Success Stories

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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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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Harry's New Life

Harry’s new life

"It all began when we were sitting in the car park at Bunning's one day and my husband randomly said that he would love to have a black greyhound and call him Winston (a name that we will have to save for another time). As we already have a beautiful whippet named Penny, it seemed natural that our next move...
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Sisters reunited - Elsie & Freda

Sisters reunited – meet Elsie & Freda

Elsie and Freda’s adoption story. By Peggy Naumov - Greyhound Mum I had met rescue greyhounds at the Brisbane Ekka several years ago, all laying so relaxed on sofas in the dog exhibit. Their carers patiently told me of the plight of these beautiful, calm Greyhounds. That stayed with me, and I was always fortunate to speak to people that owned Greyhounds and...
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Happy days! Success story

Shaunagh & John’s furry family

We asked Shaunagh & John to share with us their Greyhound Success Story. Please tell us about your furry family… We are owned by three big, black, beautiful rescued greyhounds. Black Betty (The Velvet Queen), Lockie (Daddy Long Legs) and Squirt (Squirty!!!), collectively known as the Black Pack. We adopted them four years ago from Friends of the Hound and our lives have...
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Meet Amy and Becca

We adopted Amy and Becca in October 2016, just after their 2nd birthday. They are littermates, were bonded and had been fostered together. FOTH was looking for a family with young children and cats to take on two greyhounds as they were happy with both kids and cats. We, on the other hand were looking for two dogs to adopt. My...
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Buster and Roxy

A little over three years ago, my partner Seb and I said goodbye to our family and friends in NSW and moved up to Queensland. Within a month we were on the lookout for a rescue pet. Although Seb loves his cats, I unfortunately am allergic, so we decided we needed a cat-like dog. While at the Sydney Royal Easter Show some...
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