Greyhound Haven Greyhound Haven is a self funded greyhound rescue and rehoming service in Mildura.
email | 0450 170 860
Greyhound Rescue Victoria Greyhound Rescue Victoria are a group in South East Victoria, Australia who rehabilitate and re-home surrendered ex-racing greyhounds.
Greyhound Safety Net Greyhound Safety Net endeavour to provide a safety net for retired Greyhounds who may not otherwise be saved. Their mission is to find homes for as many greyhounds as they can.
Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is the Greyhound Racing Victoria adoption initiative.
Gippsland Greyhounds Gippsland Greyhounds rescue, socialise and re-home retired racing greyhounds in the Gippsland area.
Busselton Greyhound Awareness Busselton Greyhound Awareness aims to raise awareness about the plight of ex-racing greyhounds and to provide information regarding fostering and adoption.
Greyhound Adoptions WA Greyhound Adoptions WA rescue greyhounds which have not made the grade on the track or no longer wish to race, and place them into homes where the love and affection they offer can be returned.
Greyhound Angels of WA Greyhound Angels are dedicated to finding responsible homes for greyhounds that are no longer required for racing or simply were not fast enough.
Greyhounds As Pets Greyhounds As Pets is a the Greyhounds WA adoption initiative.