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Become a member

Paying a small annual membership fee provides necessary financial support


Greyhounds are gentle loving companions looking for forever homes

The Greyt Portrait Prize


Pre order your 2023 FOTH calendar now!


Greyhounds have been depicted in art throughout the ages. 

Ancient Egyptian urns to medieval tapestries, Renaissance paintings and life-like sculptures, the Greyhound form has been celebrated throughout history and culture.

The Friends of the Hound 2023 Calendar showcases artwork entered in The Greyt Portrait Prize competition. 

It’s a bit like the Archibald but with much longer snoots!

Artworks reflect the love, respect and admiration adopters have for their rescued hounds.

We hope you enjoy the art!

> Pre-order a copy of the 2023 Greyt Portrait Prize calendar now

Pre order your 2023 Friends of the Hound calendar now

Commit to make a change

Friends of the Hound rescues and finds companion homes for around 250 Greyhounds from the racing industry each year.

They are freed from being caged, forced to race in extreme conditions and continually placed at risk of injury and death on the track.

Greyhounds in our care are desexed, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated, and often provided dental treatment and treatment or surgery for injuries. This all comes at significant cost for a volunteer-based, not-for-profit charity.

We receive no funding and rely heavily on fundraising and donations from our supporters.

So we are putting a COMMITMENT call out…

Can you commit to make a monthly donation – just a few dollars each week – to Friends of the Hound so that we may continue our important rescue and adoption mission?

Help us to help more hounds.



Adopt Available Greyhounds

Ready to adopt? Meet some of the beautiful Greyhounds looking for their forever home

Adoption not Destruction

The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds.

Our mission is to create public awareness of the Greyhound as a gentle, affectionate dog and excellent family pet, and to save and find companion homes for as many beautiful Greyhounds as possible. We advocate the ADOPTION, NOT DESTRUCTION motto.

Through a comprehensive program of promotion and education, we aim to dispel any lasting misconceptions about Greyhounds and increase public awareness of their plight. Greyhounds are not just race dogs, they make lovely family pets and companions and are suitable dogs for suburban homes and people of all ages.

Friends of the Hound Inc. is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit rescue charity, relying solely on fundraising and donations, the generosity of our local community and the efforts of our members, to achieve our aims.

All Greyhounds homed through Friends of the Hound are desexed, vaccinated and wormed, and are homed with their own warm coat, collar, lead, toy, tag and muzzle.

Greyhounds make great pets

Upcoming Events

14 Oct
Friends of the Hound at Barktoberfest – Carseldine Markets
6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and say hi to us at Barktoberfest at the Carseldine Markets

07 Oct
Friends of the Hound at Eumundi Markets
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and join us at the Eumundi markets!

More about Friends of the Hound



Years saving Greyhounds


Volunteers helping us


Saved Greyhounds


Happy Greyhound parents

Team Our People

Meet our team of amazing volunteers who tirelessly give their time, money and energy to save Greyhounds

Please help us to help Greyhounds

Your donations help us to save and find companion homes for ex-racing Greyhounds. Thank you for your support…

Thanks Our Supporters

We are so grateful to the wonderful vets and other groups that support us.
Learn about all of our wonderful sponsors here >

Rescue Resource
Pet Barn Kedron
Wallsend Vet
Greencross Vets Palm Beach
Animals at Oakley flat
Centenary Vet Ipswich