How you can rehome an ex-racing greyhound
LISMORE and Casino greyhound trainers are taking advantage of a new adoption program for greyhounds used in racing.
Greyhounds As Pets helps to match former racing dogs with adoptive owners and foster carers.
The not-for-profit initiative co-ordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW was introduced to the Northern Rivers late last year.
Since its introduction, 15 local trainers have become involved in the program.
Four dogs have been formally adopted, four greyhounds are on trial for adoption and two greyhounds are in foster care.
With the regional GAP program, prospective new owners can lodge an online application, and are then matched with a greyhound to their specific needs from the greyhounds listed.
"A unique part of the program which is working extremely well, is that the adopters are able to directly communicate with the previous trainer or owner of the dog, to work out any likes, dislikes, or quirks about their new pet," GRNSW CEO Tony Mestrov said.
In NSW, 2085 greyhounds have been rehomed by the industry in the past seven months.
He said rehoming greyhounds, either post racing or otherwise, is critical to the industry and a major pillar of the GRNSW 2018-21 Strategic Plan.