Greyhound Adoption Month escalates demand for pet greyhounds

The word is out that greyhounds make great pets, and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Greyhound Adoption Program is ready to service the demand.

Publicity around the Greyhound Adoption Month in April has sent interest in adopting a retired racer skyrocketing.

QRIC Deputy Commissioner Natalie Conner said that while more than 20 dogs went to their new forever homes on Queensland Greyhound Adoption Open Day on 30 April, several families promised to return to adopt a dog in the future.

“Open Day gave some of our visitors the chance to meet a greyhound for the first time and the opportunity to ask questions about the adoption process,” she said.

“There was also a lot of interest in the GAP matching process as we match you to the greyhound that fits into your family and lifestyle.

“It was also an opportunity for our staff to show off their work as they answered questions about the dogs, and toured people through the Churchable kennels.

“We had a lot of interest in how GAP works with the greyhound racing industry to rehome their retired racing greyhounds to Queensland families.

“Greyhound trainers and owners bring those dogs who have finished racing, to GAP and our staff work with the dogs to get them ready for life as pet. 

For more information about adopting a greyhound see the GAP website and fill in an adoption application.


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