Hound Blog

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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A royal life for Princess

This beautiful adoption story was sent to us from a Princess' Mum. Back in 2009 we adopted a Greyhound from Friends of the Hound - Princess (formerly Monika - she had a similar-looking brindle sibling called Anika). We had seen a lovely photo of her looking straight at the camera and there was just something in that look that said… "I'm the...
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Jake’s story

“Sadly, we had to put our baby girl Turtle down in June 2019. What a hole in our hearts she left. We told ourselves that we would wait 6 months before we got another hound as we had a newborn baby in the house. Then.. Fiona from Friends of the Hounds contacted me saying that she thought she had the perfect...
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Slow cooker Greyhound Mutt stew

Slow Stew for Hounds

Cook this affordable, nutritious meal for your hound/s in your large slow cooker! A great recipe, particularly in this current craziness. It should feed one hound for up to one week. (However, depending on size of your slow cooker… you may need to reduce amount of ingredients - a smaller slow cooker may only take half the ingredients). 2 whole chickens 1 bag...
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Bake sale at Williamstown High

Bake sale raises money for FOTH

Lauren, Stella, Charlie & Alex are A+ students to us! They organised a bake sale to raise money for Friends of the Hound at Williamstown High School in Victoria...
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