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Greyhound Adoptions WA - Adopt a Greyhound

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Published January 14th 2018
Paw me another opportunity in life
Greyhounds are often associated with racing, but unfortunately, when their racing career has finished, some are sadly not needed. That's where Greyhound Adoptions WA steps forward to support their next chapter of life. Temporarily, they live with their foster carers, before being re-homed with their adopted family. Further information can be found here.

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Racing against myself


In search of a new addition to our family, a radio advert promoting a greyhound gathering in Perth caught my attention. Within a few days, thanks to the informative report, we soon became a greyhound owner to a beautiful puppy, now 20 months young.

We paid an adoption fee of $375 which covered his sterilisation, teeth cleaning, micro-chipping, basic training, flea treatment, vaccination, worm treatment, lead, collar and muzzle.

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Here i am, relaxing at Yanchep dog beach


Speaking on behalf of my adopted greyhound, he is adorable, loyal, and brings great pleasure to the household. An instant bond came between ourselves and my older children. He quickly adapted to his new environment and has many pros, my preferences being: -
His unique long nose
Sheds very little hair
No noticeable dog odour
Very affectionate
Friendly with other dogs
Quick learner to new house rules
No car sickness travels very well

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Enjoying a power nap


Tanny also enjoys tagging along on camping trips; here he is in the photos below holidaying at Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup.

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Must dip my paws in the water


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Cooling off in the river


Because he is still in his puppy years, Tanny is very energetic for a greyhound. They do have a reputation for being couch potatoes, but not Tanny. He also prefers the shallow water as he hasn't quite worked out how to swim, only sink.

Of course, I have to mention a mischievous con, this being: -
Stealing. He loves to grab my soft beaded owl doorstop, shoes, toilet rolls and anything soft he can get his mouth around. Apart from this innocent behaviour, I would highly recommend adopting a greyhound as a pet. If you would like to read more information or view greyhounds up for adoption please click here.


Thanks to the Greyhound Adoptions WA, and the foster carers, they have given the opportunity for many adorable greyhounds to be re-homed, and extend their remaining years in an environment they may not have possibly seen.

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Why? To give a greyhound a new home
When: Anytime
Phone: 0410395492 or 0438601492
Where: WA
Cost: $375 adoption fee
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