Hound Blog

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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Karen & Truman the Greyhound

Say cheese! A photo shoot for Truman & Karen

Truman and Karen had a great time at their photo shoot with Kevin Evans for the 2020 Coffee Table book. "It was a wonderful experience, Kevin made it so enjoyable and the images are fantastic" Karen tells us. She usually hates having her photo taken but really enjoyed the experience. Kevin shoots from far enough away with a long lens and gives...
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Crocheted Greyhounds

Clone your Greyhound fundraiser

Our first fundraiser for the year “Clone your Greyhound” featured custom made crocheted Greyhounds! This was very popular and produced some very cute clones with their own distinguishing features. There were black Greyhound clones, white, fawn, brindle, one with 3 legs, some with half or no tails and some that have crossed the rainbow bridge. A beautiful memory of a beloved pet. Thank...
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Honk to end dog racing

Ipswich Greyhound track. WE SAY NO!

Last Sunday 16th February 2020 there was a good turnout of at least 250 people who protested the building of a new Greyhound racing track in Ipswich QLD. In October 2019 the Queensland government announced its support for a new $39 million greyhound racing track at Ipswich. Construction is expected to start in 2022 with first races to be held by the end...
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