Olive would like to take up residence on your couch and in your heart. A striking brindle beauty, Olive is a gentle and affectionate girl who will exchange immediate, lifelong friendship for ear rubs. Known to be a total snooze-hound, she loves to sleep 90% of the time, and you’ll often find her curled up like a sweet little donut. Olive is a clever snoot, and learnt quickly that couch time happens on an invite-only basis.

She lives for her twice-daily walk where she’s a bit of a socialite – Olive is a greyhound who enjoys outings, socialising at the park and meeting new friends – dogs and people alike. Whilst she is happy with most dogs she meets, she doesn’t appreciate it when others rush up to her and invade her face space. Olive walks well on a lead, is house-trained and has already mastered stairs.

She would do well as a solo houndie, or with another equally snoozy and cruisey canine companion. A lthough Olive hasn’t shown any separation anxiety whilst her foster carer is at work, she would prefer humans who work part time. Olive is a shadow-hound, and when you move through the house, you’ll have an Olive-shaped shadow trailing you!

Most content snoozing the day away, Olive will perk up for food but is still learning that human food is not hers for the taking. She is a total couch potato, lazy and laid-back, and utterly charming to everyone she meets.

No cat or small dog applications please.
No children under six.
No full-time workers unless working from home post COVID19 unless there is another dog.


  • Gender Female
  • Colour Brindle
  • Age 2 years
  • Adoption Fee $350.00
  • Desexed Yes
  • Located Melbourne, VIC
  • Microchip Number 956000006355136
  • 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 who compete our online application.
When this is done we can make contact to discuss adopting a greyhound and potential suitable greys currently in foster care.https://www.gumtreegreys.com.au/adoption_enquiry/

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.

Listed by

Gumtree Greys - Melbourne on February 11, 2021

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