Greyhound Rescue was set up to find homes for the many greyhounds surplus to requirements of the Racing Industry and launched our website in 2009. Since then we've found homes for more than 800 greyhounds which otherwise would not have had a life after finishing their racing career or failing to start one.

Greyhound Rescue is based on Sydney's North Shore and is run by Peter and Janet, a retired couple, who have worked in dog rescue for many years and devoted their attention to Greyhounds in particular for the past nine years. More recently a number of volunteers have joined us and have added hard work and imagination to help the greyhounds.

Greyhound Rescue currently has about 70 greyhounds in its care, some at home, some with foster carers and some in kennels. There are always more coming in or waiting to come in that need to find a loving home. Racing greyhounds have generally lived their lives in kennels and it is important that they spend some time in a home to learn to adjust to everyday happenings and sounds, like TV sets, vacuums, washing machines, small dogs, children, etc.

Greyhounds by nature are very gentle and affectionate. They don't need a lot of exercise, don't lose much hair, don't have that 'doggy smell', rarely bark and make excellent family pets. We also believe that greyhounds should be part of the family and live and sleep indoors. We are sure that anyone adopting from us would be sure to agree with us! If you need reassurance about what beautiful pets they can be please go to our website and go to 'Success Stories' to see some beautiful photographs of greyhounds with children, on beaches, on holidays and having a great time with families in general.

Greyhound Rescue has a no kill policy and would not euthanise a greyhound unless it was terminally ill or in great pain. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, colour or sex.

Please visit our website for information about adopting a greyhound, volunteering, and more information about us. If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.


Donations: Every donation over $2 is tax deductible, so you can help balance your books to help ours...plus, you'll get a nice Superhero feeling that you've helped save a hound. Win-win all round!

To make a donation you can do so via direct bank deposit or paypal (although please keep in mind paypal charges fees). If you do direct bank deposit send an email through to to let them know about your donation.

AccountName: Greyhound Rescue Inc
BSB: 012289
Account No: 524792379
Reference: Donation

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