• Tony Bosworth

You’ll need to be quick to catch a Greyhound…adoption day Saturday

Tomorrow - Saturday - is a big day for Greyhounds – and maybe for you too – because Greyhounds as Pets (GAP), a not-for-profit organisation that re-homes retired race dogs, is holding a Greyhound Adoption Day at Kellyville Pets store where you could find your next best friend.

The well-known pets store has been working with GAP rehoming Greyhounds for about six years and the annual event has proved really successful.

This Greyhound Adoption event is extra special – the Greyhounds will be colour coded.

This system will help singles, couples and families of all ages find their perfect Greyhound match — based on lifestyle, the home, and very importantly, the dog's needs too.

Watch this excellent video from last year's GAP event

Blue Colour-Coded Dogs are best matched with full-time workers.

Red Colour-Coded dogs could be a perfect match for people who are home more often, and ideal for those who already have a pet dog.

Meet, cuddle and interact with a variety of these calm, friendly and loving Greyhounds on Saturday with the GAP NSW team and volunteers there on the day to answer any questions and provide information on the Greyhound Fostercare or Adoption process.

The organisers say they cannot wait to find these beautiful, quirky, fun-loving hounds their new families and fur-ever homes.

Some of the Greyhounds looking for their forever homes tomorrow. L-R - Mrs G, Fetch, Bear, and Peanut. And the Averill family who adopted Herbert at last year's event

Dogs accepted into Greyhounds as Pets are first checked by a veterinarian and behaviourally assessed for suitability as a pet.

They are then settled into pet life through a six-week foster care program, where they learn house manners, including toilet training. Greyhounds are then ready to be placed into loving homes.

For those interested in adopting please register at www.gapnsw.com.au and get a sneak peek at the Adoption Day Dog-a-logue which features the profile of the greyhounds that will be at the event, or send your name, email address and phone number to gap@grnsw.com.au and an application form will be sent out for completion.

When - Saturday, May 29

Time: 09:00am - 02:00pm

Where: Kellyville Pets, 1-15 Milcroft Way, Beaumont Hills

More info: www.gapnsw.copm.au or https://www.kellyvillepets.com.au/

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