Hound Blog

Alfie & Ollie

The Greyhound learning curve

Alfie and Ollie came into our lives just over 3 months ago (through Brisbane FOTH). We were new to greyhounds and so it was a learning curve for both them and us! I have always been a big believer that animals become part of the family, however I never quite expected how much these two gorgeous creatures would impact our lives! Trust...
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Happy tails for Kimba & Ollie

Rescue tales for Kimba & Ollie

Two lovely 6 year old red fawn siblings came into our program early last month. Their racing owner had passed away and his daughter surrendered them. Both Kimba and Ollie were underweight, covered in fleas, with terrible teeth/gums. Kimba in particular was suffering from severe gum disease. These special little ‘spooks’ embraced the comforts of companion life (they just lo-o-oved having soft beds...
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Skye’s the limit for this happy hound

Lachie and Nellie adopted Skye from FOTH and doesn't she have a happy tale! She has come out of her shy shell and started showing off her playful, cheeky, and slightly kooky personality. Her coat has become glossier and she is confident with both her parents. She has a range of beds and blankets as well as her choice of coats...
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Parker with his family

Parker finds his family

I had finally persuaded my husband that we needed a second dog. We already had a wonderful Staffordshire terrier, Duke, and a black short-haired cat, Miles, but I felt it was time to add to the family. We decided that a rescue dog was the path we wanted to take, and so the search began. We had always had a greyhound...
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Neck warmers

Knit a Neck Warmer Campaign

With the help of Animal Rescue Craft Guild and our wonderful supporters the total number of neck warmers we received is 648! – from Australia, New Zealand, England and America We always knew this wasn’t going to raise thousands of dollars for FOTH, it was more around educating the public about rescue Greyhounds, promoting Friends of the Hound as a group (what we do and how...
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Pinky the Greyhound

Pinky’s adoption story

"Prior to getting a dog, I did many of those online questionnaires that help you decide what dog to get. And every questionnaire returned the same response: Greyhound - a breed we had no familiarity with and had not considered. When I looked into it, it did seem that a greyhound would be a great dog for our family. I also...
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Greyhound in stripey tshirt

Olive donates her pocket money

It is heartwarming to receive the support of compassionate young people like Olive, who recently sent this email, and who understands that Greyhounds are worth every cent and second we spend helping them. She will likely become part of the next generation of Greyhound adoption and welfare advocates. “Hi FOTH!! My mum made a donation of $20 from my pocket money. My name...
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Eileen & John

Eileen & John share their foster journey

Fostering can be a real roller-coaster ride. Some hounds need more time than others before they are ready for their furever home.Our first foster hound had come from a local vet practice. He had been there for a couple of weeks, the owner had taken him there to be euthanised but the vet practice negotiated and took his blood a few times...
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Foster carer Jill Larsen

A fostering story by Jill Larsen

Mike and I started fostering after my daughter adopted a Greyhound called Dave and I too fell in love with the breed. It has certainly been a very rewarding experience for us - we have learnt so much, and continue to learn more with each hound we foster. We currently have our 28th foster in our care. Some have been very hard...
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