Aims and Objectives
Greyhounds as Pets is a not for profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. It aims to provide families with a pet that is ideally suited to their needs while giving those greyhounds not suited to racing, or ready to complete their life as an athlete, a new home..
Finding a dog is easy. Finding the right dog for your family, environment and lifestyle is a challenge that Greyhounds as Pets takes very seriously. We want you and your new friend to live 'happily ever after'. For this reason, we ask foster carers and adopters to fill in a detailed questionnaire to enable us to match you to the most suitable greyhound.
All our staff have extensive experience in working with Greyhounds both behaviourally and medically, as well as having a passion for the breed and for further educating the public on what wonderful animals they are. We place great importance on identifying lovely greyhounds with great temperaments and placing them into the right homes. You can therefore trust that your future friend (adopters), or retired racer (owners/trainers) are in loving and capable hands.
Staff are suitably qualified in the areas of Veterinary Science and Animal Science, with extensive Greyhound specific knowledge.
The objective is to improve animal welfare in the greyhound racing industry by providing dogs with a ‘career change’ if they are not suited to, or are ready to retire from, the racing industry.
GRNSW Greyhounds As Pets is very proud to be the first Approved Program under the Greenhounds initiative in NSW. To learn more about Greenhounds (the body administering NSW muzzling exemptions for pet Greyhounds), please see www.greenhounds.com.au or phone (02) 8767 0519.
Check out this great article which highlights what wonderful pets Greyhounds are, as well as how they can unite people and bring about wonderful friendships!
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or adopter, we would recommend that you download one of forms below.
Owners and Trainers
Foster Carers and Adopters
If you have any questions regarding fostering or adopting (or you’d like to become a volunteer at one of our information days) please contact us on freecall 1800 696 377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GRNSW's new OzChase computer system goes live on Monday 17 June 2013. This will impact on how people participate in greyhound racing as well as how they nominate their greyhounds online and how they receive prizemoney. To help with the transition, GRNSW has created an OzChase information section.
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Greyhounds as Pets is a not for profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or adopter click here for more information.
GRNSW and TAFE NSW will launch the Certificate II - Greyhounds program in March. The program will provide new entrants to the greyhound racing industry with the skills and knowledge to further their career.