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April Is Adopt A Greyhound Month, So Get Ready To Find Yourself A New Furry Best Friend

By Sophie Oddo
12th Apr 2021

If you're in need of a gentle, loving companion in your life, we think it's probably about time you filled that four-legged-shaped hole in your heart and adopted an adorable greyhound. 

In lieu of Greyhounds As Pets WA's annual National Greyhound Adoption Day (and many other events around Australia), they're making the month of April ‘Greyhound Adoption Month’. 

Whether you're ready to be a dog parent or not, you’ll be pleased to know, there’s plenty of other ways you can help. So we’ve teamed up with Greyhounds As Pets to help shed a light on the many ways you can make a difference in these furry friends’ lives.

Fostering

If you’re interested in being a temporary fur parent, or you’re not quite sure if greyhounds are the breed for you, you’ll be pleased to know there’s plenty of fostering opportunities for these beautiful animals. Not only does fostering a greyhound give you the experience of owning a greyhound, it also allows GAP to rehome more greyhounds while also exposing the dog to ‘pet-life’, making it easier for them to adapt to their forever-home when the time comes. 

Foster carers play a vital role in helping greyhound’s transition to life as a pet, which is why GAP are always on the hunt for more willing carers. It costs nothing to be a foster parent, with GAP providing everything you need from dry dog food to bedding. All they ask from you is that you are loving and patient, prepared to socialise the dog and be flexible. Sounds like a deal to us. 

Adopting

Of course, if you are lucky enough to be in a position to adopt, you can take home a new furry best friend for $350. Due to their appearance, Greyhounds are generally misunderstood dogs, boasting an affectionate and sweet nature who love human companionship. While they are large, these dogs don’t need large amounts of space and are in fact perfect for an urban home as they are very low maintenance and sleep for up to 20 hours (think of them like a large cat). A 15-20 minute walk each day is all that they need, so they’re perfect for those who are time-poor and busy at work.

So go on, make a difference to a greyhounds life and adopt a new furry best friend, thanks to Greyhounds As Pets

Image credit: Juan Gomez

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