"Relaxing in the sun" - Mercury has been enjoying the good life since joining Gumtree Greys. He’s been so excited to explore his new world, and loves every second of it. From walks to soft beds, cuddles and relaxing in the sun, Mercury thinks the sweet life is pretty good.

But nothing has been more exciting to Mercury than the discovery of ‘freedom’ chicken nuggets. The crunchy, juicy morsels he was fed when he was rescued make him go crazy with excitement. He likes to show off his agility and speed by catching them mid air, much to the amusement of those around him.

Mercury is very grateful for his new life, but he is still learning how to be a ‘pet’. He is patient for his meals and never steals food from the table. He’s almost toilet trained, but ongoing guidance will be needed.

Mercury loves his daily walks and spending time with other big dogs at the park. He may like to have another canine friend, but would be equally happy living as the only dog. He loves his humans more than anything, but sometimes gets a little too playful and needs to learn manners and boundaries when it’s game time.

No small dog or cat applications please.
No children under 12.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID 19.


  • Gender Male
  • Colour Brindle
  • Age 4 years
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000005406956
  • Source/DAB Number FC100739
  • Available for interstate adoption? No

Medical notes

All our dogs are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and microchipped.

Adoption process

We only consider applications from people who compete our online application form. When this is received, we will make contact to discuss adopting a greyhound and suitable greys currently in foster care.

Dogs are pack animals and Greyhounds, in particular, are very familiar with being surrounded by other dogs in their racing kennel environment. For this reason, when left alone without people or other dogs for company, they can be prone to separation anxiety which can manifest in destructive and/or noisy behaviour. Yes, they may "grow out" of it after a few weeks in their new home, but why put the dog through that stress to ultimately live all day alone, while everyone is at work? As a result we do not rehome dogs into households where they are left on their own for more than 4 hours per day, without either people or another dog for company.

Your home will require an initial “dog safe” Homecheck by Gumtree Greys. Payment of $350 for the placement is required at the time of the dog going into your home for the two week trial period. If you decide during the trial not to proceed with adopting the greyhound, your adoption fee will be reimbursed.

Outside of the trial period, the adoption fee will be relinquished to Gumtree Greys.

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Gumtree Greys - Melbourne on December 1, 2020

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