There is a $10 joining fee which includes a raffle ticket. There will also be a fancy dress dog and human competition!
Other things on offer on the day will include:
A sausage sizzle to stave off the hunger with a meat and vegetarian option
The Café Au Lait Coffee van will have all your coffee needs
GAWA stall will have greyhound merchandise and other dog goods
Scent to Rescue Candles
BADA (Bikers against dog abuse) stall
Free the Hounds
Hands on Dog Wash
Nail clipping by Pauline $10
The Art of Dejana Louise
Animal Reiki and Bowen Therapy
Music by Patrick Hinksman
Sharyn Fleming local vocals
Walk around the lake at 10.30 am
The event will be run by Greyhound Adoptions who started in 2008. They are a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation and their main aim is to rescue and re-home greyhounds.
As a rescue group, they have a no-kill policy and take in dogs which have not made the grade on the race track. They also take in those that will no longer race and place them in homes. Here they will hopefully receive all the love and affection they give. They also believe that they need to educate owners and people in general what a wonderful and loyal pet a greyhound can be.
I can attest to this having owned one for a short time. He had the most gorgeous nature and was not phased by anything - my blind dog snapped at him every time he came near, and yet this big greyhound did not once snap back or show the slightest bit of aggression.
My greyhound whom I named Horse
When you adopt a greyhound, you will often be saving the dogs from a life which can be short and unhappy.
Greyhound Adoptions are always looking for foster carers due to the high amount of ex-racing greyhounds available.